Kadambur – Amirthakateshwarar Temple

Melakadambur is a village located 31 kilometres (19 mi) from Chidambaram, and can reach at 6 km from Kattumannarkoil, Cuddalore district, Tamil Nadu, India. It is known for Arulmigu Amirthakateshwarar Thirukkoil, constructed during the reign of Cholas by Kulothunga Chola. The temple and the village are well known in Ponniyin Selvan history, as they are over than 1,000 years old. The Sivan temple at Melakadambur…

Kumbakonam – Kumbeshwarar Temple

Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, Kumbakonam is a Hindu temple dedicated to the deity Shiva, located in the town of Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu, India. Shiva is worshiped as Adi Kumbeswarar, and is represented by the lingam. His consort Parvati is depicted as Mangalambigai Amman. The presiding deity is revered in the 7th century Tamil Saiva canonical work, the Tevaram, written by Tamil saint poets known as the Nayanmars and classified…

Thirupurambiyam – Satchinadeswarar Temple

Thirupurambiyam Shiva Temple is situated in Thirupurambiyam, a small village located between the banks of Kollidam river and Manniyaru river near Kumbakonam town, Tamil Nadu, South India. This is an ancient temple of God Shiva dedicated to Sri Satchinathar. After the flash flood this place remains and unchangeable. So this place has known as Tirupurambiyam. Thanjavur…

Innambur – Ezhutharinathar Temple

Innambur Ezhutharinathar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva, located in Innambur, a village in the outskirts of Kumbakonam, in Thanjavur district in Tamil Nadu. Shiva is worshipped as Ezhutharinathar and his consort Parvathi as Nithya Kalyani. Ona Kantheeswarar is revered in the 7th century Tamil Saiva canonical work, the Tevaram, written by Tamil saint poets known as the Nayanmars and classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam, the 275…

Kudavasal – Koneswarar Temple

Koneswarar Temple(குடவாசல் கோணேசுவரர் கோயில்) is a Hindu Shivan temple in the town of Kudavasal in the Tiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the shrines of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams – Shiva Sthalams glorified in the early medieval Tevaram poems by Tamil Saivite Nayanar Tirugnanasambandar. During the great deluge, the top of the mythical pot (kumbha) of the Hindu god Brahma that contained the seed of all living beings on earth fell…

Thiruvaiyaru – Thirupazhanam temple

Apathsahayeswarar Temple, Thirupazhanam (ஆபத்சகாயர் கோயில், திருப்பழனம்) is a Shivan temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Thirupazhanam near Tiruvaiyaru, Tamil Nadu near Tanjore.  The temple is located 3 km east of Tiruvaiyaru.  The temple is incarnated by the hymns of Appar and is classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam. The Lord in the temple is a swayambumurthy.  The main tower is too ancient in three tier model. There…

Thirunaraiyur – Siddhanatheswarar Temple, Kumbakonam

Siddhanatheswarar Temple is a Hindu temple located at Thirunaraiyur in Kumbakonam, Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu, India. The presiding deity is Shiva. He is called as Siddha Nadheswarar. His consort is known as Soundarya Nayaki. Siddhanatheswarar temple of Thirunaraiyur is very famous and often visited by the devotees because this Lord was worshiped by all siddhas and the Lord is also…

Karur – Pasupateeswarar Temple

Pasupateeswarar temple, Karur (பசுபதீஸ்வரர் கோயில், கரூர்) is located in Karur and is one of the seven Sivastalams in Kongu Nadu. This city was called karuvoor during the time of Sambandar’s visit to this temple. From the inscriptions so far deciphered, it is clear that the temple existed during the reign of the king Rajendra Chola(Eag1e clan) (1012-54 A.D.) since he…

Avinasi – Avinasiappar Temple

Tiruppukkozhiyur (also called Karunaiyaaththaal Temple, Avinasilingeswarar temple and Avainasiappar temple) is a Hindu temple dedicated to the deity Shiva, located in Avinasi, a panchayat town in Coimbatore district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Shiva is worshipped as Avinasiappar, and is represented by the lingam. His consort Parvati is depicted as Karunambigai. The presiding deity is revered in the 7th century Tamil Saiva canonical work, the Tevaram, written by Tamil saint…

