Navaneethakrishnan Manakkarai

Navaneethakrishnan, Manakkarai

Vaishnavite Temples - Thoothukudi


Navaneethakrishnan, facing east


Rukmini and Sathyabhama with main deity, facing east

Other Deities


Navaneethakrishnan Manakkarai is a small east-facing temple without a compound wall. Entrance is through a door in the east which leads into the Mahamandapam. An Ardha Mandapam is before the Sanctum Sanctorum of the main deity. The vimaanam of the sanctum is also dilapidated and required renovation.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Navaneethakrishnan Manakkarai is an ancient temple as is evident from the construction style and architecture. Historical information is not available as of now. Navaneethakrishnan Manakkarai should have been a larger temple with a compound wall and Prakaram, but it is not in its glory days today.


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Navaneethakrishnan 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. Navaneethakrishnan Manakkarai comes after a Shiva Temple in the same village.

Stay and Food

None locally. The closest is Tirunelveli.

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