Ayyanar Sunai

Ayyanar Sunai – History, Timings, Arunchunai Kaatha Ayyanar Temple Details, Best Time to Visit, Temple Location, How to Reach and Online Booking

Ayyanar Sunai History

Ayyanar Sunai is one of the holy river stream situated in Melaputhukudi. It is the popular destination of Picnics also for worship as there a temple situated on the bank of this river. The temple is dedicated to Arunchunai Kaatha Ayyanar Temple. The river name is originated from this temple. The water in this river flows throughout the year. The river surrounded by many lush green plants especially the cashew nut trees. One should carry food, water and snack as no hotels are present nearby. This place is always thronged with people as this place as a scenic view and also the popular Ayyanar Temple.

The river water gushes into a narrow stream known as “Sunnai”, As the Arunchunai Kaatha Ayyanar Temple is seated on the river banks of this Sunai, the name of the Lord Ayyanar is added to the river Sunai hence this place is popularly called as Ayyanarsunai. The river Sunai atmosphere is breathtaking also the temple on the bank of the river adds extra feather to its beauty and charm. The water flowing in the river, and the river wrapped in with the natures blanket is really feasting to the eyes. Devotees flock to this place to darshan the Lord Arunchunai Kaatha Ayyanar and later have fun in the mother nature’s lap.

Ayyanar Sunai Timings

Temple Opening & Closing Time

Morning 9:00 am to Evening 6:00 pm

Ayyanar Sunai (River Timings)

The River Water Flows Almost Throughout the Year Hence This Place

Is one of the Popular Picnic Destination?

Best Time to Visit Ayyanar Sunai:

Throughout The Year

October – February (Looks Spectacular)

Visit Duration:

  • 3 Hours

Ayyanar Sunai Temple Address

Arunjunaikatha Ayyanar Temple,Melapudukudi, Tiruchendur,

Thoothukudi District, Tamil Nadu,

Pincode – 628201

 How to Reach Ayyanar Sunai?

By Air:

Tuticorin Airport is the nearest Airport which is 52 km away from the temple and the river Sunnai

By Train:

Thoothukudi Railway Station is the nearest Railway Station which is 48 km away from the temple and the river Sunnai

By Road:                   

Thoothukudi is well connected with other major cities, Also many private vehicles ply directly to the temple and the river Sunnai

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