Kanchipuram – Ekambareswarar Temple

The temple is located in Kanchipuram. It is one of the five major Shiva temples or Pancha Bootha Sthalams (each representing a natural element) representing the element -Earth. The other four temples in this category are Thiruvanaikaval Jambukeswara (water),Chidambaram Natarajar (Sky),Thiruvannamalai Arunachaleswara (fire) andKalahasti Nathar (wind). It is one of the 275Paadal Petra Sthalams, where all of the four most revered Nayanars (Saivite Saints)…

Thiruvothur (Cheyyar) – Vedapureeswarar Temple

Cheyyar is located 30 km from Kanchipuram. A must to see temple. The temple is devoted to Lord Vedapuresswarar who came here and imparted his spiritual knowledge regarding the Vedas. According to legend, it is in this sacred place that Saint Thirugnanasambanthar used his holy miraculous powers and transformed a male palm tree into a female…

Thirumaagaral – Thiru Makaraleswarar Temple

Thirumaagaral is located near Kanchipuram, towards Cheyyar road. It is about 75 km away from Chennai. The significance of this temple has been identified as the vortex with the energy to remove karma. Lord Brahmma, after performing puja to the Lord in this place, planted a miracle jack tree that would yield one fruit each…

Thirumaalpur – Manikandeswarar Temple

This is an ancient padal petra sthalam by Thirunavukkarasar as well as Gnanasambandar. It is a place where Lord Vishnu prayed to Lord shiva to obtain his Chakra. Since perumal also prayed to Shiva here Garudaseva is also a famous festival here. Vishnu (called Tirumal) is believed to have worshipped Shiva in this temple and hence…

Thirupanangadu – Thalapureeswarar Temple

Thirupanangadu is located near Kanciupuram. The temple is praised by saint Sundarar in his Thevaram hymns. This is the 19th Shiva Temple in Thondaimandalam region praised in Thevaram hymns. There are two presiding deities, Thalapureeswarar (Panangattu Easwarar) and Krubapureeswarar in the temple. The Dwarapalakas (securities) in Krubapureeswarar shrine are standing on a lotus shaped peeta….