List of temples of Tamil Nadu

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This is a list of popular Hindu temples in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, known as Land of Temples. Nearly 33,000 ancient temples, many at least 800 to 1200 years old, are found scattered all over the state. Most of the largest Hindu Temples reside here. Studded with complex architecture, variety of sculptures, and rich inscriptions, the temples remain the very essence of the culture and heritage of Tamil land, with historical records dating back to at least 3,000 years.

The state also abounds with a large number of temple tanks. The state has 2,359 temple tanks located in 1,586 temples. The government has identified 1,068 tanks for renovation.[1]

Temples of Tamil Nadu can be categorized as below:

Following is the list of temples categorized by the deity.

Temples of Lord Vinayagar

S.No Name of Temple Name of Deity Location (Travel Base) Built around Notes/Beliefs
1 Karpaga Vinayagar Temple Karpaga Vinayagar Pillayarpatti (karaikkudi) 400 CE[2] One of only two temples in the world that show Vinayagar with two arms. The other is in Afghanistan.[3][4]
2 Uchhi Pillayar Temple Uchhi Pillayar Tiruchirappalli 700-900 CE[5] Vinayagar is shown with a small bump on his head, which was caused when Vibhishanan knuckled him on his head.[6]
3 Meenakshi Amman Temple Mukkuruni Vinayagar Madurai 1600 CE This popular Vinayagar shrine is located inside the famous Madurai Meenakshi Temple.
4 Adi vinayagar Temple Adi vinayagar poonthottam (Thiruvarur) 178CE The name Thilatharpanapuri comes from two words thil meaning Gingely and tharpana is the Hindu ritual of performing pithru karmas (ritual of paying tribute to ancestors) to ones ancestors. It is also known as Sethalapathy.

There are 7 sthalams for performing these rituals viz. Kasi, Rameswaram, Srivanchiyam, Thiruvenkadu, Gaya, Thiriveni Sangamam & Thilatharpanapuri.[7]

5 Abhishtavaradha Ganapathi Temple Abhishtavaradha Ganapathi Tiruvaiyaru (Tanjavur) - Sage Agasthiyar attained his dwarf-form at this abode.[8]
6 Naramuga Vinayagar Temple Naramuga Vinayagar Chidambaram (Cuddalore) - The Vinayagar idol is human-faced in this temple.[9]
7 Ganapatheeswarar Temple Vatapi Ganapathi Tiruchenkattankudi (Tanjavur) 700 CE The Vinayagar idol was brought here from Vatapi by the Pallavas.[10]
8 Khabartheesar Karpaga Nathar Temple Sweta Vinayagar Tanjavur) - The Vinayagar idol represents the white image of Lord Vinayagar that was formed when the Devas churned the holy milky ocean (Tiruppaarkadal).[11]
9 Eachanari Vinayagar Temple Ganesan Eachanari (Coimbatore) 1500 CE The idol was brought here from Madurai by the Nayakkars,originally meant for Perur Temple.[12]
10 Puliakulam Vinayagar Temple Munthi Vinayakar Puliakulam (Coimbatore) 1993 CE The idol of the chief deity here is supposed to be one of the largest in South Asia.[13]
11 Sree Vigneswarar Temple Sree Vigneswar Mela Kolappadi-Andimadam (Ariyalur Dt) 1997 CE The idol of the chief deity here is supposed to be one of the largest in South Asia.[13]
12 Periya Uchipillaiyar Temple Uchhi Pillayar Periya Uchipillaiyar Temple (Kumbakonam) 1000 CE The temple is in the city centre of Kumbakonam.
13 Sri Maha Ganapathi Temple Ganapathi Agraharam Sri Maha Ganapathi Temple near Kumbakonam 1000 years The temple is 25 km from Kumbakonam on Thiruvaiyaru bus route.

