Shiva Temples of Tamil Nadu

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Lord Shiva, the destroyer, has innumerable temples dedicated to him throughout the length and breadth of India. The most temples are most likely in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, where there are 2,500 Shiva temples of importance. There are several kinds of temples in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Pancha Bootha Sthalangal[edit]

Pancha Booth Sthalangal are the temples that are the manifestation of the five elements – land, water, air, sky, and fire.

Pancha Bootha Sthalangal
SI.No Image Temple Element Place
1 Ekam.jpg Ekambareswarar Temple Land Kanchipuram
2 Tiruvannamalai004.jpg Arunachaleshwarar Temple Fire Thiruvannaamalai
3 Tiruvannaikkaval4.jpg Jambukeswarar Temple Water Trichy
4 Eastgopuram2.jpg Thillai Nataraja Temple Sky Chidambaram
5 SrikalahastiGaligopuram.jpg Srikalahasti Temple Air Kalahasthi

[1] Pancha Bhoota stalam Map

Pancha Sabhai Sthalangal[edit]

Panch Sabhai Sthalangal are the temples where Lord Shiva is believed to have performed the Cosmic Dance.

Thiruvalangadu – Rathinachabai
Chidambaram – Porchabai
Madurai – Vellichabai
Tirunelveli – Thamirachabai
Thirukutralam – Chithirachabai

Pancha Sabhai Map

Paadal Petra Sthalangal[edit]

Main article: Paadal Petra Sthalam

Shiva Temples which are glorified in Tamil Tevaram hymns are the Paadal Petra Sthalangal and have been in existence for more than 1,000 years. References to these temples are found in Tevaram Hymns, composed and authored by the 3 NayanamarsThirunavukarasar, Sambandar and Sundarar who lived between 7th and 9th century A.D.

There is approximately 275 Temples of this kind:

Chennai Paadalpetra Sthalangal[edit]

SI.No Image Temple Name Location Distance / Route
1 Thyagaraswamy4.jpg Thiruvotriyur Temple Thiruvotriyur North Chennai
2 Kapaleeswarar2.jpg Kapaleeswarar temple Thirumylapore Chennai
3 Marundeeswarar5.jpg Marundeeswarar Temple Thiruvanmiyur Chennai
4 Tiruvaleeswarar temple Thiruvalithaayam Chennai
5 Vadathirumullaivoyal.JPG Masilamaniswarar Temple Thirumullaivayil chennai-Avadi road
6 Markandeswarar Temple Mugappier, Chennai on Thirumagalam - Vavin road
7 Vedapureeswarar Temple Thiruverkadu chennai-Poonamallee road, 2 km West of Thiruverkadu Karumari Amman Temple
8 Vaacheeswarar Temple Thirupasoor 5 km West of Tiruvallur
9 Idaisuranathar Temple Thiruidaichuram 7 km in ChengalpetTiruporur Road
10 Marundeeshwarar Temple Thirukachoor 2 km North-West of Singaperumalkoil (Tambaram - Chengalpet Road)
11 Vataaranyaeswarar Temple Thiruvaalangadu 16 km from Tiruvallur (Chennai - Tiruvallur - Arakkonam Road)
12 SrikalahastiGaligopuram.jpg Kalahasteeswarar Temple Kalahasthi 110 km from Chennai in Andhra Pradesh (Route: Chennai-Tada-Kalahasthi)
13 Undreeshwarar Temple Thiruvenbakkam Poondi, 12 km North-West of Tiruvallur
14 Arambeswarar Temple Ilambayam Kottur 25 km West of Sriperumbudur (Koovam)
15 Tripuranthakar Temple Thiruvirkolam Koovam (16 km South-West of Tiruvallur), 3 km from Ilambayam kottur
16 Main Gopuram.jpg Vedagiriswarar temple Thirukazhukundram Chennai - Mamallapuram - Chengalpattu Road
17 Acharapakkam15.jpg Aaksheeswarar Temple Achirupaakkam 16 km South of Madurantakam (Chengalpattu - Tindivanam Road)
18 Thirukalleeswarar Temple Tirukandalam (Thirukkallil) 36 km North of Chennai, on the Periyapalayam Road

Kancheepuram Paadalpetra Sthalangal[edit]

