Replete with tradition, history and architecture

The Vaikunthanatha Perumal temple is among the 108 Divya Desams,  and one of the Navagraha Sthalams for Rahu

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Vishnu temple connected with Rahu

One of the Azhvars, Nammazhvar, has composed verses known as Pasurams about the Devappiran temple in which he mentions that Tholaivillimangalam was ‘lively with festive sounds’

11 Feb 2020

Vishnu’s instruction to Garuda here

Thenthirupperai, a village on the south bank of River Tamraparani (Porunai), in Thoothukudi district, is home to a Vishnu temple where this deity is worshipped as Makara Nedum Kuzhai Kadar.

04 Feb 2020

Garuda is important in this temple

This Vishnu temple in Perungulam is one among the Nava Thirupathi and is also one of the Navagraha Sthalams for Shani

29 Jan 2020

Sacred place connected with Azhvar and Acharya

One among the nine Vishnu temples in the Nava Thirupati, this temple in Thiruppullingudi has the deity in a reclining position

21 Jan 2020

Vishnu as the protector of wealth

Dedicated to Vaithamanidhi Perumal — the protector of treasures, this temple in Thirukkolur is one of the Navagraha Sthalams for Chevvai

08 Jan 2020

Lord with the healing touch

A lesser-known shrine in Srivilliputtur, the Vaidyanatha Svami temple has stories of God Shiva in the form of inscriptions and paintings

02 Jan 2020

Famous temples of Srivilliputtur

In this small town is a temple for Andal, one of the 12 Azhvars, where Lord Vishnu is found standing beside His devotee

26 Dec 2019

Hill-temple closely connected with Srivilliputtur

The idol of Srinivasa Perumal at this temple, atop a small hill in Thiruvannamalai,is similar to the Venkateshwara idol at Thirumala

19 Dec 2019

A Pallava marvel at Panamalai   

From historic paintings, murals to inscriptions in Samskrit and Grantha script — history seeps through the Talagirishwara temple

11 Dec 2019

Rama temple in the heart of Chennai

Situated in West Mambalam, this temple is believed to have been built with great devotion by a descendent of Bhadrachala Ramadas

03 Dec 2019

Vishnu temple in ancient Chola village 

The deity at this Vishnu temple is more than six-feet tall, and the mantapa in front of the central shrine has images of Azhvars and Acharyas

26 Nov 2019

Ancient shrines chiseled by a scholar

Kalakanteshwara temple and Varadaraja Perumal temple in Adayapalam are edifices that tell tales of Appaya Dikshita and his devotion

20 Nov 2019

Nandi guards this ancient temple

As one of the 275 Padal Petra Sthalams, the deity at the Vilvanathishwarar temple has been praised in ancient Tamil hymns

14 Nov 2019

Vellore’s magnificent Vijayanagara-era temple

The Kalyana-mandapa within the temple has many carvings of various deities, as well as an intricately designed ceiling with lotus patterns

06 Nov 2019