Ekanthalingeswarar Azhwarthoppu

Ekanthalingeswarar, Azhwarthoppu

Saivite Temples - Thoothukudi


Ekanthalingeswarar, facing east


Aramvalartha Nayaki, facing south

Other Deities

Adhikara Nandi, Suryan, Ayyappan, 63 Nayanmar, Kanni Vinayaka, Sahasralingam, Pancha Bootha Lingam, Subramanya with consorts, Saneeswara, Kalabhairava, Bhairavi, Chandran

Ekanthalingeswarar Azhwarthoppu is an east-facing temple with an entrance through a 3 tiered gopuram on the south side. A 5 tiered Rajagopuram is on the east side. The temple is amidst lush groves on the north banks of the Tamiraparani River. There are 2 Prakarams. The inner Prakaram is completely covered and has mandapams in front of the sanctum sanctorum and cloistered mandapams all around. The temple and the area are also called Kantheeswaram and were earlier known as Navalingapuram.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Tamiraparani River

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – Vilwam (Aegle marmelos)


Ekanthalingeswarar Azhwarthoppu is an old temple having been built by later Pandyas and Vijayanagar Kings. Some Fish Symbols of the Pandya Kings are present here on the ceiling and walls here at Ekanthalingeswarar Azhwarthoppu. More historical information is not available as of now.


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Ekanthalingeswarar Azhwarthoppu is 2 kilometers north of Azhwar Thirunagari and visible from here across the Tamiraparani River.

Stay and Food

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

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