Chokkalingaswamy Manakkarai

Chokkalingaswamy, Manakkarai

Saivite Temples - Thoothukudi


Chokkalingaswamy, facing east


Meenakshiamman, facing south

Other Deities

Adhikara Nandi, Vinayaka, Muruga with consorts, Dakshinamurthy, Chandikeswara

Chokkalingaswamy Manakkarai is a small east-facing temple with a single Prakaram. The temple is constructed with stone, old and dilapidated, though signs of a revival effort can be seen in the form of fresh paint on the structures. A Balipeedam, Flagstaff, and Nandi are in front of the entrance Mandapam in the east. A small 3 tier Gopuram is on top of the entrance mandapam. A Mahamandapam, Ardha Mandapam, and Antralaya are present before the sanctum sanctorum of the main deity. The goddess shrine entrance is from the same Maha Mandapam.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Chokkalingaswamy Manakkarai is an ancient temple as is evident from the construction style and architecture. Historical information is not available as of now.


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Chokkalingaswamy Manakkarai is 5 kilometers south of Vallanadu and can be reached by taking Manakkarai Road from the Vallanadu Junction. Vallanadu is 15 kilometers east of Tirunelveli and 37 kilometers west of Thoothukudi on the highway connecting the two towns.

Stay and Food

None locally. The closest for food and stay is Tirunelveli.

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