Kumari Devi is believed to be an incarnation of Goddess Parvati. Parvati Mata took the birth of Kumari Devi to kill the demon named Banasura. The Kumari Amman temple situated in Kanyakumari has Maa Bhagawati Durga in its sanctum sanctorum. What’s unique about this holy spot is that it firmly prohibits men from entering its […]
Tamil Nadu, located in the southern part of India, is often referred to as the “Land of Temples” due to its rich heritage of ancient temples. The state is home to several historically significant and architecturally stunning temples, each with its unique story and cultural significance. The temples of Tamil Nadu offer a glimpse into the region’s spiritual and cultural traditions and attract tourists and devotees from all over the world.
One of the most famous temples is the Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai, dedicated to the goddess Meenakshi, an incarnation of Goddess Parvati. The temple’s intricate architecture and intricate carvings make it a marvel of Dravidian architecture and a must-visit destination for anyone interested in the region’s history and culture.
Another significant temple in Tamil Nadu is the Brihadeeswarar Temple in Thanjavur, built during the Chola dynasty in the 11th century. The temple’s towering vimana and the massive Nandi statue at the entrance make it one of the most iconic landmarks in South India.
Apart from these, there are several other temples in Tamil Nadu that are worth visiting, such as the Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam, the Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple in Kanchipuram, and the Kapaleeshwarar Temple in Chennai. Each temple has its unique significance and offers visitors a glimpse into the region’s diverse cultural traditions.
In conclusion, a visit to the temples of Tamil Nadu is a journey through the state’s spiritual and cultural heritage. The temples’ exquisite architecture, intricate carvings, and spiritual significance make them a must-visit destination for anyone interested in the region’s history and culture.
Golden Temple, Vellore
The temple is located on 100 acres of land and has been constructed by the Vellore-based charitable trust, Sri Narayani Peedam, headed by its spiritual leader Sri Sakthi Amma also known as ‘Narayani Amma’. The temple with its gold (1500 kg) covering, has intricate work done by artisans specialising in temple art using gold. Every […]
Annamalaiyar Temple, Tiruvannamalai
The Annamalaiyar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the deity Shiva, located at the base of Annamalai hills in the town of Thiruvannamalai in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the largest temples in India and is considered one of the most sacred shrines in the state. The temple complex […]
Lord Veeraraghava Perumal Temple, Thiruvallur
The legend connected with the origin of this temple shows that once upon a time, in Krita Yuga, a sage by name Purupunyar lived with his wife Satyavathi in Badarikashram. They had no children. Purupanyar performed a Sali Yajna. (Putrakameshti Yaga) with great fervor and devotion. The Sage offered 1000 Ahutis (oblations of gheeto the […]
Arulmigu Subramaniya Swami Temple, Thiruvallur
The beautiful temple of Lord Muruga at Tiruttani crowns a single rock 700 feet above sea level. It is situated amidst a range of hills with a dramatic panoramic view. This sacred place is on the Chennai-Mumbai, 13 kilometers from Arakkonam and 84 kilometers from Chennai. Around this town are famous religious places such as […]
Devi Karumariamman Temple, Thiruvallur
One of the sportive arts of Devikarumari. One day Devikarumari took the image of old nomadic lady and went to Sun to forecast his future. Without realising her as Devikarumari, He simply neglected her. Devikarumari immediately vanished. Sun has lost its brightness and its glory started declining. Realising his mistake he begged Devikarumari to forgive […]
Vadivudaiamman Thygarajaswami Temple, Thiruvallur
North Chennai, the industrial face of Chennai, from refineries to the transport offices North Chennai stands as the densely populated place of the city. Thiruvotriyur is nestled in this part of the city is the place of importance at the month of Aadi as VADIVUDAIAMMAN THYGARAJASWAMI TEMPLE is located here. Vadivudaiamman is the form of […]
RockFort Temple, Tiruchirapalli
The most famous land mark of Tiruchirappalli is Rockfort Temple. It is also called as Ucchi Pillaiyar Kovil. It is in the heart of the city. This is a 275 ft. tall rock structure. It is reached by a step flight of 437 steps cut into the rock. Halfway up is the Sri Thayumanaswamy Temple, […]
Mangala Devi Kannagi Temple, Theni
Mangala Devi Kannagi temple is a historic temple located in the Idukki district of Kerala bordering Tamil Nadu, about 7 km from Pazhiyankudi in Theni district and 15 km from Thekkady in Idukki district. Cheran Chenguttuvan, the king of ancient Tamilakam, had erected the temple for Kannagi around 2000 years back at Vannathiparai and called […]
Sanneswarer Temple, Theni
There is a temple which is meant solely for Saneeswara Bhagawan(www.kuchanursaneeswarar.tnhrce.in,Department of Tourism, Culture and Religious Endowments of Tamil Nadu ) situated at Kuchanoor. The Lord is seen in swayambhu (self-appeared) form, the name of the town being derived from Kubjan, one of Shani’s names (Kubjanoor). In front of this temple the perennial river Surabi […]