SI.No Image Temple Name Location Distance / Route
1 Ekam.jpg Ekambareswarar Temple Kancheepuram The temple tower is the tallest there and visible long before you reach Kancheepuram
2 Maakaraleeswarar Temple Thirumaagaral 16 km South in Kancheepuram - Uthiramerur Road
3 Valeeswarar Temple Kuranganilmuttam 7 km in Kancheepuram - Cheyyar Road.
Reach Thoosi and proceed 2 km East to reach this temple.
4 Thalapurishwarar Temple/Kirubanathiswarar Temple Thiruppanangadu 10 km from Kancheepuram on the south bank of Palar.
5 Vedapureeswarar Temple Thiruvothur 30 km South-West of Kancheepuram. On the banks of Cheyyar river
6 Tirumalper10.jpg Manikandeswarar Temple Thirumarperu 12 km North-West of Kancheepuram
(Kancheepuram - Arakkonam Road, 5 km from Thirumarperu Railway Station)
7 Thiruveeral Temple Thiruveeral 17 km in KancheepuramArakkonam road
8 Vilwanatheswarar Temple Tiruvallam 12 km east of Katpadi, 50 km from Kancheepuram

Panrutti[edit]

SI. No Image Temple Name Location Distance / Route
1 Sri Veerattaaneswarar Temple.JPG Veerattaaneswarar Temple Thiruvadigai 2 km from Panruti in Panruti - Cuddalore Road
2 Shishta Gurunathar Temple Thiruthuraiyur 10 km North-West of Panruti

Tindivanam[edit]

SI.No Image Temple Location Distance / Route
1 Chandrasekharar Temple Thiruvakkarai TindivanamMailam – Vaanur – Pondicherry Road. 7 km in the branching road
2 Arasileeswarar Temple Ozhindhiapattu (Thiru Arasili) Tindivanam - Kiliyanur - Pondicherry Road.
2 km in the branching road from Thailapuram
3 Magakaleswarar Temple Irumbai (Irumbaimagaalam) 30 km South-East of Tindivanam (2 km from Ozhindhiapattu mentioned above)
4 Tiruvamathur01.jpg Nandieswarar Temple Thiruvaamathur Gingee road in the tindivanamvillupuram Road.
Take left a little way and proceed 5 km to reach this temple
5 Puravaar Panangattoor Temple Panangattoor (Panayapuram) Tindivanam-vikravandi-panruti road.
2 km from Vikravandi
6 Srinidheeswarar Temple Annamputhur Tindivanam - Thenpasiyar - Villupuram Road.
Take left from Thenpasiyar and proceed 6 km to reach this temple

Thirukkoviloor[edit]

SI.No Image Temple Location Distance / Route
1   Veerateswarar Temple Thirukovilur Thirukovilur Town
2   Athulya Nadheswara Temple Arakandanallur (Araiyani Nalloor) Just outside Thirukovilur on the banks of Pennai River on a small hilly mound.
3 Idayar.jpg Marudheeswarar Temple Idaiyaru 16 km southeast of Thirukovilur
4 Tiruvennai.jpg Sri Krupapureeswarar Temple Thiruvennainallur 20 km southeast of Thirukovilur

Ulundurpettai[edit]

SI.No Image Temple Name Location Distance / Route
1 Tirunavalur.jpg Sri Bhakthajaneswarar Temple Thirunavalur 15 km North-East of Ulundurpet
2 Nelvennai.jpg Sornakatesvarar Temple Thiruvennainallur 15 km North-West of Ulundurpet
3 Tirumundeecharam.jpg Sivaloganathar Temple Thirumundeecharam 24 km North-East of Ulundurpet

Viruthachalam[edit]

SI.No Image Temple Name Location Distance / Route
1 Vridachaleswarar gopuram.jpg Virudhagiriswarar Temple Virudhachalam Center of Virudhachalam Town
2   Swedarkkavaneshwarar Temple Erukkathampuliyur 12 km South of Virudhachalam (on the South bank of Vellar)
3   Pralayakaleswarar Temple Pennadam 17 km in the Virudhachalam - Thittakkudi Road
4   Thirunelvayil Arathurai Thiruvarathurai 10 km East of Thittakkudi

Cuddalore[edit]

SI.No Image Temple Name Location Distance / Route
1 Thirupadhiripuliyur temple,Cuddalore(2).jpg Pataleeswarar Temple Thirupathiripuliyur Cuddalore
2 Tirumanikuzhi01.jpg Vamanapureeswarar Temple Thirumanikuzhi 10 km West of Cuddalore
3 Thiruthinainagar Thiruthinainagar 18 km Northwest of Cuddalore on the North bank of Ponnaiyar River.
4 Shiva temple at Thiruchopuram.jpg Chopuranathar Temple Thiyagavalli 20 km South of Cuddalore on the seashore.
5 Aandar.jpg Panchanadisvara Temple Thiruvandarkoil VillupuramPondicherry Road
6 Swarnapureeswarar Koil Nallathur 16 km South West of Pondicherry

Chidambaram[edit]

