Lakshminarayana Ayikudi

Lakshminarayana, Ayikudi

Vaishnavite Temples - Tirunelveli District


Lakshminarayana Perumal, facing east


Mahalakshmi along with main deity, facing east

Other Deities


Lakshminarayana Ayikudi is a small east-facing temple located in a single prakaram. The walls of the sanctum sanctorum are nicely carved. There is a Mahamandapam and Ardhamandapam before the Sanctum Sanctorum. We were told that this temple is considered a Pancha Ratna temple. The original idol of the main deity was changed later by the local custodian.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Lakshminarayana Ayikudi has a few inscriptions on the steps leading in and also on the behind main deity. Historical information is not available and neither are details of the inscriptions. We were informed by the local custodian that the temple is about 400 years old and the area was donated by the Travancore Kings to the poor Brahmins of the area. The temple has administrative connections to the Suchindram Temple.


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Lakshminarayana Ayikudi is 7 kilometers north of Tenkasi. Lakshminarayana Ayikudi is in between the Shiva temple and the famous Muruga Temple in the village.

Stay and Food

None locally. The closest is Tenkasi.

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