Spiritual and Heritage Tours of Tamil Nadu




The tourism industry of Tamil Nadu is the largest in India, with an annual growth rate of 16 percent. Tamil Nadu has all segments of Tourist attractions which invite tourists. It has cerulean mountains, silver waterfalls, verdant vegetation, sandy beaches, mammoth monuments, timeless temples, fabulous wildlife, scintillating sculptures and reverberating rural life. It has picturesque spots, continuing heritage, cultural confluence and aesthetic magnificence.
State offers multiple attractions for various segments of tourists. It has more than 40,000temples, 1,076 km coastal line (13% of India’s total coastline), 15 Wildlife Sanctuaries, 5 National Parks, 15 Bird Sanctuaries and 5 Tiger Reserves, 5 UNESCO World Heritage sites, 411 Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) monuments.

Tamil Nadu has more temples than any other state in India. Tamil Nadu is home to more than 40,000 temples and is aptly called “the land of temples”. Many are at least 800 years old and are found scattered all over the state. The rulers of various dynasties constructed these temples over centuries. As per the Tamil Nadu government, there are 38,615 temples. Most of the largest Hindu temples reside here, Studded with complex architecture, a variety of sculptures, and rich inscriptions, the temples remain the very essence of the culture and heritage of Tamil land, with historical records dating back to at least 3,000 years.

According to Ministry of Tourism statistics, 4.68 million foreign (20.1% share of the country)and 333.5 million domestic tourists (23.3% share of the country) visited the state in 2015 making it the most visited state in India for both domestic and foreign tourists. Tamil Nadu attracts a large number of international and domestic tourists every year. In 2019,Tamil Nadu attained the first position in International Tourist Visits and the second position in domestic Tourist Visits. In 2020, Tamil Nadu emerged as the top State for Domestic Tourist Visits, accounting for 23% of the total domestic tourist visits. The total domestic tourist footfall increased from 333 million in 2015 to 495 million in 2019, a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 10%. Tamil Nadu is one of the leading States in India for international tourism occupying the second spot for Foreign Tourist Visits for 2020, accounting for 17.1% of the total foreign tourist visits to India. Total international tourist footfall increased from 5 million in 2015 to 7 million in 2019 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 10%.


Welcome to the Land of Culture, Heritage and Temples!


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The Six Abodes of Murugan (The God of Tamil) are six temples situated in the state of Tamil Nadu. The god is known by different names such as Kartikeya, Skanda, Vadivela and Murugan at various temples. The six most sacred abodes of Murugan were mentioned in Tamil Sangam literature, "Thirumurugatrupadai", written by Nakkeerar and in "Thiruppugazh", written by Arunagirinathar.
  • Pazhani (Palani) is dedicated to Lord Dandayutahpani. It is a famous pilgrimage town and every year more than 7 million devotees visit the Temple and offer prayers to Lord Muruga. This temple draws the largest number of devotees in Tamil Nadu.
  • Pazhamudircholai's origin dates back several hundred years. Nakkirar, Arunagirinathar and Avvaiyar are among the Tamil saints who have made references to this shrine. Pazhamudircholai is famous for fruits, vegetables and flowers. On a fertile hill with many natural springs and herbs.
  • Thirupparam Kundram: This abode of Lord Murugan is noted for its inner sanctum sanctorum that is cut out of a single hard rock. The main temple was a cave shrine earlier. The rest of the structure dates back to the Nayak period.
  • Thiruchendur: This temple is 2000 years old. Lord Murugan in this temple is in a different posture, holding a string of Rudraksha beads instead of the usual spear. Tiruchendur means a sacred and prosperous town of victory. There is no other shrine in Tamil Nadu with such a beautiful natural setting. Taking bath in any of the nine teerthams is believed to confer miraculous benefits on the devotee.