Temples of Lord Murugan

The Arupadai Veedu

S.No Name of Temple Name of Deity Location (Travel Base) Built around Notes/Beliefs
1 Tiruvavinankudi Temple[14] Dandayudhapani Swami Pazhani (Dindigul) - This temple is the first among the six Holy Abodes.[15] The Murugan idol was made by Bogar from an amalgam of nine toxic substances (Navabaashaanam)[16]
2 Swamimalai Murugan Temple Swaminatha Swamy Swamimalai (Kumbakonam) - This temple is the second among the six Holy Abodes. Lord Murugan explained the meaning of Omkaram to his father Lord Siva here.[17]
3 Sri Subramanya Swami Temple[18] SenthilAndavar Tiruchendur (Tuticorin) 100 CE[19] This is the third among the six Holy Abodes and the only seashore Murugan temple. It is here that Surasamharam takes place, as this temple was Murugan's battle camp against the asura Surapadman who was being hosted at Vira Mahendram, a mid-ocean fortress.
4 Tirupparankundram Temple Subramanya Swami Tirupparankundram (Madurai) - Lord Murugan married Deivanai at this abode, also is the fourth among the Six Holy Abodes of Murugan (Arupadai Veedu, literally "Six Battle Camps")[20][21]
5 Tiruttanikai Murugan Temple Tanikesan Tiruttani (Chennai) - Lord Murugan married Valli at this abode. This temple is the fifth among the six Holy Abodes. Lord Murugan imparted the knowledge of Tamil to Sage Agathiyar here[22]
6 Pazhamudhircholai Temple Malaikkizhavon Pazhamudhircholai (Madurai) - This temple is the last one of the six Holy Abodes. Lord Murugan tested Avvaiyar's knowledge under a tree here[23]

Other major Murugan temples

  • Six Abodes of Lord Muruga, the six sacred mountains of Tamil Nadu.
S.No Name of Temple Name of Deity Location (Travel Base) Built around Notes/Beliefs
1 Sri Navaneethaswara Swamy Temple Singaravelavar Sikkal (Tanjavur) - Lord Murugan received his weapon, the Velayudham, from his mother Parvathi and used it to perform the Surasamharam at Tiruchendur.[24]
2 Marudamalai Subramanya Swamy Temple Dandayudhapani Swamy Marudamalai (Coimbatore) 1200 CE[25] It's here that The Devas approach Lord Murugan to seek his help in destroying Surapadman.
3 Kumarakkottam Subramanya Swamy Temple Brahmasaastha[26] Kumarakkottam (Kanchipuram) - Kachiappa Sivachariar wrote the sacred Kanda Puraanam at this temple. Also, Lord Murugan assumed the role of the Creator here, after improsining Lord Brahma for his ignorance of the meaning of the Pranava manthiram.[27]
4 Valliyur Subramanya Swamy Temple Aanantha Kalyana Subramanyar[28] Valliyur (Tirunelveli) - The Saravanappoigai in this temple was created by Lord Murugan at the request of Valli, his consort.[29]
5 Vallakkottai Murugan Temple Kodaiyandavar[30] Vallakkottai (Chennai) - The Murugan idol in this temple is the tallest in Tamil Nadu, at 7 ft.[31]
6 Kanda Swamy Temple Kanda Swamy Tirupporur (Chennai) 1000 CE[32] After killing Surapadman at Tiruchendur, Lord Murugan killed the rest of the asuras here, at Tirupporur (literally, 'place of the sacred war')
7 Shanmuganathan Temple Aarumaga Swamy Viralimalai (Tiruchirappalli) - Sage Vasishtar and his wife Arundhathi pray Lord Murugan here to ward off their curses. The temple is also famous for the peacocks that are found in plenty here.[33]
8 Mayilam Murugan Temple Aarumaga Swamy.[34] Mayilam (Villupuram) - At the end of Surasamharam, one half of Surapadman assumed the form of the peacock here.[35][36]
9 Vadapazhani Aandavar Temple Dandayudhapani Chennai 1875 CE[37] One of the famous temples built in the modern era, this temple had extensive patronage from the renowned devotee of Lord Murugan Arulmigu Kribanandha Variyar..
10 Sri Vetri Velayudhaswami Temple Kaithamalai Chennai Not Known but Reconstructed in 1999[38] Vetri Velyadhaswami appeared in front the great Tamil saint Agastiyar and helped him to perform his pooja Agastiyar.
11 Thindal Murugan Temple Thindalmalai Erode Velyadhaswami temple is a model of Birla Mandir, with Golden Temple Car.
12 Arulmigu Subramanyaswamy Thirukovil Sivanmalai, Kangayam, Tirupur - One of the well known myths associated with Siva is his conquest of Tripuram – the three celestial cities which the Asuras (demons) had taken over, and wreaked havoc over them. The Devas (celestial gods) appealed to Siva for help and asked him to save them from the demons. Siva made mount Meru his bow, and Vasuki the serpent his bow-string and prepared to wage war against the Asuras. The very tip of Siva’s bow ( Mount Meru) fell on earth and that became Sivamalai according to legend. It is also known as Sakthimalai because Parvathi the goddess did penance once on this hill.
13 Arulmigu Balamurugan Temple Pachaimalai Gobichettipalayam One of the two hill temples for Lord Muruga in Gobi, the other one being Pavazhamalai which is only 2 km away from Pachaimalai. Though this temple is very old, the structure has been built starting 1967.
14 Muthu Kumaraswamy Temple Pavalamalai Gobichettipalayam The second hill temple for Lord Muruga in Gobi.
15 Siragiri Dandayudhapani Chennimalai Erode This hill is also called Sigaragiri, Pushpagiri and Siragiri and is located between Kangeyam and Perundurai. It is one of the most famous temples of Lord Muruga in Coimbatore district where Lord Arunagirinathar was blessed with "Padikasu", wealth of coins. This is where a miracle took place in the year 1984 on 12 February. On that eventful day two bullocks of their own accord pulled a bullock cart up the 1320 steps. Saravana Munivar wrote the most popular Chennimalai Sthalapuranam 700 years ago. Milk and curds are used as special offerings to Lord Muruga in Chennimalai and it is the general belief that curds do not become sour here.
16 Uthanda Velayudhasamy Thirukoil Uthiyur Erode The temple is located on a small hillock. This place is called Pon Uthiyur which is considered as a Sanjeevani Hill of the south.
17 Vattamalai Murugan Temple Vattamalai/Konkanagiri Kangeyam This famous ancient temple dedicated to Muruga has the special distinction of being visited by the famous Saiva saint Arunagirinathar once. He eulogized the glory of the Lord and Kshetra in fine sweet verses. This hill temple enshrines the beautiful images of Murugan flanked by Valli and Devasena.

