Ramalingeswarar Shenbagaramanallur

Ramalingeswarar, Shenbagaramanallur

Saivite Temples - Tirunelveli District


Ramalingeswarar, facing east


Soundaryanayaki (also called Azhagamman), facing south

Other Deities

Surya, Juradevar, Kanni Vinayaka, Kasi Viswanathar, Visalakshi, Muruga with consorts, Saneeswarar, Bhairava, Chandran, Nataraja. Sanctum Niches – Dakshinamurthy, Chandikeswara

Ramalingeswarar Shenbagaramanallur is a large east-facing temple situated in 2 Prakarams. The entrance is through a large stone gateway mandapam which has some beautiful carvings on it. Outside this gateway are a small mandapam and a temple tank. The outer prakaram is large and has a large Nataraja mandapam on the north side. The idol of Lord Nataraja is a large and beautiful one. The mandapam has a pillared section before the shrine. Nataraja is seen with his consort Sivakami Amman here. The inner Prakaram is entered through a doorway. This prakaram is a completely covered one. A Maha Mandapam is common to both the sanctum sanctorum and the south-facing shrine of the goddess. Both have separate Ardha Mandapams. There are many beautiful pillars in the mandapams. One behind the sanctum of the lord is of particular interest. If you blow on the ears of the Yaali you get a different note on each side. One is said to resemble a conch being blown. As per Tamiraparani Mahatmayam (to be clarified) this is considered as one of the Pancha (five) Aasana Sthalams, the others being Sathyavageeswarar (Kalakkad), Nageswarar (Nanguneri), Manonmaneeswarar (Vijayaranyam), and Vazhudeeswarar (Erawadi).

Holy Water (Theertham) – Temple Pond

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Ramalingeswarar Shenbagaramanallur is an ancient temple as is evident from the numerous inscriptions and the architecture style. The details of the inscriptions are not available as of now.


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Ramalingeswarar Shenbagaramanallur is 9 kilometers east of Nanguneri. While going from Tirunelveli, after crossing Nanguneri take a left in the bypass and enter Uvari Road. If you are coming from inside Nanguneri you will join here. After the railway level crossing take the immediate fork on the left into Moolakaraipatti Road. At 4 kilometers take the right to reach Ramalingeswarar Shenbagaramanallur. There is a beautiful Perumal Temple here.

Stay and Food

None locally. Closest is Tirunelveli.

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