  • Swamimalai The sacred story associated with this temple is that Lord Karthikeya expounds the meaning of pranavam, AUM to his father, Lord Shiva, at this location. Lord Murugan imparts this universal mantra to his father. Lord Muruga is also known as Swaminathan and “Thagappan Swami” literally “Father God” - referring to the fact that Lord Muruga taught Pranava to his father and hence he was his father's Guru. Swamimalai village has the only school that teaches the art craft of making bronze icons.
  • Tiruttani hill temple has 365 steps indicating 365 days of the year. Here, Lord Muruga is in resplendent splendour with his consort Valli, whom he married after bringing her from nearby Vallimalai.
Other than the list of the above Arupadai Veedu Murugan Temples; Tiruporur, Kandakottam, Ettukudi, Enkann, Sikkal, Chennimalai, Kundrakudi, Marudamalai, Mavadipuram, Nallur, Pachamalai, Thindamalai, Vallimalai, Vayalur, Viralimalai, Muthumalai, Vadachennimalai are very important Murugan Temples of Tamil Nadu.
Believers in astrology and the influence of planets over individual destiny will find Tamil Nadu a Great Destination. Indian Astrology believes that the planetary positions of the nine planets in a geocentric orbit determine the strength and weaknesses of life, and how it takes its course Nava means Nine and Graha means Planets. Navagraha temples devoted to the Nine Celestial bodies, with the incarnation of God for each of those nine planets are found in and around the Cauvery delta.
Planet Prime Temple Navagraha Temple Near Chennai
Surya (Sun) Suryanar Koil Agastheeswaram (Kolapakkam)
Chandra (Moon) Tingaloor Koil Somanatheeswarar (Somamangalam)
Chevaai (Mars) Vaitheswaran Koil Vaitheeswaran (Poonamallee)
Budhan (Mercury) Tiruvenkadu Thirumeyneeswarar (Kovur)
Guru (Jupiter) Alangudi Ramanadeshwarar (Porur)
Shukran (Venus) Kanchanoor Velleswarar (Mangadu)
Shani (Saturn) Tirunallar Agastheeswaram (Pozhichalur)
Rahu Tirunageswaram Thirunageshwaram (Kundrathur)
Ketu Keezhperumpallam Neelakanteswarar (Gerugambakkam)
  Navagraha Temples near Vellore,
  • Surya Navagrahastalam - Karupulleshwarar temple, Nellore, Gudiyatham
  • Chandra Navagrahastalam - Sri Linganatha Swamy temple
  • Angaarakan Navagrahastalam - Sri Mahadevar temple
  • Budha Navagrahastalam - Sri Semmalai temple
  • Guru Navagrahastalam - Sri Gurubhagavan temple, Perumbadi.
  • Sukra Navagrahastalam - Sri Kaalabhairavar temple, Pogalur
  • Shani Navagrahastalam - Sri Baalasarthuleshwarar temple, Gudiyatham north
  • Raahu Navagrahastalam - Sri Naganathaswamy temple, near Gudiyatham
  • Ketu Navagrahastalam - Sri Naganathaswamy temple, near Gudiyatham
Other Navagraha Temples in Tamilnadu are
  • Kuchanuraan Temple - Ashtamathu Sani (Saturn), Kuchanur (Theni),
  • Saneeswarar Tirukkoil - Sani (Saturn), Tirunaaraiyur -Nachiarkoil (Tanjavur),
  • Sri Vasishteswarar Temple -Guru (Jupiter), Thenkudi Thittai (Tanjavur)
  • Navapasanam Devipattinam Temple - Navagaragam Nine stone Devipattinam.
Pancha Bhoota Thirukoil refers to five temples dedicated to Shiva, each representing a manifestation of the five prime elements of nature: earth, water, fire, air, and ether (sky). Pancha indicates "five," Bhootha means "elements," and Thirukoil means "Temple." The temples are located in South India, four in Tamil Nadu and one in Andhra Pradesh. The five elements are believed to be enshrined in the five lingams of the temples, with each lingam named based on the element represented. Amazingly, all these 5 temples are located on the longitudes 78 - 79° E, with very minute differences.