Image Temple Location
Eastgopuram2.jpg Nataraja center of chidambaram town
  Thiruvetkalam 3 km east of chidambaram, inside the Annamalai University campus
  Thirunelvayal(Sivapuri) 3 km southeast of Chidambaram, near Thiruvetkalam temple
  Thirukkazhippalai 5 km southeast of chidambaram

Kattumannarkoil[edit]

Image Temple Location
  Koodalaiyatroor 28 km north of Kattumannarkoil. Reach Sree Mushnam on the south bank of Vellar and proceed east 8 km to reach the temple.
  Omampuliyur 6 km south of Kattumannarkoil on the north bank of Kollidam river.
  Kaanattumullur 5 km south of Kattumannarkoil on the banks of Kollidam river.
  Thirunaaraiyur 6 km northeast of Kattumannarkoil on the north bank of Kollidam river.
  Thirukkadamboor 5 km southwest of Kattumannarkoil

Sirkazhi[edit]

Image Temple Location
  Sirkazhi, Sattainadhar Temple Center of sirkazhi town
  Thirukolakka 2 km west of Sirkazhi
  Then Thirumullaivayil 12 km east of Sirkazhi
  Magendrapalli 19 km northeast of Sirkazhi on the south bank of Kollidam river. 2 km further is the Bay of Bengal.
  Thirunalloor Perumaanam (Achaalpuram) 15 km north of Sirkazhi, on the south bank of Kollidam river.
  Thirukarugaavoor (Thirukadaavoor) 6 km east of Sirkazhi
  Kalikaamoor (Annappanpettai) 3 km south of Then thirumullaivayil temple (which is 12 km east of Sirkazhi)
Tirupungoor13.jpg Thiruppunkoor 3 km west of Vaitheeswaran Koil on the south bank of Kollidam river
  Thiruvenkadu 10 km southeast of Sirkazhi
  Thirukattupalli 0.5 km from Thiruvenkadu (see above)
  Thiruchaaikkaadu 3 km south of Thiruvenkaadu(see above) on the road from Sirkazhi to Poompuhar
  Pallavaneecharam 4 km south of Thiruvenkadu
  Vaidyanatha Swamy Temple or Vaitheeswaran Koil 7 km south of Sirkhazi

Mayiladuthurai[edit]

Image Temple Location
  Mayiladuthurai, Mayooranadhar Inside the town
  Pazhamannipadikkarai (iluppaipattu, madhoogam) In the madhoogamvaitheeswaran koilthirupananthal road, located near a village called Manalmedu
  Thiruvazhkoliputhur 10 km north of Mayiladuthurai, near Pazhamannipadikkarai temple above
  Thirupariyaloor (parasaloor) 2 km southwest of semponar temple
  Thiruchemponpalli 10 km east of Mayiladuthurai, located on south bank of cauvery
  Thiru Aakkoor (Akkur) 15 km east of Mayiladuthurai
  Thirunanipalli (punjai) 6 km northeast of semponar temple
  Thirukkurukkai 12 km northwest of Mayiladuthurai, on the north bank of cauvery
  Thirunindriyur 8 km north east of Mayiladuthurai
  Thirukkannar Koil(Kurumanakkudi) On the vaitheeswaran koilmayiladuthirai road, 3 km left of a place called Bagasalai
  Thirukkadaimudi (keezhaiyoor) 2 km northeast of semponar temple
  Thirukarupariyalur (thalaignairu) 14 km north of Mayiladuthurai, on the north bank of cauvery
  Thirukkurakka near Thirukarapariyalur temple, north bank of Pazha Aaru
  Thiruvalampuram 8 km northeast of semponar temple
  Thiruthalaichangadu 4 km north of Aakkoor, on the south bank of cauvery
  Thiruneedoor 5 km north of Mayiladuthurai
  Thiru ethirkolpadi 6 km north of Kuttalam on the north bank of cauvery
  Thiruthuruthi (kuttalam) Kuttalam, 10 km southwest of Mayiladuthurai, on the south bank of cauvery
  Thirumanancheri 7 km from kuttalam, on the north bank of cauvery - www.thirumanancheri.info
  Thiruvelvikkudi 5 km northeast of kuttalam
  Thenkurangaduthurai 3 km east of Thiruvidaimarudhur on the Mayiladuthurai-Kumbakonam road
  Thirukodikaa 12 km northeast of Thiruvidaimarudhur on the mayiladuthurai – kadhiramangalam road (north bank of cauvery)
  Thirumangalakudi 2 km north of Aaduthurai (can go to thirukkodikka, above, from here), on the north bank of cauvery
  Thirupananthal 10 km north of Aaduthurai, cauvery north bank
  Pandhanai Nalloor 10 km northeast of thiruppananthal above, on the south bank of kollidam river
  Thiruvaavaduthurai 16 km southwest of Mayiladuthurai on the cauvery south bank
  Thirukkozhambam 3 km south of thiruvaavaduthurai above, on the cauvery south bank
  Thirunallam (Koneri Rajapuram) 6 km south of thiruvaavaduthurai above, on the cauvery south bank
  Vaikal Maadakkoil 4 km northwest of Koneri Rajapuram, on the cauvery south bank
  Thiruneelakkudi 3 km south of Aaduthurai, on the south bank of cauvery
  Thiruvalanagar 7 km east of Mayiladuthurai, on the south bank of cauvery
  Thiruvazhundhoor(therazhundoor) 4 km south of kuttalam, near moovalur temple, south bank of cauvery
  Kanjanur 4 km northeast of Aaduthurai
  Thiruvidaimarudhur on Mayiladuthurai-kumbakonam road, south bank of cauvery
  Thiru Anniyoor (ponnoor) 7 km northwest of Mayiladuthurai, north bank of cauvery
  Thirundhu Thevankudi (nandaankoil) 2 km north of Thirubuvanam
  Thiruvisaloor 4 km northwest of Thirupananthal, cauvery north bank
  Thiru Appaadi 2 km southwest of thirupananthal, cauvery north bank
  Thirucheignchaloor 3 km southwest of thirupananthal
  Thirukkadavoor Veerattam (thirukkadaiyoor) 22 km east of mayiladuthurai, south bank of cauvery
  Thirukkadaiyoor Mayaanam 1 km east of Thirukkadaiyoor temple above