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  • Kadan Nivarthi Sthalam

Temples of Lord Siva

  • Madurai Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, Madurai
  • Nellaiappar Temple, Tirunelveli
  • Brihadeeshwara Temple at Thanjavur
  • Vaitheeshwaran Temple at Mayavaram
  • Jalakandeswarar Temple, inside the Vellore Fort, Vellore.
  • Kapaleeshwarar Temple at Chennai
  • Ramanathaswamy Temple at Rameshwaram
  • Jambukeshwarar Temple at Tirucharapalli
  • Arunachaleshwarar Temple at Thiruvannamalai
  • Thillai Nataraja Temple at Chidambaram
  • Thyagaraja Temple at Thiruvarur
  • Ekambaranathar Temple at Kancheepuram
  • Kanagagirieswarar Temple at Devikapuram
  • Thirumagaraleeswarar Temple at Kancheepuram
  • Virdhgiriswarar Temple at Vriddhachalam
  • Patteeswaran Temple at Kumbakonam
  • Amarapaneeswarar Temple at Pariyur, Gobichettipalayam
  • Visveswara Swamy Temple at Gobichettipalayam
  • Arudra Kabaleeswarar Temple at Erode Fort
  • Sangameswarar Temple at Bhavani
  • Natadreeswarar Temple inside Cauvery, near Erode
  • Magudeswarar Temple, Kodumudi, Erode
  • Naethraarppanaeswarar koil, Thiruveezhimizhalai]
  • Emaneswarar Temple, Emaneswaram at Paramakudi.
  • Agneeswarar koil, Thirukkaattuppalli
  • Brahmapureeswarar koil, Sirkaazhi
  • Sornapureeswarar koil, Azhagaarppuththoor
  • Sri Boominathalingeswarar Temple, Pathirakalipuram,Theni
  • Yoothikaa Paramaeswarar koil, Thirumullaivaasal ( South )
  • Thaayumaanavar koil, Thiruchy
  • Veerattaaneswarar koil, Korukkai
  • Koenaeswarar koil, Kudavaasal
  • Maeganaathar koil, Thirumeeyachur
  • Seshapureeswarar koil, ThirupPaamburam
  • Ligusaranyeswarar koil, Ponnur
  • Amirthakalasanaathar koil, Sakkottai
  • Hayavandheeswarar koil, Seeyaaththamangai
  • Maanikkavannar koil, Thirumarugal
  • Sookshmapureeswarar koil, Sirukudi
  • Uthraapatheeswarar koil,Thiruchchengaattaangudi
  • Uchiravanaesar koil,Vilanagar
  • Panchanadheeswarar koil, Thiruvaiyaru
  • Pasupatheeswarar koil, Aavoor
  • Agastheeswarar koil, Agasthiyampalli
  • Brammapureeswarar koil, Ambal
  • AmudhaGataeswarar koil, Kodikkarai
  • Kailasanathar temple, Kanchipuram
  • Sri Sundhareswarar and Goddess Sri Soundharaambigai temple, Kovur, Chennai
  • Vazhakarutheeswarar temple, Kanchipuram
  • Sri Gomathi Ambal Sametha Thiruvazhutheeswara Temple, Perungulam
  • Suguvaneshwarar temple, Salem
  • Kailashnathar temple, Tharamangalam, Salem
  • Sri Thanthondreeswarar Temple, Belur, Salem
  • Theerthagirieswarar temple,Theerthamalai, Dharmapuri
  • Sri Maragathambikai Sametha Chandrasoodeshwarar temple, Hosur
  • The Patteeswaran Temple at Perur, Coimbatore.
  • Anandeeswarar Temple at Perperyainkuppam, Panruti Taluk, Cuddalore
  • Arulmigu dhayaanitheeswarar Temple,Vadakurangaaduthurai,Thanjavur Dt.
  • Annamalaiyar Temple, Thiruvannamalai
  • Brahmapureeswarar Temple, Thirupattur, Tiruchirappalli
  • Ekambareswarar Temple, Kanchipuram
  • Kailasanathar Temple, Kanchipuram
  • Kailasanathar temple, Taramangalam
  • Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Mylapore, Chennai
  • Ramanathaswamy Temple, Rameswaram
  • Sangameswarar Temple, Bhavani, Erode
  • Suganeshwarar Temple, Salem, Tamilnadu
  • Thyagaraja Temple, Thiruvarur
  • 1008 Lingam Temple, Salem, Tamilnadu
  • Mallikarujan temple, Konrangi Keeranur