Element Lingam Temple Location
Land Bhumi Lingam Ekambareswarar Temple Kanchipuram
Water Varuna Lingam Jambukeshwarar Temple Thiruvanaikaval
Fire Agni Lingam Arunachaleswarar Temple Thiruvannamalai
Air Vayu Srikalahasti Temple Kalahasti
Sky Indra Lingam Thillai Natarajar Temple Chidambaram
Pancha Bhootha Thirukoil is also present along the banks of the Vashista River near Attur, Salem (District).
  • Land - Thanthondreeswarar Temple – Belur
  • Water – Sambamoortheeswarar Temple – Ethapur
  • Fire – Kaya Nirmaleswarar Temple – Attur
  • Air – Kamanda Easwarar Temple – Aragalur
  • Sky – Swarnapureeswarar Temple – Koogaiyur
Pancha Sabhai Thirukoil refers to the temples of Nataraja, a form of the Hindu god Shiva where he performed the Cosmic Dance Tandava. Pancha indicates Five, and Sabhai means hall. All these temples are located in Tamil Nadu, India. The five dance performances were
  • Kali Tandava at Rathinachabai in Vada Aaranyeswarar Temple, Thiruvalangadu.
  • Ananda Tandava at Porchabai in Natarajar Temple, Chidambaram.
  • Sandhya Tandava at Vellichabai in Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai.
  • Muni Tandava at Thamirachabai at Nellaiappar Temple, Tirunelveli.
  • Tripura Tandava at Chithirachabai in Kutralanathar Temple. Courtallam.
Nava Kailasam refers to nine individual ancient temples of Lord Shiva in southern districts of Tamil Nadu. These temples are located in the districts of Tirunelveli and Tuticorin. These nine Siva temples are located uniquely on the riverbed of the Thamirabarani River. They are:
  • Papanasam - Arulmigu Papanasa Nathar Temple - Suriyan
  • Cheran Mahadevi - Arulmigu Kailasa Nathar Temple - Chandran
  • Kodaganallur - Arulmigu Kailasa Nathar Temple - Chevvai
  • Kunnathur - Arulmigu Kotha Parameswarar Temple - Raghu
  • Murappanadu -Arulmigu Kailasa Nathar Temple - Guru
  • Thiruvaikundam - Arulmigu Kailasa Nathar Temple - Sani
  • Thenthirupperai - Arulmigu Kailasa Nathar Temple -Buthan
  • Raajapathy - Arulmigu Kailasa Nathar Temple - Kethu
  • Saendha Poomangalam, Tuticorin - Arulmigu Kailasa Nathar Temple – Sukran
Navathirupathi Temples is a set of nine Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in Tiruchendur-Tirunelveli route, Tamil Nadu, India on the banks of the Thamiraparani River. All these 9 temples are classified as "Divya Desams", the 108 temples of Vishnu revered by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars. The temple is also classified as a Navatirupathi, the nine temples revered by Nammazhwar located on the banks of the Tamiraparani River. The following is the list of the 9 temples.
  • Srivaikuntanathan Permual Temple – Sun - Srivaikuntam
  • Vijayaasana Perumal Temple - Moon - Natham
  • Vaithamanidhi Perumal Temple - Mars - Thirukolur
  • ThiruPulingudi Perumal Temple – Mercury - Thirupulingud
  • AlwarThirunagari Temple - Jupiter - Alwar Thirunagari
  • Makara Nedunkuzhai Kannan Temple – Venus - Thenthiruperai
  • Srinivasa Perumal Temple, Tirukulandhai – Saturn - Thirukulandhai
  • Irattai Thiruppathy, Aravindalochanar temple – Rahu - Tholavillimangalam
Irattai Thiruppathy, Devapiran temple – Ketu – Tholavillimangalam.
