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…

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…

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…

Vaitheeswaran Koil

Vaitheeswaran Temple or Pullirukkuvelur temple is located 7 kilometers from Sirkazhi, 235 kilometers from Chennai, 27 km from Chidambaram and 16 km from Mayiladuthurai. Vaitheeswaran or the “God of healing” and it is believed that prayers to Vaitheeswaran can cure diseases. It is one of the nine Navagraha (nine planets) temples associated with the planet Mars (Angaraka). The village is also…

Thirupathiripuliyur (Cuddalore) – Pataleeswarar Temple

Pataleeswarar Temple is located in Cuddalore, near Chidambaram. It was constructed during the Pallava and Medieval Chola periods. The Saivite saint Appar is believed to have adopted Saivism at this temple. This temple plays a unique role in the history of Hindu religion, art, and architecture. There is a belief/myth that by worshiping single time this God is…

Theerthanagiri -Sivakozhundeeshwarar Temple

Theerthanagiri Sivakozhundeeshwarar Temple is located in-between Cuddalore to Chidambaram. It is 27 km from Cuddalore and 26 km from Chidambaram. Saint Sundarar had praised the Lord of the temple in his Thevram hymns. This is the 5th Shiva temple praised in the Thevaram hymns in Nadunaadu region. Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahmma appear worshipping Lord Shiva…

Thiruvetkalam – Pasupatheswarar Temple

Thiruvetkalam is located near Chidambaram. This is the second temple on the northern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns. Thillai Chidambaram is the first of sacred Shiva Sthalas praised in Thevaram hymns followed by Tiruvetkalam. Lord is a swayambumurthi. The antiquity of Tiruvetkalam dates back to over 2000 years.  It is here Lord Shiva…

Thirunelvaayil (Sivapuri) – Uchinathar Temple

Sivapuri is located about 5 km from Chidambaram. The temple is praised in the Thevaram hymns of Saint Tirugnanasambandar. Lord is Swayambumurthy in the temple. The temple has one prakara.  The Rajagopuram is facing east. Lord is facing east and Ambica south. This is one of the sacred places where Lord Shiva granted darshan to Sage…

Tirukkazhippaalai – Paalvannanathar Temple

Tirukkazhippaalai is located near Chidambaram, Tirukkazippaalai  is the 4th in the series of Tevara Stalangal on the northern banks of the river Kaveri in the Chola region of Tamilnadu. Inscriptions from the Imperial Chola period are seen in this temple.   The temple is a small one enshrining a small Shivalingam that is white in color….