See also

Temples of Lord Bhairava (Vairavar)

  • Bhairavar Temple, Vairavan Patti, Karaikudi
  • Bhairava Moorthi ( Bhairava Natha Moorthi) Temple, Morepalayam, Tiruchengodu
  • Bhairaveswarar Temple, Cholapuram, Kumbakonam
  • Kalabhairav Temple, Adhiyaman Kottai
  • Magudeswarar Temple, Kodumudi, Erode
  • Kala Bhairavar Temple, Achangulam, Pasuvanthanai Taluk
  • Sri Bhairavanathaswamy Temple, Thagattur
  • Sri kaala bhairavar Temple (vairavankoil) near Eachangudi Thanjavur Dt
  • Astha Bairavar temple, Aragalur, Attur Tk, Salem Dt.

Temples of Lord Vishnu

  • Ranganathaswamy Temple at Srirangam, Trichy
  • Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Vellore
  • Yoga Narasimha temple at Sholingur
  • Narasimha temple at Namakkal
  • Narasimha temple at Tindivanam
  • Yoga Narasimha temple at Velachery, Chennai
  • Uppiliappan Temple at Mayavaram
  • Chakrapani temple at Kumbakonam
  • Sarangapani temple at Kumbakonam
  • Ramaswamy temple at Kumbakonam
  • Oppliyappan Temple at Kumbakonam
  • Saranathan temple at Tirucherai, Kumbakonam
  • Adi Narayana Perumal Temple, Pariyur, Gobichettipalayam
  • Kripasamudra Perumal (Arulmakadal) temple at Mayavaram
  • Thanjai Mamani Koil, Thanjavur
  • Parimala Rangantha temple at Mayavaram
  • Ugra Narasimha temple at Singaperumal Koil
  • Ari Katha Rama temple at Maduranthakam, Chennai
  • Hayagreeva temple at Chettipunyam, Chennai
  • Hayagreeva temple at Cuddalore, Chennai
  • Varaha temple (Nithya kalyana Perumal) at Tiruvidanthai, Chennai
  • Varaha temple (Bhoovaraha) at Simushnam
  • Varadaraja Perumal Temple at Kancheepuram
  • The Parthasarathy Temple at Chennai
  • Kasthuri Ranganatha Perumal Temple at Erode Fort
  • Magudeswarar Temple, Kodumudi, Erode
  • Kongu Tirupati at Erode
  • The LakshmiNarasimhar Temple at Tindivanam
  • The Lakshmi Narayan temple at Pulikkundram near Thirukazhukundram
  • The Kesavaperumal Temple at Chennai
  • The Lakshmi Narasimhar Temple at Chennai
  • The Madhavaperumal Temple at Chennai
  • The Azhagar temple, Alagar Kovil, Madurai
  • The Koodalazhagar temple,Madurai
  • The Devaraja Swami temple at Cuddalore
  • Sri Mayakoothar Devasthanams, Perungulam, Tuticorin [Thoothukudi]
  • Kottai Alagiri Nathar temple, Salem
  • Pandurangan temple, Shevapet, Salem
  • Arulmegu sattur perumal swamy temple, Solavampalayam, Kinathukadavu, Pollachi, Coimbatore
  • Sri Rajagopalan Temple, Mannargudi
  • Sri Srinivasan Temple, Thannthoni Malai, Karur
  • Jagath ratchagap perumaal Temple (Thirukkoodalur) Perunaal koil.Thanjavur Dt. 22 kilo metres from kumbakonam to tiruvaiyaaru bus rout.