The Paadal Petra Koilkal, also known as Thevara Koilkal, are 275 temples that are revered in the verses of Saiva Nayanars in the 6th-9th century CE and are amongst the greatest Shiva temples of the continent. The Divya Desams by comparison are the 108 Vishnu temples glorified in the poems of the contemporary Vaishnava Alvars of Tamil Nadu, India There are around 276 temples that are revered by the verses of Shaiva Nayanmars and are amongst the greatest Shiva Temples of Tamil Nadu. 267 temples in Tamil Nadu, 2 temples in Andhra Pradesh, 1 temple in Kerala, 1 temple in Karnataka, 2 temples in Uttarakhand, 2 temples in Sri Lanka, 1 temple in Nepal, and Tirukailayam in Mount Kailash.
Divya Desams are an auspicious collection of 108 Vishnu temples. It is mentioned and praised in the Divya Prabandha, a collection of 4,000 Tamil verses by the Alvars, the ultimate devotee of the Hindu Supreme God Vishnu. Out of the 108 Divya desams, 105 Divya desams are spread across the states of the Indian subcontinent - Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. While one is located in Nepal and the last two reside beyond earthly realms namely, Thirupalkadal (the ocean of milk) and Paramapadam (Vaikuntha where Lord Vishnu resides). Among the Divya desams in India, a collection of 84 Divya desams are located in Tamil Nadu, while 11 Divya Desams are spread out in the northern and southern parts of Kerala. Vaishnava Hindus after the completion of the visits of the 106 Divya desams ultimately hope to reach the god's feet through the remaining two Divya desams - thirupparkadal and thirupara mapadham to acquire pure holiness.
Ashta Veeratta Temples (also called Ashtaveertanam or Atta Veeratanam) are the eight temples of the Hindu god Shiva that commemorate his eight acts of valour and fury where he became victorious over demons or divinities. Seven out of these temples are also classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam, the temples of Shiva that are revered in Tevaram (7th-century canonical work by the Shaiva Nayanar saints). The presiding deity in all the temples is called Veerateeswarar.
  • Veerateeswarar temple, Thirukovilur, Tiruvannamalai district
  • Veerateeswarar temple, Thiruvathiga, Cuddalore
  • Veerateeswarar temple, Korukkai, Mayiladuthurai district
  • Kandeeswarar Temple, Thiru Kandiyur, Thanjavur district
  • Amritaghateswarar-Abirami Temple, Thirukkadaiyur, Mayiladuthurai district
  • Veerateeswarar temple, Thirupariyalur, Mayiladuthurai district
  • Veerateeswarar temple, Vazhuvur, Mayiladuthurai district
  • Veerateeswarar temple, Thiruvirkudi, Mayiladuthurai district
The sapthasthanam festival is conducted at Tiruvaiyaru in April every year. Hundreds of people witness the convergence of seven glass palanquins carrying principal deities of respective temples from seven places at Tiruvaiyaru. After the Poochorithal, the palanquins leave for their respective places. The seven temples are
  • Aiyarappar temple, Thiruvaiyaru
  • Apathsahayar Temple, Tirupazhanam
  • Odhanavaneswarar Temple, Tiruchotruthurai
  • Vedapuriswarar Temple, Thiruvedhikudi
  • Kandeeswarar Temple, Thirukkandiyur
  • Puvananathar Temple, Thirupanturuthi
  • Neyyadiappar Temple, Tiruneithaanam
