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Arul migu Sankara Linga Swamy
Pooja Timings
Thiruvanandhal 6.00 am
Vizha Pooja 6.30 am
Siru Kaala Santhi 8.30 am
Kaala Santhi 10.30 am
Uchikkaalam 12.30 pm
Saaya Ratchai 5.30 pm
Artha Jaamam 9.00 pm
Worship Time

Morning - 5.30 am to Afternoon - 12.15 pm        Evening - 4.00 pm to Afternoon - 9.30 pm

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Assistant Commissioner / Executive Officer
Arulmigu Sankaranaaraayana Swamy Thirukkovil,
Sankarankovil - 627 756
Tirunelveli District, TAMILNADU
Email Id: sankarankoil@tnhrce.org
Phone: 04636 – 222265
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In the 11 th Century king Ukkirapandia ruled over Ukkirankottai. He used to go over to Madurai to have dharsan of Lord Arulmigu Somasundarar. One day when he was priceeding to Madurai to worship God Arulmigu Somasundarar, The Chief Elephant tusked the earth on the way and plunged into a pit.

At that time Manikireevan, the watchman of Punnai forest came there and told the king “Oh king! Here is an anti-hill in the midest of Punnai forest.When the anti-hill was demolished there appeared a tail less cobra. It's might is unesplainable. It belongs to the god. On hearing this the king rushed to the Punnai fores and saw the Sivalingam by the side of the ant – hill to his over whelming happiness.

He then had a bath in the Nagasunai (holy tank) and worshipped the God. Later on according to history, the king destroyed the forest in the vicinity of the ant – hill, constructed this Temple with Mandapams, Gopuram (Tower) and Compound walls. In the 12 th Century king Seevalaramapandian constructed the Rajagopuram (big tower) and front Mandapaa. This Thirukkoil has three important sannadhis with in its premises.

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