About the Temple

Holy Tanks

There is a Nagasunai (holy tank) inside the temple premises, which was said to have been dug by serpent kings named Paduman and Sangan. People who take a bath in this holy tank, adore ant-hill earth on their body and offer holy prayers to the preisiding deities of this Temple have a permanent relief from all sorts of dreadful deseases.

Tree for The Temple

Tree for the Temple is Punnai(Calophyllum inophyllum) Tree. Once upon a time this area covered by these trees. In this temple this tree is in Western Prahaaram.

Artistical Special

The temple is constructed in the art of Diravida kalai. This is also constructed the Aagamam called Kamiga Agamam.

Sankaranaarayanakovil have 125 feet raja gopuram. This gopuram contains nine storeys. It's top part length is 56 feet, width is 15 feet. Kumba kalasam on the top is 7 feet 4 Ankulam.

Literature Special

1. Gomathi Satharathinamalai (This book contains hundered poems about Goddess Gomathi, Author – Tirunelveli Pettai A. Eswaramurthy Pillai).

2. Gomathi Pillai Tamil – Author Uthumalai Samasdhana Vidwan Puliangudi Muthu Veerappa kavirayar.

Notale Inscriptions

There is a cut stone inscription at Thachanallur Swamy Vedamoorthi Mutt in Tirunelveli District. This stone described about the various temple renovation works done by various kings and their period of rule. By this one Thiru.K.Nallaperumal Pillai has written one book SenTamilselvi Xth Silambu in this book in page No.500, there was some news about this temple.

Temple Administration

This is a senior grade temple having an annual income of about Rupees. One crore. The administration of the temple is being carried on by a Fit Person and an Executive Officer in the grade of Deputy Commissioner, H.R.&C.E Admn. Dept., Tamil Nadu.