Tiruchengode – Ardhanareeswarar Temple

Arthananareeshwarar temple is an ancient Hindu temple, located in Tiruchengode, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The temple is dedicated to Arthanāreeshwarā, the unique half-male half-female of Lord Shiva. It is perhaps the only temple in Asia where this rare form of the Divine is enshrined as the principal deity. The deity here is also known as Mādhorubāgan and Ammaiyappan (mother-father). The famous Chenkottu…

Bhavani – Sangameshwarar Temple

Sangameshwarar temple (சங்கமேஸ்வரர் கோயில்) (also called Thirunana and Thirukooduthurai) is a temple in Bhavani, in the Erode district, of Tamil Nadu. It is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is 15 km from Erode, 56 km from Salem and 106 km from Coimbatore. The temple was built at the confluence of rivers Kaveri, Bhavani and the mystic Amutha (Agaya Gangai). The temple was praised in old Tamil literature as Thirunana. The place is also known as Dakshina Triveni Sangamam and Kooduthurai indicating…

Thiruvirkudi – Veerataneswarar Temple, Thiruvarur

Veerataneswarar Temple is a Hindu temple located at Thiruvirkudi in Thiruvarur District of Tamilnadu. The Temple is located at about 10 Kms from Thiruvarur. The presiding deity is Shiva. He is called as Veerataneswarar. His consort is known as Elavarkuzhali / Parimala Nayaki. It is considered one of the Ashta (eight) Veerattanams where Shiva is worshipped as “Samhara Murthi”. Sthala Vriksham is Tulsi….

Chidambaram – Thillai Natarajar Temple

Chidambaram Natarajar Temple is one of the Panchabootha Sthalas representing Space or Aagayam . A unique feature of this temple is the bejeweled image of Nataraja. The Cosmic Dance of Lord Nataraja symbolises the motion of the universe as sustained by Lord Shiva. It depicts the Lord Shiva as the Lord of the dance Bharatanatyam and is one of the…

Thiruvathigai – Veerattaneswarar Temple

Thiruvathigai Veerattaneswarar Temple is located in Panruti, near Villupuram. The temple is praised in the Thevaram and Thiruvasagam hymns of celebrated Saivite saints Gnanasambandar, Tirunavukkarasar, Sundar and Manicka Vasagar. “Presiding over the Vedas, clad in tiger skin  Many worshipping with raised hands Surrounded by Bhooda Ganas, Mother Uma singing My Lord Veerattaneswarar on the north of Kedila…

Thiruvarur – Thiyagarajar Temple

Thiruvarur is the biggest massive temple that i have ever seen. The temple complex covers about 33 acres, and is one of the largest in India. The temple is huge in size and importance, with 9 Rajagopuras, 80 Vimanas, 12 tall walls, 13 mandaps, 15 wells of Theertha importance, 3 gardens, 3 prakaras, 365 Shiva Lingas representing…

Thirubuvanam – Kampaheswarar Temple

The Kampaheswarar (Sarabeswarar) Temple is  situated in the town of Thirubuvanam near Kumbakonam. Shiva is worshipped as “Kampaheswarar” as he removed the quaking (Skt. Kampa) of a king who was being haunted by a Brahmarakshasa. The temple follows the Dravidian style of architecture. An unusual feature of the temple is that the vimana is extremely…

Patteswaram – Thenupuriswarar Durga Temple

Patteswaram is located near kumbakonam. he temple of Patteeswarar presents a magnificent sight with five gopurams and three prakarams. It measures 650 feet (200 m) east to west and 295 feet (90 m) south to north. Pattisvara, the presiding form of Shiva manifests himself in the form of Linga, in the central mandapa of the first prakaram….

Madurai – Thiruvedagam Temple

Thiruvedagam is a village located in between Sholavandan and Madurai where the Dargah of Syed Sha Husain Parhez Shaheed who came along with Badhusha Sulthan Syed Ibrahim Shaheed of Erwadi is located. It is 18 kilometres (11 miles) away from Madurai and 3 kilometres (2 miles) away from Sholavandan. It comes under Vadipatti taluk in Madurai district. It is located at the bank of the River Vaigai, which flows…

Cuddalore – Thirumaanikuzhi Temple

Sri Vamanapureeswarar Temple Sri Vamanapureeswarar Temple, located at Thirumanikuzhi, Cuddalore District is a very rare temple, where we cant able to see the God and Goddess all time. There will be always a screen in front of the Sanctum sanctorum. It is not possible to worship the Lord alone as He is ever with Mother…