The Thyagaraja Temple at Tiruvarur is famous for the ajapa natanam (dance without chanting), which is executed by the deity itself. According to legend, a Chola king named Mucukunta obtained a boon from Indra (a celestial deity) and wished to receive an image of Thyagaraja Swamy (presiding deity, Shiva in the temple) reposing on the chest of reclining Vishnu. Indra tried to misguide the king and had six other images made, but the king chose the right image at Tiruvarur. The other six images were installed in ThiruNallaaru, Nagapattinam, Tirukarayil, Tirukolili, Thiruvaaimur and Tirumaraikadu. All seven Thyagaraja images are said to dance when taken in procession. The temples with dance styles are regarded as Saptha Vidangam (seven dance moves) and the related temples are as under:
  • Thyagarajar Temple, Tiruvarur – Vidhividangar - Ajaba Natanam
  • Dharbaranyeswarar Temple, Tirunallar – Nagaravidangar - Unmatha natanam
  • Kayarohanaswamy Temple, Nagapattinam - Sundaravidangar – Vilathi natanam
  • Kannayariamudayar Temple, Thirukarayil -  Adhividangar - Kukuda natanam
  • Brahmapureeswarar Temple, Thirukkuvalai - Avanividangar - Brunga natanam
  • Vaimoornaathar Temple, Tiruvaimur – Nallavidangar - Kamala natanam
  • Vedaranyeswarar Temple, Vedaranyam - Bhuvanivividangar - Hamsapatha natanam
The Seven Saptha Mangai Temples are
  • Chakravageshwarar Temple - Chakramangai, Chakkarapalli, Thanjavur
  • Arimutheeswarar Temple – Harimangai, Ariyamangai, Thanjavur
  • Krithivageswarar temple – Soolamangai, Soolamangalam, Thanjavur
  • Jambugeswarar Temple – Nandimangai, Tirupullamangai, Thanjavur
  • Pasumangai Temple - Pasumangai, Thirukkandiyur, Thanjavur
  • Chandramouleeswarar Temple – Thazhamangai, Thazhamangai, Thanjavur
  • Tirupullamangai Temple – Pullamangai, Pullamangai, Thanjavur
Aathara Stalam indicates the places which are considered to be divine impersonations of Tantric chakras, associated with human anatomy. Five temples are located in Tamil Nadu, and one in Varanasi.
  • Ajna - Brain directly behind eyebrow - Natarajar Temple, Chidambaram
  • Visuthi - Neck region near spine - Sri Kalahastheeswara Swami Temple, Kalahasthi
  • Anahata - Central channel behind spine - Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi
  • Manipooragam - Spine directly behind the navel- Arunachaleshwarar Temple, Thiruvannamalai
  • Swathistanam - One's own abode – Thiruvanaikaval, Trichy
  • Moolatharam - Basal end of the spinal - Thyagaraja Swamy Temple, Tiruvarur
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designates World Heritage Sites of outstanding universal value to cultural or natural heritage which have been nominated by countries Tamilnadu is a blend of both- the modern and the ancient, which makes it a beautiful destination to explore and experience our past cultural heritage with all the amenities of the present. Through this blog, you may get to know about the four UNESCO monuments of Tamilnadu and other UNESCO world heritage sites in Tamilnadu.
  • Brihadeeshwarar Temple at Thanjavur
  • Airavatheeswara Temple at Darasuram
  • Gangaikonda Cholapuram Brihadeeshwarar Temple at Jayankondam
  • Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram
  • Nilgiri Mountain Railway
Nakshatra is the term for a lunar mansion in Hindu astrology and Indian Astronomy. A nakshatra is one of 27 (sometimes also 28) sectors along the ecliptic. Their names are related to prominent stars or asterisms in or near the respective sectors. This is a list of Natchathara (Stars) Temples of Hindus. These temples are also called Nakshathiram Temples or Birth Star Temples
      • Ashwini - Tiruthuraipoondi Piravi Maundeeswarar temple
      • Bharani - Nalladai Agneeswarar temple
      • Karthigai - Kanjanagaram Kathra Sundareswarar temple
