Famous Temples to Visit in Tamilnadu

famous temples in tamilnadu

Published Date: June 8, 2021

The southern state of Tamilnadu has an astounding 38,615 temples, with 2,359 temple tanks located in 1,586 temples, according to the data provided by the Tamilnadu Hindu Endowments Board. The land of Tamils has around 33,000 ancient temples, with many nearly 800 to 5000 years old found all over Tamilnadu. There are both Vaishnavite (Vainavam) as well as Saivaite (Shivalaya) temples in Tamilnadu. No wonder, most tourism temples in Tamilnadu are in good condition, thanks to the preservation efforts undertaken by the various governments.

Meenakshi amman temple in tamil nadu

In Tamilnadu, temple tour always starts with a visit to the grand Meenakshi Amman Temple (Meenakshi-Sundareshwar Temple), located in Madurai, a city that never sleeps, and one of the famous Shiva temples built during the Nayak rule. There are 108 Shiva Temples in Tamilnadu today. Similarly, there are temples having Lord Murugan (The Arupadai Veedu), Vinayagar, Bhairavar, Thirumal, Ayyanarappan, Krishna, Goddess Amman, etc built by the powerful Tamil rulers Cheras, Cholas, Pandyas, Pallavas and other small kingdoms.

The Brihadishvara temple (Rajarajeswaram or Peruvudaiyār Kōvil) is a Siva Temple situated on the banks of River Cauvery at Thanjavur in Tamilnadu. An UNESCO Heritage site, this imposing temple is one of the largest South Indian temples, built on the Dravidian style of architecture. You can also find many temples in Thanjavur that follow the Tamil architectural style.

tanjavur temple in tamil nadu

The temple town of Kanchipuram (Kanchi) houses famous temples including the Ekambareswarar Temple, Kanchi Kamakshi Amman Temple, Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple, Sathyanatheswarar Temple, Trilokinath Temple, Chitragupta Swamy Temple, Ulagalantha Perumal Temple and more. Trichy is another district famous for its Hindu temples such as Ucchi Pillayar Rockfort Temple, Jambukeswarar Temple, Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Erumbeeswarar Temple, Samayapuram Mariamman Temple, Azhagiya Manavala Perumal Temple, Thanthodreeswarar Temple, Vekkali Amman Temple, etc.

mahabalipuram in tamil nadu

Other popular Tamilnadu temple tourist places include Sri Laxmi Narayanan Golden Temple (Vellore), Bala Murugan Temple (Siruvapuri), Navapashanam Temple (Devipattinam), Kumbakonam Brahma Temple(Kumbakonam), Arulmigu Brahmapureeswarar Temple (Tirupattur), Kapaleeshwarar Temple (Chennai),  Elk Hill Murugan Temple (Ooty), Kumari Amman Temple (Kanyakumari), Nagaraja Temple (Nagercoil), Annamalaiyar Temple (Thiruvannamalai) and many more.

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