Sunaikanda Lingeswarar Edirkottai

Sunaikanda Lingeswarar, Edirkottai

Saivite Temples - Virudhunagar District


Sunaikanda Lingeswarar, facing east


Akilandeswari, facing east

Other Deities

Naalvar, Vinayaka, Muruga with consorts, Mahalakshmi, Bhairava, Navagraha. Sanctum niches – Dakshinamurthy, Lingotbavar, Durga, Chandikeswara

Sunaikanda Lingeswarar Edirkottai is a small east-facing temple situated in an open Prakaram. The entrance is through a gate in the south. A Mahamandapam and Ardha Mandapam is in front of the sanctum sanctorum of the main deity. The goddess shrine is separate. There is a small tank inside, called Sunai(natural spring), on the north side of the Prakaram.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Sunai (Tank in the prakaram)

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Sunaikanda Lingeswarar Edirkottai is said to be an old dilapidated temple that has been renovated completely in recent times. Historical information is not available as of now.


The Shiva Lingam here at Sunaikanda Lingeswarar was discovered in the tank (Sunai) and thus the name is so.


Sunaikanda Lingeswarar Edirkottai is about 12 kilometers southwest of Sivakasi on the road going towards Alangulam.

Stay and Food

None locally. The closest recommended place for food and stay is Sivakasi.

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