      • Rohini - Kancheepuram Sri Pandava Dhoodha Perumal temple
      • Mirugasesam - Enkan Aadhinarayanaperumal temple
      • Thiruvathirai - Athirampattinam Sri Abhaya Varadeeswarar Temple
      • Bunarpoosam - Vaniambadi Athitheeswarar temple
      • Poosam - Vilankulam Akshayapureeswarar temple
      • Ayilyam - Tirundhuthevankudi Karkadeswarar temple
      • Maham - Medai Mahalingeswarar temple
      • Pooram - Tiruvarankulam Hari Theertheswarar temple
      • Uthiram - Idayattru Mangalam Mangalyeswarar temple
      • Astham - Komal Kirubakubareshwarar temple
      • Chithirai - Kuruvithurai Chitraradha Vallaba Perumal temple
      • Swathi - Chithukadu Thatheeswarar temple
      • Visakam - Panmozhi Muthukumaraswami temple
      • Anusam - Tirunindriyur Mahalakshmiswarar temple
      • Ketai - Pasupathikovil Varadarajaperumal temple
      • Moolam - Mappedu Singeeswarar temple,
      • Pooradam - Kaduveli Akashapureeswarar temple
      • Uthiradam - Keezha Poongudi Brahmmapureeswarar temple
      • Thiruvonam - Tiruparkadal Prasanna Venkateswara Perumal temple
      • Avitam            - Keezha Korukkai Brahammagnana Pureeswarar temple
      • Sathayam - Tirupugalur Agnipureeswarar temple
      • Pooradathi - Ranganathapuram Tiruvaneshwar temple
      • Uthiradathi - Theeyatur Sahasra Lakshmeeswarar temple
      • Revathi - Karukudi Kailasanathar temple
This is a list of Monuments of National Importance (ASI) as officially recognized by and available through the website of the Archaeological Survey of India in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The monument identifier is a combination of the abbreviation of the subdivision of the list (state, ASI circle) and the numbering as published on the website of the ASI. 413 Monuments of National Importance have been recognized by the ASI in Tamil Nadu. 403 Monuments of National Importance have been recognized by the ASI in the Chennai circle of Tamil Nadu. Due to the high amount of ASI-recognized monuments in the Chennai circle, the monuments in the districts Kanchipuram and Pudukkottai are put in a separate list:
  • Kanchipuram district
  • Pudukkottai district
The Archaeological Survey of India lists a number of ancient monuments within the Thrissur Circle, Tamil Nadu in India. 10 Monuments of National Importance have been recognized by the ASI in the Thrissur circle of Tamil Nadu.
This is a list of State Protected Monuments as officially reported by and available through the website of the Archaeological Survey of India in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The monument identifier is a combination of the abbreviation of the subdivision of the list (state, ASI circle) and the numbering as published on the website of the ASI. 86 State Protected Monuments have been recognized by the ASI in Tamil Nadu. Besides the State Protected Monuments, also the Monuments of National Importance in this state might be relevant.
The exact origins of Jainism in Tamil Nadu are unclear. However, Jainism flourished in Tamil Nadu at least as early as the Sangam period. Tamil Jain tradition places their origins much earlier. Jain Temples in Tamilnadu are listed.