Temples of Lord Anjaneyar

  • Namakkal Anjaneyar Temple
  • Hanumantharaya Swamy Temple, Gobichettipalayam
  • Komarapalayam Anjaneyar Temple
  • Sri Viswaroopa Adhivyadhihara Sri Bhaktha Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Nanganallur, Chennai[42][43]
  • Tirukkatikai Yoga Anjaneyar Temple, Sholingar[44]
  • Veera Anjaneya Swami Temple, Mylapore, Chennai[45]
  • Veera Anjaneya Swami Temple, Chengalpattu[45]
  • Veera Anjaneya Swami Temple, Ananthamangalam[45]
  • Sri SanjeeviRayan Temple,Iyengar Kulam, Kanchipuram[45]
  • Sri Viswaroopa Panchamukha Anjaneya Swami Temple, Tiruvallur[46]
  • Sri Jaya Anjaneya Swami Temple, Karur
  • Shri Bhaktha Anjaneyar, Vedasandur, Dindigul
  • Sri Panjamuga Anjaneyar,Maruvathur,Thuraiyur.[47]
  • Sri PunithaPuli Anjaneyar Temple, Paramakudi
  • Sri Anuvavi Anjaneya Temple, Coimbatore
  • Arulmigu KaduHanumatharayar Temple Dharapuram Town
  • Sri Veera Anjaneyar Temple, VOC Park, Erode
  • Sri periya Anjaneyar Temple, Ambur[48]
  • Sree Moola Anjaneyar koil Thanjavur

Temples of Amman

  • Bannari Mariamman Temple, Bannari
  • Arulmigu Masani Amman Temple Anaimalai (Pollachi)
  • Pariyur Kondathu Kaliamman Temple, Gobichettipalayam
  • Adhi Kamakshi temple, Kanchipuram
  • Mariamman temple, Samayapuram
  • PunnaiNallur Mariamman temple, Thanjavur
  • Narayani temple, vellore
  • Arulmigu Devi Karumariamman Temple Thiruverkadu (Chennai)
  • Garbharakshambigai temple, Thirukarukavur (for Child birth)
  • Arulmigu Kaamaatchiyamman koil,Melaveethi, thanjavur
  • Arulmigu Kodiyamman koil Palli agraharam,Thanjavur
  • Arulmigu Kottai Mariamman Kovil, Salem

Following is a list of such ancient temples, with an indication on when and by whom they were built.

Cave Temples of Pandiyas

  • Kandan Kudaivarai - Muruga Temple, Madurai- Period: Pandiya
  • Seevaramudaiyar Kudaivarai - Shiva Temple, Pudukkottai- Period: Pandiya
  • Pathinen Bhoomi Vinnagaram - Pazhiyili Iswaram - Naarthamalai, Pudukkottai - Period: Muttaraiya

Shiva temple-Cave temple-Thirukokarnam-Pudukottai umayakali amman temple- mangalapatti- tirupur (dist)

Rockcut Monolith Temples of Pallavas

  • Adyantha Kaamam - Dharmaraja Ratha, Mamallapuram - Period: Pallava

Structural Temples of Pallavas

  • Kailasanatha Temple - Kancheepuram Dt - Period: Pallava

Structural Temples of Vijayanagara

  • Kanagagiswarar Temple and Sri Periyanayagi amman Temple- Devikapuram Tiruvannamalai District - Period: Nayaka

Structural Temples of Cholas

Temples of The Navagrahams

The Navagraham cluster at Kumbakonam

S.No Name of Temple Name of Deity Location (Travel Base) Built around Notes/Beliefs
1 Suryanaar Temple Surya (Sun) Suryanaar Kovil (Tanjavur) 1100 CE[49] This is the only Navagraham temple where the other eight grahams are also present. But, unlike the usual Navagraham arrangement, all other grahams face Surya here[50]
2 Agneeswarar Temple Shukra (Venus) Kanchanoor (Tanjavur) 600-800 CE[51][52]