Thiruputhur – Thiruthali Nadhar Temple

Main Deity : Sri Thiruthali Nadhar (Shiva). Ambal : Shivagami. Other Deities : Somaskandar. Holy Water : Sridhali Theertham. Temple Tree : Kondrai (Indian Laburnum). Prominence of the Shrine : The Lord here is Suyambu lingam (self-formed). This temple is for Ashta Bairavar shrine. This is the 196th Devaara shrine among the 274 Shiva temples celebrated in Devaaram (The tamil literature…

Madurai – Meenakshi Amman Temple

Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple Meenakshi Sundareshwara Temple is a historic Hindu Shiva temple located on the southern bank of the Vaigai River in the temple city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu. It is dedicated to Meenakshi, a form of Parvati, and her consort, Sundareshwar, a form of Shiva. The temple is at the center of the ancient temple city of Madurai mentioned in the Tamil Sangam…

Thiruvalanchuzhi – Swetha Vinayagar Temple

Thiruvalanchuzhi Swetha Vinayagar Temple is located near Kumbakonam. The Swetha Vinayagar Temple (Tamil: Vellai Vinayakar Koil) is a temple situated in the village of Thiruvalanchuzhi in Kumbakonam . The presiding deity is Kapardiswarar, a form of the Hindu god Shiva and his consort Brihannayaki. The temple is associated with a sage called Herandar, who, according to legend,…

Vedaranyam – Vedaranyeswarar Temple

Vedaranyeswarar Temple is located in the town of Vedaranyam in Tamil Nadu, India. Vedaranyeswarar is revered in the 7th century Tamil Saiva canonical work, the Tevaram, written by Tamil saint poets known as the nayanars and classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam. The town Vedaranyam is named after Vedaranyeswarar, the presiding deity of the Vedaranyeswarar Temple….

Thiruvidaimaruthur – Sri Mahalinga Swamy Temple

Thiruvidaimarudur Mahalinga Swamy Temple is one of the Panchakrosha Sthalas. located about 9 km from Kumbakonam. This temple is mind blogging and i recommend everyone to visit atleast once in their lifetime. Usually, a temple will have a Linga in the sanctum and Parivara Devatas in the temple around. It is a peculiar feature in…

Mayiladuthurai – Mayuranathaswami Temple

Mayiladuthurai main icon is a lingam and the presiding deity is called Mayuranathar because the Parvathi worshipped Shiva here in the form of a mayura. Significance:                       One of the six temples on the banks of Cauvery which are considered equivalent to Kasi. The raja gopura at the eastern entrance to the temple is 9 tiers high and measures…

Thiruvaiyaaru – Aiyarappar Temple

Thiruvaiyaru is situated on the banks of the river Kaveri, 13 km fromThanjavur. Thiruvaiyaru means Five Rivers around the city. The Five Rivers are Arisilaaru, Vennaaru, Vettaaru, Kudamuruttiyaaru and Kaaviriyaaru. Thiruvaiyaru gets its name (Thiru = Sacred; ai = five; aaru = river). Thiruvaiyaru is more renowned for its association with Saint Thyagaraja, who, along with Muthuswami…

Thirupananthal – Sri Aruna Jadewswarar temple

This temple is located 18 km before Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu. The temple is situated on the southern bank of Kollidam River.  The 7 tier Rajagopuram is facing west and the 5 tier tower is on the east.  There are three prakaras in the temple. Moolavar : Aruna Jadewswarar Urchavar : – Amman / Thayar : Periya nayagi…

Sirkazhi – Bhramapureeswarar Temple

Sirkali Bhrammapureeswarar Temple is located at Sirkazhi near Chidambaram. It is a highly revered shrine with 71 (the most number of known) Tevara Patikams. Sirkali is a center for Bhairava worship, and the site of authorship of several works. Sirkazhi is known mostly by its association with Sambandar. West of Sirkazhi is Tirukkolakka where Sambandar…

Thiruvannamalai – Annamalaiyar Temple

Annamalaiyar Temple is located at the base of Annamalai hills in the town of Thiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu. The Annamalaiyar temple is one of the Pancha Bhoota Stalams, or five Shiva temples, with each a manifestation of a natural element: land, water, air, sky or fire. In Annamalaiyar temple, Shiva is said to have manifested himself as…