Kumbakonam[edit]

Image Temple Location
  Thirukumbeswarar temple Kumbakonam town
  Kudanthai Keezhakkottam east of Kumbakonam bus stand
  Kudanthai Kaaronam near Porthamarai Kulam in Kumbakonam
  Thirunageswaram 5 km east of Kumbakonam, cauvery south bank
  Thirukkalayanalloor, (sakkottai) 5 km southeast of Kumbakonam, cauvery south bank
  Thiru Sivapuram 2 km northeast of Sakkottai, south bank of Arasalaar
  Thirunaraiyoor 10 km southeast of Kumbakonam, adjacent to Nachiyar Koil, cauvery south bank
Tirukarukkudi.jpg Thirukarukkudi (marudhanthanalloor) 8 km southeast of Kumbakonam, cauvery south bank
  Thiruppenu Perundhurai (Thiruppanthurai) 3 km northeast of nachiyarkoil/thirunaraiyoor, cauvery south bank
  Arisikkarai Puthur (azhagaputhur) 3 km northwest of nachiyarkoil/thirunaraiyur, cauvery south bank
  Thirucherai 5 km south of nachiyar koil, 15 km southeast of Kumbakonam, cauvery south bank
  Kudavayil, Kudavasal 15 km from Kumbakonam, cauvery south bank
  Kollampudhur (Thirukkalamboor) 6 km southwest of Kudavasal, cauvery south bank
  Thirukkottaiyur 2 km northwest of kumbakonam, cauvery north bank
  Thiru Innambar 6 km northwest of kumbakonam, cauvery north bank
  Thirupurambayam 9 km northwest of Kumbakonam, 3 km near innambar above, cauvery north bank
  Thiruvalanchuzhi 4 km west of Kumbakonam, cauvery south bank
  Pateeswaram 6 km southwest of Kumbakonam, cauvery south bank
  Thirusathimutram next to pateeswaram above, cauvery south bank
  Pazhayarai Vadathali 2 km from patteeswaramabove, cauvery south bank

Papanasam[edit]

Image Temple Location
  Thiruppalaithurai 1 km northeast of papanasam railway station, cauvery south bank
  Thiruvaikavoor 12 km north of Papanasam, south bank of kollidam
  Thiruvisaiyamangai 1 km east of thiruvaikavoor above, cauvery north bank
  Vadakurangaduthurai (aaduthurai perumal koil) 4 km north of papanasam, cauvery north bank. not to be mistaken for Then Kurangaduthurai/Aaduthurai
  Thirukkarugavoor 6 km south of papanasan, cauvery south bank
  Thirunalloor 5 km east of papanasam, cauvery south bank
  Avoor Pasupatheeswaram 12 km southeast of Papanasam, cauvery south bank
  Chakkarapalli(Thirupuvanam) 10 km west of papanasam, cauvery south bank
  Thiruppullamangai (Pasupathikoil) 3 km from the pasupathikoil railway station (kumbakonam-thanjavur line), cauvery south bank
  Kaduvaaikkarai Puthur (Aandar Koil) 18 km southeast of papanasam, kudavasal-valangaimaan bus route, cauvery south bank
  Thiru Irumboolai, Aalangudi 6 km south of valangaimaan, cauvery south bank

