Temple where Goddess Lakshmi is predominant

At the Vishnu temple in Thiruvellarai, you’ll find Surya, Chandra, Adisesha and Garuda in unique roles

14 Sep 2021

A temple of Chola vintage

The Mahakalanatha Swami (Siva) temple in Ambar Makalam (Koil Thirumalam) is situated about a kilometre away from the Brahmapurishwarar temple in Ambar.

21 Aug 2021

Ancient Siva temple in Ambal

According to this temple’s tradition (Sthala Puranam), Brahma in the form of bird, worshipped Siva here in order to regain his original form and hence the name Brahmapurishwarar.

11 Aug 2021

Two ancient Siva temples praised by Nayanmars

This too is one of the two hundred and seventy five Padal Petra Sthalams since Appar, one of the sixtythree Nayanmars has praised this deity in the 7th century AD.

13 Jul 2021

Deity presiding over the forest of palm trees

At this Soundareshwarar temple, Lord Ganesha protected Chola king Karikala from his enemies

08 Jul 2021

A tiny, enchanting image of reclining Vishnu enshrined here

Sirupuliyur is a small village, but well-known among Vishnu devotees as the Sala Sayana Perumal temple is located here.

15 Jun 2021

Deities praised by saints and bards

The Kayarohana Svami (Siva) temple in Nagapattinam is one of the 275 Padal Petra Sthalams or temples praised in the Tamil hymns of the Nayanmars (famous devotees of Siva).

20 May 2021

A historic temple with rare deities

Goddess Lakshmi in this temple is called Soundarya Valli Thayar and the Utsava-murti of this deity is worshipped as Gajalakshmi.

11 May 2021

A deity made of fig wood

The imposing and majestic image of Vanamutti Perumal, approximately 14 feet in height, is in a standing pose, holding the Sankha and Chakra in the upper hands.

04 May 2021

Where God Siva appeared as a peacock

It is the thirty-ninth temple on the south bank of River Kaveri to be extolled in the hymns of the Nayanmars.

27 Apr 2021

Images of River Goddess seen in this temple

Mayiladuthurai is a historic place and the part of it known as Thiru Indalur, is home to the Parimala Ranganatha (Vishnu) temple.

24 Apr 2021

An exclusive abode for the Goddess of knowledge

Saraswati, the Goddess of learning, is much worshipped in homes, but temples for this Goddess are rather rare.

13 Apr 2021

Krishna is all-important in this temple

The Rajagopala Swami temple in Mannargudi is one of the famous Vishnu temples in Tamil Nadu.

06 Apr 2021

A unique shrine for Lord Yama in this temple

According to tradition, Goddess Ganga worshipped here to clense herself of the sins left by devotees who bathed in her waters.

30 Mar 2021

Where the deity is offered a special sweet

The traditional name of this place is Thirupernagar. It is said that Appala Rangan once saved Indra and thus the small hill on which the main sanctum is located is called Indra Giri.

23 Mar 2021