Sri Sankaranayinarswami temple is one among the
five famous temples of Siva in the Tirunelveli District. The other four temples are at
Darukapuram, Tenmalai, Karivaradanallur and Devasthanam, representing God in the aspects
of Water, Air, Fire and Ether respectively. It is situated at a distance of 34 miles from
Tirunelveli, midway between Tenkasi and Srivilliputtur of Ramnad District. The image at
Sankaranayinar Koil is Mrittika (earth) Lingam.