Kaaraikkal[edit]

Image Temple Location
  Thirunallar 5 km west of Karaikkal on the Kumbakonam road, south bank of cauvery
  Dharumapuram proceed 2 km on the thirunallaru – karaikal road and take a right to reach temple
south bank of cauvery
  Vettakkudi near Karaikkal, south bank of cauvery
  Thiruthelicheri, Kovilpathu inside Karaikkal town, Paarvateeswarar Devasthanam, Paadal petra Sthalam, south bank of cauvery

Nannilam[edit]

Image Temple Location
  Nannilathu Perunkoil Nannilam Town, south bank of cauvery
  Thiruveezhimizhalai 10 km northwest of Nannilam on the north bank of arisilaaru river, south bank of cauvery
  Karuveeli Kottittai, Karuveli 6 km west of Thiruveezhimizhilai above, south bank of cauvery
  Thiruvaanjiyam 8 km southwest of Nannilam, south bank of cauvery
  Thiruvanniyur, Anniyur after thiruveezhimizhilai, 4 km north on the bank of arisilaar river, south bank of cauvery
  Thirukondeecharam 3 km east of Nannilam, south bank of cauvery
  Thiruppanaiyur 6 km southeast of Nannilam, south bank of cauvery
  Thiruvirkudi 10 km southeast of Nannilam
  Thiruppayatrur, Thirupayathangudi 4 km east of Thiruvurkudi temple on the north of river vettaar. south bank of cauvery
  Thiruppugalur 8 km east of Nannilam, south bank of cauvery
  Ramanatheecharam, Thirukannapuram 11 km east of nannilam, south bank of cauvery (3 km northwest of Thiruchengattankudi below)
  Thiruchengattankudi as above, south bank of cauvery
  Thirumarugal near and east of Thiruchengattankudi temple, south bank of cauvery
  Thiruchaathamangai east of Thirumarugal above, south bank of cauvery
  Thiruppalliyin Mukkoodal 11 km southeast of nannilam (next to Tiruvaarur), south bank of cauvery
  Karaveeram south of nannilam, next to Vadagandam on the Tiruvaarur-Kumbakonam road, south bank of cauvery
  Thiruperuveloor, Manakkal Ayyanpettai 10 km southwest of Nannilam, south bank of cauvery
  Thalaiyaalangadu southwest of Nannilam on the Tiruvaarur-kumbakonam road. 4 km north of Enn Kannil
  Kottaaru, Kottaram 10 km northeast of Peralam, south bank of cauvery
  Ambar Perunthirukkoil, Ambal 6 km southeast of Peralam, south bank of cauvery
  Ambar Maagalam 4 km south of Peralam on the north bank of Arisilaar river, south bank of cauvery
  Meeyachur 2 km wesy of peralam, south bank of cauvery
  Thiladhaipathi 5 km southwest of peralam on the south bank of Arisilaar river, walk about 2 km to temple
  Thiruppaamburam 7 km west of Peralam, south bank of cauvery
  Thiruchirukudi 2 km west of Thiruppaamburam, south bank of cauvery

Tiruvaarur[edit]

Image Temple Location
  Tiruvarur Thiagarajaswamy Temple Tiruvarur Town
  Aaroor Araneri separate temple inside the prakaram(closed precincts of a temple) of Thrivaarur temple
  Aroor Paravayun Mandhali, Thoovainadhar Koil Keezhaveedhi, near the main Tiruvaarur Temple car
  Thirukkeezhveloor 12 km east of Tirvarur on the Nagapattinam Road, south bank of cauvery
  Thevur 5 km south of Thirukkeezhveloor on the Thiruthuraipoondi road, south bank of cauvery
  Thiruvilamar, Vilamal 3 km southwest of Tiruvarur, south bank of cauvery
Tirukarayil.jpg Thirukkaraayil, Thirukkaaraivasal 14 km south of Tiruvarur, south bank of cauvery
  Thirukkandrapur, Kannappur 13 km southeast of Tiruvarur, south bank of cauvery
  Tiruvalivalam 16 km southeast of Tiruvarur, 3 km east of Kannappur above, south bank of cauvery

Mannargudi[edit]

