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…

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…

Thirumeeyachur – Lalithambigai Temple

Thirumeeyachur temple is located in Thiruvarur – Mayiladudhurai road near Nannilam. Significance: Sun worships the Lord with his rays falling on the Lord from 21st to 27th of chiththirai. Auspicious place to chant lalita sahasranAmam GajapRishtavimanam Glorious durga Beautiful artworks – service by choza kings Dreaded demon Pandasura was harassing sages and Devas.  They surrendered at…

SriVanchiyam – Vanchinathaswamy Temple

Temple: Located 15kms from Tiruvarur near the Kumbakonam-Nannilam route. Yama Dharma Raja served as the vahana for Lord Shiva. Highest status for Yama at this temple Significance: Bhoologa Kailasam – One of the 6 sacred Saivite Temples on the banks of the Cauvery Historically, six places – Thiruvenkadu, Thiruvayaru, Thiru Mayuram (Mayiladuthurai), Thiru Vidaimarathur, Chaaya Vanam and…

Thiruchirukudi – Sukshma Pureeswarar Temple

Thiruchirukudi is located near Thiruvarur. Lord of the temple is praised in the Thevaram hymns of Saint Gnana Sambandar.This is the 60th Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns Lord Shiva in the temple is a swayambumurthy Linga made of sand. The place is named Sukshma Pureeswaram as couples separated…

Nannilam – Madhuvaneswarar Temple

Nannilam is located near Thiruvarur. This is one of the Mada Temples built by Chola king Kochenganan. The temple is praised by Saint Sundarar in his Thevaram hymns.  This is the 71st Lord Shiva Temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in hymns. Lord Shiva in the temple is a swayambulingamurthy. It is believed…