Thiruveezhimizhalai – Veezhinathar Temple

Thiruveezhimizhalai  is located in the Mayiladuthurai–Thiruvarur route and about 30 km from Mayiladuthurai. Parvati is said to have been reborn as Katyayani and married Shiva here. Vishnu received Chakrayudam from Shiva here in lieu of the 1000 flower worship to Shiva. Once due to the reduction of a lotus flower in the count, Vishnu plucked…

Thirupugalur – Agnipureeswarar Temple

Agnipureeswarar Temple (also called Thirupugalur temple) in Thirupugalur, a village in Nagapattinam district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is dedicated to the god Shiva. Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is believed to have been built during the Cholas period in the 10th century. Shiva is worshipped as Agnipureeswarar…

Thirumalapadi – Sri Vaithiyanatha Samy

Thirumazhapadi is situated on the bank of Kollidam river which is a branch of Cauvery River. Entire surroundings are filled with paddy and sugar cane fields. The famous Siva Temple is located in Thirumazhapadi. This Temple is called Sri Vaithiyanatha Samy Koil. It is one of the tourist places in Ariyalur. This temple is famous…

Tirupoonduruthi – Sri Pushpavaneswarar Temple

Tirupoonduruthi is located close to Thiruvaiyaaru and near Tanjore.   Praised in the Thevaram hymns of Tirunavukkarasar, Arunagirinathar and Sri Ramalinga Adigal. The Lord is not visible to celestial beings, Iyakkas, Vichadharas and others easily.He is in sacred PoonduruthiUnder whose care and feet, we are. – Tirunavukkarasar.Devas, Iyakkas, Vichadaras are some group living in the…

Tirukkandiyur – Brahma Sira Kandeeswarar Temple

Tirukkandiyur temple is located near Tiruvaiyaru (2 km away), and near Tanjore. The temple is incarnated by the hymns of Tirugnana Sambandar and is classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam. As per Hindu legend, Brahma, the Hindu god of creation and Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction, had originally five heads. Parvathi, the wife of Shiva once got…

Thiruvavaduthurai – Masilamaneeswarar Temple

Masilamaniswara Temple is  located in the village Thiruvaduthurai, located 22 km from Kumbakonam and 14 km from Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu. The temple is reverred in the verses of Tevaram, the 7th century Tamil Saiva canon by Tirugnana Sambandar, Appar and Sundarar. The Temple The temple has a five tiered Rajagopuram with elevated stone walls separating the second, third…

Thiruvengadu – Swetharanyeswarar Temple

Thiruvegadu is located near Sirkazhi (about 25 km from Mayiladuthurai and 59 km from Kumbakonam). Significance:           Budhan Sthalam dedicated to planet Mercury.        This Shiva temple is one of the 6 most sacred places on the banks of river Cauvery which is considered as equivalent to the temple at Varanasi. The other 5…

Thiruvaalangadu – Sri Vadaranyeswarar Temple

Thiruvaalangadu is located near Chennai in the Chennai-Arakonam route. It can also be accessed by road on NH205 (Chennai-Tiruvallur route) The temple, built by the Cholas during the 12th century, (though inscriptions evidence the 5th century) is regarded as a sacred Shaivaite temple in that it is one of the 5 majestic cosmic dance halls (pancha…

Thiruppalathurai – Palaivananathar Temple

Palaivananathar Temple is located in Papanasam, 15 km from Kumbakonam and 25 km from Tanjore. The Thirupalaithurai temple with 2 prakarams (outer courtyard) occupies an area of 3 acres and its entrance is crowned with a 5 tiered Rajagopuram. Inscriptions from the Chola and Vijayanagara Empire periods are seen in this temple. Here Lord Shivais also…

Aachchaalpuram – Sivalogathyagesar Temple

Aachchaalpuram is located between Chidambaram and Sirkali. This temple is located  about 20 km from Chidambaram and about 5 Kms from Kollidam. Sirkali occupies a place of pride in the religious map of Tamilnadu as the birth place of Saint Tirugnana Sambandar who ably restored the Vedic glory and supremacy of Saivism against the massive assault…

Thirumangalakudi -Prananadeswarar Temple

Prananadeswarar Temple, a very ancient one is situated in the village Thirumangalakudi near Kumbakonam (10 kilometres from Kumbakonam). The temple is glorified by the hymns of Appar. The presiding deity is Prananadeswarar (Shiva) and the Goddess, Mangalambigai (Parvathi). The main deity is believed to be Swayambu Lingam(self formed).   It is believed to worship the deity here…