Image Temple Location
Kovilvenni.jpg Kovil Venni 8 km northwest of Needamangalam on the Tanjore-Tiruvarur road, south bank of cauvery
Paamani.jpg Paadhalecharam, Paamani 2 km north of Mannargudi, south bank of cauvery
  Neelakanteswarar Temple, Keela Raja Veethi 1 km east of Mannargudi, south bank of cauvery
  Thirupoovanur 10 km north of Mannargudi (on needamangalam road), south bank of cauvery
  Kottur 15 km southeast of Mannargudi, south bank of cauvery
Ogaiperaiyur.jpg Thiruppaereyil, Ogaiperaiyur 16 km northeast of Mannargudi, south bank of cauvery
  Thirunellikka 23 km east of Mannargudi, south bank of cauvery
Tirunavalur.jpg Naattiyathankudi 10 km northeast of Mannargudi is Koothanallur, temple is 12 km southeast of this town,
south bank of cauvery
  Thiruvendurai, Vandurai 10 km east of Mannargudi, south bank of cauvery
  Thirukkalar 23 km southeast of Manargudi on the thiruthuraipoondi road,
on the bank of ponnukku undaan river, south bank of cauvery

Thiruthuraipoondi[edit]

Image Temple Location
Thandalaineelneri.jpg Thandalai Neelneri 3 km north of Thiruthuraipoondi on the Tiruvarur road, south bank of cauvery
  Kaichinnam 11 km north of Thiruthuraipoondi, south bank of cauvery
  Thiruthengoor 16 km north of Thiruthuraipoondi, 2 km from Thirunellikkaa, south bank of cauvery
  Thirukkollikkadu 15 km north of Thiruthuraipoondi, south bank of cauvery
Kovilvenni.jpg Thiruchitremam 14 km northeast of Thiruthuraipoondi, south bank of cauvery. On the Tiruvarur road take a right at Aalathampadi and drive further skipping 2 bridges across the irrigation canal and cross the third bridge to reach this temple.
  Idumbaavanam 12 km south of Thiruthuraipoondi, south bank of cauvery. 2 km West of Karpaganadharkulam below.
Karpaganadharkulam.jpg Thirukkadikulam, Karpaganadharkulam, Karpaganarkoil 2 km east of Idumbavanam temple above, south bank of cauvery. Take the muthupet road and drive about 10 km to reach this village (karpaganadhar kulam) on the main road. Then take a left and drive about a kilometre to reach this temple. After visiting this temple drive further west from here to reach idumbavanam above.
  Thiruvuchaathanam, Koviloor 2 km north of Muthupettai, which is southwest of thiruthuraipoondi, south bank of cauvery. From the bus stand junction drive north for about 2 km crossing a new by-pass road to reach the temple arch and the temple.

Nagapattinam[edit]

Image Temple Location
  Thirunaagaikaaronam, Nagapatnam Nagapatnam town, south bank of cauvery
  Sikkal 5 km west of nagapatnam, south bank of cauvery
  Thirukkolili, Thirukuvalai 25 km southwest of nagapatnam, 19 km from tiruvarur
  Tiruvaimoor 3 km south of thirukuvalai above. south bank of cauvery
&nbps; Thirumaraikkadu, Vedaranyam south of nagapatnam, south of cauvery
  Agathiyanpalli 2 km south of vedaranyam above on the Kodikkarai Road.
  Thirukkodi, Kodikkarai, Point Calimere 9 km south of thirumaraikkadu above

Thiruvaiyaru[edit]

Image Temple Location
  Thiruvaiyaru Thiruvaiyaru, cauvery north bank. (one of the Aezhoor Sthalangal with thiruvaiyaru as center)
  Thiruchotruthirai 4 km east of Thirukkandiyur, south bank of kudamuruttiyaru, south bank of cauvery.
(one of the Aezhoor Sthalangal with thiruvaiyaru as center)
  Thirupazhanam 4 km east of thiruvaiyaru. cauvery north bank
  Thiruneithaanam thillaisthanam 2 km west of Thiruvaiyaru, cauvery north bank.
(one of the Aezhoor Sthalangal with thiruvaiyaru as center)
  Perumpuliyur 4 km from Thiruneithaanam above, 2 km west of Thiruvaiyaru, cauvery north bank
  Melai Thirukkattupalli 15 km west of Thiruvaiyaru, south bank of kudamuruttiyaru, cauvery south bank
  Thiru Aalampozhil 5 km southwest of Thiruvaiyaru
  Thiruppoondhuruthi 3 km west of Thirukkandiyur, south bank of kudamuruttiyaru and cauvery.
(one of the Aezhoor Sthalangal with thiruvaiyaru as center)
  Thirukkandiyur 3 km south of Thiruvaiyaru, cauvery south bank,
(one of the Aezhoor Sthalangal with thiruvaiyaru as center)
  Thirukkanoor 12 km south west of thanjavur, adjacent to thirukkattupalli

