Sankarankovil is a second largest City municipality in the Tirunelveli district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Sankarankovil is home to the famous Sankara Narayanar temple. It is situated at Tirunelveli District and 56 km away from Thirunelveli City. Sankarankovil is the second largest City in the Thirunelveli Corporation. It was formerly called Sankaranayinar kovil. As of 2011, the town had a population of 88, 574.