Famous Hindu Temples in Tamilnadu

Tamilnadu Temples

Tamil Nadu is known as : Land of Temples. There are over 30,000 ancient temples - many at least 600 to 800 years old, scattered all over the land in Tamil Nadu. Studded with complex architecture, variety of sculptures, & rich inscriptions - capture the very essence of the culture & heritage of Tamil land, historically more than 2000 years old.

"Don't live in a place where there is no temple" is the motto of the people of Tamil Nadu. Therefore, you cannot find a hamlet, a village, a town or a city here without a temple. Each place and temple has its own presiding deities. Almost all the temples have similar features - the gopuram or the Portal Tower from all four directions, the vimanam or the Tower over the sanctum sanctorum, spacious halls and corridors.

Temples of Tamil Nadu can be categorized as follows
  1. Temples of Sangam Age
  2. Temples of Thevaram Hymns
  3. Temples of Divya Prabhantham Hymns
  4. Cave Temples of the Pallavas
  5. Cave Temples of Pandiyas
  6. Rockcut Monolith Temples of the Pallavas
  1. Rockcut Monolith Temples of the Pandiyas
  2. Structural Temples of the Pallavas
  3. Structural Temples of the Pandiyas
  4. Structural Temples of the Cholas
  5. Structural Temples of Vijayanagar / Nayaks

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UNESCO Heritage Sites

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Old Temples in Tamilnadu (Ancient Temples)

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

Cave Temples of Pandiyas :

  1. Kandan Kudaivarai - Muruga Temple, Madurai - (Period: Pandiya)
  2. Seevaramudaiyar Kudaivarai - Shiva Temple, Pudukkottai - (Period: Pandiya)
  3. Pathinen Bhoomi Vinnagaram - Pazhiyili Iswaram - Naarthamalai, Pudukkottai - (Period: Muttaraiya)

Rockcut Monolith Temples of Pallavas :

  1. Adyantha Kaamam - Dharmaraja Ratha, Mamallapuram - (Period: Pallava)

Structural Temples of Pallavas :

  1. Kailasanatha Temple - Thiruppattur, Trichy District - (Period: Pallava)

Structural Temples of Cholas :

  1. Srirangam Temple - Trichy
  2. Raajarajeswaram - Brihadeeswarar Temple or Big Temple, Thanjavur - (Period: Chola)
  3. Thayinum Nalla Iswaram - Aaragalur - (Period: Chola)
  4. Raajasimmeswaram / Kshatriya Simmeswaram - Shore Temples, Mamallapuram - (Period: Pallava)
  5. Vijayalaya Choleeswaram - Naarthamalai, Pudukkottai - (Period: Muttaraiyar)
  6. Valanchuzhi Complex - Thiruvalanchuzhi, Kumbakonam - (Period: Chola)
  7. Thiruvalithayam - Padi, Chennai - (Period: Chola)
  8. Apradeeswara Temple - Nagar, Lalgudi - (Period: Chola)

Murugan Temples in Tamil Nadu

  1. Subramanya Swami Temple, Tiruparankundram
  2. Sendhil Andavar Temple, Tiruchendur
  3. Swaminatha Swami Temple, Swamimalai
  4. Sri Subrahmanya Swami Kovil, Tiruttani
  5. Dandayudhapani Swamy Temple, Palani
  6. Lord Murugan Temple, Pazhamudhircholai

Shiva Temples in Tamil Nadu

  1. Ekambareswarar Temple, Kancheepuram (Land)
  2. Arunachaleshwara Temple, Tiruvannamalai (Fire)
  3. Jambukeswarar Temple, Thiruvanaikaval (Water)
  4. Thillai Nataraja Temple, Chidambaram (Sky)
  5. Kalahasthi (Air)
  6. Ramanathaswamy Temple, Rameswaram

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