Thanjavur[edit]

Image Temple Location
Haridwaramangalam.jpg Thiruvedikkudi 7 km north of Thanjavur, 1 km from Thirukkandiyur. cauvery south bank
  Thenkudithittai 10 km north of Thanjavur. cauvery south bank
  Parithiniyamam 18 km southeast of Thanjavur, 4 km north of Orathanad, cauvery south bank
Haridwaramangalam.jpg Aradhaiperumpaazhi, Arithuvaramangalam connected by Thanjavur town bus. cauvery south bank
  Avalivalnallur 3 km west of Aradhaiperumpaazhi above. cauvery south bank
Vphoto1.jpg Akshayabureeshwarar, vilankulam 18 km from [peravurani]

Tiruchirapalli[edit]

Image Temple Location
Tiruchiramalai1.jpg Tiruchiramalai, Tiruchirapalli on the way up the hill temple – rock fort, center of city. south bank of cauvery
Tirumukkecharam1.jpg Mukkeecharam, Urayur center of tiruchirapalli city- panchavarneswarar koil, better known as nachiyar koil bus stop, and a few kilometres from main guard gate. south bank of cauvery
  Thirukkarkudi, uyyakondan tirumalai 3 km west of tiruchirapalli, south bank of cauvery
  Thiruparaithurai 15 km northwest of tiruchirapalli, on the bus route to karur, kulithalai
  Pettavaithalai 24 km northwest from Tiruchirapalli, on the bus route to Karur, Tirupur, Coimbatore
Tiruvannaikkaval4.jpg Thiruvanaikka, Tiruvanaikkaval 3 km north of tiruchirapalli, on the way to Srirangam, samayapuram, ariyalur, lalgudi. most north bound roads cross this place.
Do not miss out eating at Sri Parthasarathi Vilas Hotel near the temple's west entrance.
  Tirupatrurai, Tiruppalthurai 12 km northeast of Tiruchirapalli, cauvery north bank
  Thirunedungulam 21 km east of Tiruchirapalli, cauvery south bank
Tiruverumbur6.jpg Thiru Erumbiyur, Thiruverumbur 11 km east of Tiruchirapalli, on the thanjavur road
  Tirumanthurai 5 km west of Lalgudi, also called vadagarai manthurai, north bank of cauvery
  Thirumazhappadi 28 km south of Ariyalur, north bank of Kollidam
  Thirupazhuvur 10 km south of Ariyalur, cauvery north bank
  Thiruppaingneeli 7 km west of mannachanallur, near Tiruchirapalli, Cauvery north bank.
  Thiruppasila chiramam, Thiruvasi near and south of Thiruppaingneeli temple above, 12 km from tiruchirapalli
Anbilalanthurai4.jpg Anbil Alanthurai 8 km east of Lalgudi. 20 km from Tiruchirapalli. Buses available from tiruchirapalli and lalgudi
  Thiru Eengoyimalai, Thiruvinganadhamalai 7 km northwest of Musiri, on the TiruchirapalliSalem road, cauvery north bank
  Kadambanthurai, Kulithalai 33 km north west of Tiruchirapalli
  Sapthareeshwarar Temple, Lalgudi 20 km from Tiruchirapalli
  Thiruvatpokki, Rathinagiri 10 km south of Kulithalai, cauvery south bank

Madurai[edit]

Image Temple Location
Meenaeastgopuram2.jpg Thiru Alavai, madurai meenakshi amman temple Madurai city center, very near railway station and town bus stand
Appudayar1.jpg Thiru Aappanoor, Aappudayar Koil Inside madurai, about 2 km from city center on the north bank of river Vaigai
  Immayilum Nanmai Tharuvar shrine 1/2 km Immayilum Nanmai Tharuvar Temple, West Masi Street, Madurai
  Thirupparamkunram Murugan Temple Parangirinathar shrine 9 km southwest of madurai, part of the famous Muruga's Arupadaiveedu temple
  Edaganathar temple Thiruvedagam 17 km northwest of madurai on the cholavandhaan road on the north bank of Vaigai
  Kodunkundram(piraanmalai) 24 km northwest of Thiruputhur
  Poovananathar Temple, Thirupuvanam 19 km east of Madurai on the banks of Vaigai
  Tiruvadanai(Thiru Aadaanai) buses available from Madurai, Karaikkudi, Devakottai
  Thiruchuzhial, Thiruchuzhi 48 km south of Madurai
  Thirukkanapper, Kalayar Koil 18 km east of Sivaganga
  Tiruttalinathar temple, Thiruputhur 20 km west of Karaikkudi
  Thiruppunavayil 25 km south Aavudayar Koil
  Shree Kailasha Nathar Temple, Piramanoor 23 km east of Madurai, Piramanoor is one of the Village in Tiruppuvanam Taluk, Sivaganga District, Tamil Nadu State .