Also Read http://templesoftamilnadu.co.in/2010/02/kanjanur-sukran-sthalam/

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3 Kailasanathar Temple Chandra (Moon) Tingalur (Tanjavur) - Read http://templesoftamilnadu.co.in/2010/02/thingalur-chandran-sthalam/ -
4 Vaitheeswaran Temple Mangala (Mars) vaitheeswaran kovil (nagapattinam) 600-800 CE - Read http://templesoftamilnadu.co.in/2010/01/vaitheeswaran-koil-angarakan-kshetram/
5 Tirunageswaram Nageswarar Temple Rahu Tirunageswaram (thanjavur) 950 CE This temple was built by http://templesoftamilnadu.co.in/2010/01/thirunagaswaram-rahu-sthalam/
6 Tirunallaru Darbaaranyeswarar Temple Sani (Saturn) Tirunallaru (nagapattinam) - - http://templesoftamilnadu.co.in/2010/02/thirunallar-saneeswaran-sthalam-2/
7 Keezhperumpallam Temple Kethu Keezhperumpallam (nagapattinam) - - read http://templesoftamilnadu.co.in/2010/01/keezhaperumpallam-kethu-sthalam/
8 Tiruvirumpoolai Abathsahayeswarar Temple Guru (Jupiter) Alangudi (Thiruvarur) - - Read http://templesoftamilnadu.co.in/2010/01/alangudi-guru-sthalam/
9 Tiruvenkadu Swetaranyeswarar Temple Budha (Mercury) Tiruvenkadu (nagapattinam) - - Read http://templesoftamilnadu.co.in/2010/01/thiruvenkadu-budhan-sthalam/

Other Navagraham Temples

S.No Name of Temple Name of Deity Location (Travel Base) Built around Notes/Beliefs
1 Kuchanuraan Temple, Sri Mayakoothar Devasthanams, Perungulam Sani (Saturn) Kuchanur (Madurai) - Lord Saneeswaran is the main deity in this temple, unlike other temples where he is worshipped either along with other Navagrahams or is worshipped from a shrine that is a part of a bigger temple.[54]
2 Saneeswarar Tirukkoil Sani (Saturn) Tirunaaraiyur a.k.a. Nachiarkoil (Tanjavur) - This temple is a part of the
3 Sri Vasishteswarar Temple Guru (Jupiter) Thenkudi Thittai (Tanjavur) - Read http://templesoftamilnadu.co.in/2010/01/thittai-guru-temple-architectural-marvel/ Sage Vasishtar is said to have worshipped Lord Siva in this temple. Lord Guru is worshipped as Guru Bhagavan from a separate shrine here, unlike in Alangudi where he is worshipped as Dakshinamurthi.[56]

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4 Arulmigu Thiruvaleswarar Temple Guru (Jupiter) Thiruvalithayam a.k.a. Paadi (Chennai) - The temple legend says that Brahaspati, one of the planets in Solar System, had descended upon the Earth and worshipped Lord Shiva as per the counsel of Sage Markandeyar for the atonement of his sins and was ultimately freed off his blemish.[58]
5 Arulmigu Jalanatheswarar Temple Guru (Jupiter) Thakkolam (Vellore) 876 A.D The Temple legend says that Yoga Dakshinamoorthy in Thakkolam has His own glories. He has been portrayed in a sitting posture. One gets the feeling of taking to a living person while standing before this statue. Here all the lords are in (thavam) towards lord shiva. The guru looks like a mirror like affection according to our reaction. It is top most guru parigara temple in Tamil Nadu.

Navagraha Temples of Chennai

Chennai has its own set of Navagraha Temples located in and around Kundrathur

  • a)
  • b) Moon - Somanatheeswarar at Somamangalam
  • c) Mars - Vaitheeswaran at Poonamalee
  • d) Kethu - Neelakanteshwarar at Gerugambakkam
  • e) Guru - Ramanadeshwarar at Porur
  • f) Sukran - Velleswarar at Mangadu
  • g) Budhan - Thirumeyneeswarar at Kovur
  • h) Rahu - Thirunageshwaram at Kundrathur
  • i) Saneeswarar - Agastheeswaram at Pozhichalur

For detailed write up on these temple refer to page on Kundrathur

Other temples

References

  • Temples in South India

External links

  • Map showing Temples of Lord Vishnu in Tamilnadu