Saivite Temples - Tirunelveli District


Sundareswarar, facing east


Meenakshi, facing east

Other Deities

Vinayaka, Kasi Viswanathar, Visalakshi, Navagraha

Sindupoonthurai is a small east facing temple which has been renovated in recent times. A single prakaram houses the sanctums and the shrines. It is located in a busy area. The Tamiraparani River flows a little way to the east of the temple.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Tamiraparani River

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Sindupoonthurai is an old temple that has been mentioned by Thirunavukkarasar and Thirugnanasambandar (7th Century CE) in their hymns. Hence it is considered as a Vaippu Sthalam. The sanctum of the main deity is said to have been renovated about 250 years back and the other shrines about 100 years back. But the interiors of the shrines all look modern with polished granite slabs.


Sindupoonthurai is considered a shrine of Budhan representing the planet Mercury.


Sindupoonthurai is a little way to the north east of the Tirunelveli Railway Junction. It is in the Udayarpatti Salai street and just opposite the Janakiram Hotel. The entrance is from a street called the West Street. Continuing further in the Udayarpatti Salai street will lead to the Tamiraparani River.

Stay and Food

Tirunelveli has many restaurants and hotels for stay.

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