Towns Near By Tiruppuvanam (5 km), Madurai (23 km), Sivaganga (24.3 km), Manamadurai(25.2 km), Kalaiyarkoil (41.4 km), Singampunari (43.6 km).

Tirunelveli[edit]

There are several ancient Shiva temples in and around Tirunelveli:

Image Temple Location Padal petra stalam
Tirunelveli Nellaiappar Koil Tirunelveli Town Yes
Tirunelveli Thirukutralam, Kutralam Kutralam Yes
Tirunelveli Sankaranayinarkoil Sankarankovil Yes
Tirunelveli Kasi Viswanathar Koil Tenkasi No
  Ramalingaswamy Koil, Panagudi 54 km from Tirunelveli No
Papanasam, Tirunelveli Papavinaseswarar Koil, Papanasam 49 km from Tirunelveli No
Athrinathr Koil, Sivasailam, Tirunelveli dist 60 km from Tirunelveli

Thoothukudi[edit]

Ancient Shiva temples in and around Thoothukudi.

Image Temple Location main area Padal petra stalam
Sri Shenbagavalli Udanurai Poovana Natha Swamy Thirukoil,Kovilpatti 58km from thoothukudi,60 km from Thirunelveli Aghasthiyar dharisanam seitha idam
Etteeshwarar Jothir Nayagi Thirukoil,Ettayapuram 18km from kovilpatti,Umaru Pulavar,Bharathi birth place
Sankara Rameshwarar Pagampiriyaal Thirukoil,Thoothukudi Thoothukudi
Sri AnandhaValli Samedha Kailashanadhar Thirukoil, Pasuvanthanai 30km from Thoothukudi,25km from kovilpatti Suyampu Lingam
KailashaNadhar Akilandeshwari Thirukoil,Ottapidaram 20km from Thoothukudi,v o chidambaranar birth place
meenakshi sudareswarar Koil, vilathikulam, Thoothukudi dist 54 km from Thoothukudi
Thirumoolanathar Temple, Vallanadu, Thoothukudi dist 15 km from Tirunelveli 40 km from Thoothukudi muppeeda stalam, Navalinga stalam

Kongu Nadu[edit]

Image Temple Location
  Kalyana Pasupatheeswarar (a.k.a) Aanilaiyappar [Karuvur], Karur Inside Karur town
  Venjamakoodal 16 km southwest of Karur, on the east banks of Kudavanaru
  Pandikodumudi, Kodumudi 39 km south of Erode, 21 km from N.W.of Karur
  Kodimada chenkundroor, Tiruchengode 18 km east of Erode
  Thirunanaa, Bhavani (Sangameswarar Temple) – Tiriveni Sangamam 10 km north of Erode
  Thirumuruganathaswamy temple, Thirumuruganpoondi 5 km southeast of Avinasi and 7 km north of Tiruppur
  Tiruppukkoliyoor, Avinasi Avinasi town, 43 km east of Coimbatore and 12 km north of Tiruppur

Tiruvannamalai[edit]

Image Temple Location
  Tiruvannamalai 64 km west of Tindivanam, buses from all major towns and cities in south India
  Thandarampattu 16 km west of thandarampattu, aathisivan temple for thirumoolar padal pettra old kovil.

Rameswaram[edit]

Image Temple Location
Ramesw12.jpg Rameswaram Trains and buses from all major towns and cities of India

In former Tamilakam[edit]

Malai Nadu (Kerala)[edit]

Sl. No Temple Location
1 Thiruvanjaikalam, Vanjikulam 32 km from Trichur, Kerala, 8 km from Irinjalakuda Railway Station, near Trichur

Tuluva Nadu (Karnataka)[edit]

Sl. No Image Temple Location
1 Main entry to the Mahabaleshwar Temple at Gokaran.jpg Mahabaleshwar Temple, Gokarna Gokarna, India, Drive from Hubli, Karnataka

Eezha Nadu (Sri Lanka)[edit]

Sl. No Image Temple Location
1 The gods look upon.jpg Koneswaram, Thirukonamalai near Thampalakamam
2 Ketheeswaram Drive from Mannar

Nava Kailasam[edit]

These nine Siva temples are located uniquely on the riverbed of Thamirabarani river:

References[edit]

  • V. T. Ramasubramaniam. Thamizhaga Sivalayangal 308. 

Notes[edit]

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