Sankarankovil Sri Sankaranarayana Swamy Temple

Sri Gomathy Amman


Holy Name : Sri Sankaranarayana Swamy Temple

God : Sri Sankaralingam, Sri Sankara Narayana Swamy

Goddess : Sri Gomathi Amman

Location : Sankarankovil, Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu, India.

Thala Virutcham Punnai

History & Importance :

  • Sankara Narayana Temple features a magnificent 9 tier Rajagopuram. The temple depicts the concept of Hari (Vishnu) and Hara (Shiva) being one God.
  • Amman went on penance on the earth to see “Lord Shiva” & “Lord Vishnu” together hence known as Sankara Narayanar.The right portion of the idol has sandal and indicates Lord Siva, with cobra around his neck & moon above his head.The left side of the idol indicates Lord Vishnu having “Sanghu” in his hand.
  • During March and September months, the rays of Sun fall on Sankaralingam for three days from 21st of the respective months.
  • Two serpents Sangan and Pathuman worshiped this Lingam.
  • Highly powerful Sree Sakra and Angna Sakra are found in front of Amman.
  • The Puthu Maan or ant hill sand is offered as Prasad for the devotees. It is believed that consuming a pinch of the sand Prasad will help to cure a lot of diseases.
  • Adi Thabasu Festival is the important festival celebrated in the temple during the Tamil month of Aadi (July – August). The Chitthirai Brahmmotsavam Festival in celebrated during April – May.  Aipasi wedding festival in celebrated in October – November. The annual Theppam Floating Festival is conducted in January – February.

Benefits: Gives marriage and children, Relief from Naga Dosa, relief from psychic and eye related diseases.



Sri Sankara Narayanar


Sri Sankaralingam, Sri Sankara Narayanar, Sri Gomathy Amman


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