Karandai Digambar Jain Temple complex Kumbakonam Jain Temple Poondi Arugar Temple, Arani Thirakoil Hill and the Digambara Jain Temple Trilokyanatha Temple Mallinathaswamy Jain Temple, Mannargudi Mel Sithamur Jain Math Andimalai Jain Caves, Cholapandiyapuram Deepanayakaswamy Jain Temple Ennayira Malai (Ancient Jain cave, beds and inscriptions), Ennayiram Jambaimalai caves, Jambai Kalugumalai Jain Beds Adukkankal Jain Beds, Nehanurpatti Kurathimalai, Koosamalai Beds – Onampakkam Vallimalai Jain caves Vijayamangalam Jain temple Keezh Villivanam, Thiruvannamalai Dt. Keezh Edayalam, Villupuram Dt. Kilsathamangalam, Thiruvannamalai Dt. Koliyanur, Villupuram Dt Kolathur, Chennai Dt. Kovilampoondi, Thiruvannamalai Dt Kumbakonam, Thanjavur Dt. Mannargudi Mallinatha Swamy Jain Temple, Nagapattinam Dt. Melapandal, Vellore Dt. Melmalaiyanur, Villupuram Dt. Mel Sithamur Jain Math, Villupuram Dt. Mettu Street, Kanchipuram Mudalur, Thiruvannamalai Dt. Nallavanpalayam, Thiruvannamalai Dt Nallur, Thiruvannamalai Dt. Nanganallur, Chennai Dt. Naval, Thiruvannamalai Dt. Nedimolliyanur Villupuram Dt. Nelliyankulam, Thiruvannamalai Dt. Othalavaadi, Thiruvannamalai Dt. Parshwa Padmavathi Jain Temple, Sundampatti, Orappam Krishnagiri Dt. Pammal, Chennai Peranamallur, Thiruvannamalai Dt Perani, Villupuram Dt. Peravoor, Villupuram Dt. Periyakozhappalur, Thiruvannamalai Dt. Perumandur, Villupuram Dt. Perumbogai, Thiruvannamalai Dt. Poondi Arugar Temple, Ponnur Malai, Thiruvannamalai Dt. Puzhal, Chennai Dt Renderipet, Thiruvannamalai Dt. R.Kunnathur, Thiruvannamalai Dt. Shri Vasupujya Temple, Sathuvachari, Vellore Sathuvachari, Vellore Dt. Sevur, Vellore Dt. Thondur, Villupuram Dt Tindivanam, Villupuram Dt Tirumalai, Polur Dt Trilokyanatha Temple, Kanchipuram Dt Valathi / Valathy, Villupuram Dt. Vandavasi, Thiruvannamalai Dt. Valapandal Vellore Dt. Veedur, Villupuram Dt. Veeranamur, Villupuram Dt. Aadhinath Jain Temple, Cuddalore (old) Anumanthakudi, Sivagangai dt Adambakkam, Adi Nath Digambar Jain Temple Chennai Agalur, Villupuram Dt. Agarakorakottai, Thiruvannamalai Dt. Alagramam Jain Temple, Villupuram Dt. Arahanthgiri Jain Math, Thiruvannamalai Dt. Arani (S.V.Nagaram), Thiruvannamalai Dt. Arani (Pudukamur), Thiruvannamalai Dt. Arani (Saidapet), Thiruvannamalai Dt. Arani (Palayam), Thiruvannamalai Dt. Arani (Kosapalayam) Thiruvannamalai Dt. Arani (sevoor) Thiruvannamalai Arungulam Kanchipuram Dt. Arpaakkam, Kanchipuram Dt. Arugavur, Solai, Thiruvannamalai Dt. Avadi, Chennai Dt Ayalavadi, Thiruvannamalai Dt Chitharal Jain Temple: 9th-century temple Chitharal malai kovil: Before 425 CE Cheyyar, Thiruvannamalai Dt. Deepangudi, Nagapattinam Dt Easaakolathur, Thiruvannamalai Dt Elangadu, Thiruvannamalai Dt. Adisvaraswamy Jain Temple, Thanjavur Eyyil, Villupuram Dt. Erumbur, Thiruvannamalai Dt George Town, Chennai Dt. Gingee, Viluppuram Dt. Ilayangudi, Sivagangai Dt. Kannalam, Villupuram Dt. Kallapuliyur, Villupuram Dt. Kallakullathur, Villupuram Dt. Karanthai, Kanchipuram Dt. Karanthai Jain Temple, Thanjavur Dt. Kalugumalai Jain Beds Dt. Kanchiyur Jain cave and stone beds Dt Kattumalaiyanur, Thiruvannamalai Dt. Sitharaal, Nagercoil Dt. Sittanavasal, Pudukottai Dt. Sitthamur, Villupuram Dt. (Oldest Jain temple and Jain math) Somaasipadi, Thiruvannamalai Thellar, thiruvannamalaiDt. Thirunarunkundram, Villupuram Dt. Thiruparuthikundram temple, Kanchipuram Dt. Thirupanamoor, Thiruvannamalai Dt. near Kanchipuram Thachambadi, Thiruvannamalai Dt. Thatchur, Thiruvannamalai Dt. Thayanur, Villupuram Dt. Thennathur, Thiruvannamalai Dt Thirakoil, Thiruvannamalai Dt Thirupparankunram, Madurai Dt.(Sangam literature Paripadal 19 step 51) Thiruvannamalai, Thiruvannamalai Dt. Vellimedupettai, Villupuram Dt Vempoondi, Villupuram Dt. Venbakkam, Kanchipuram Dt. Vilangadupakkam, Chennai Dt. Vizhukkam, Villupuram Dt. Vijayamangalam, Erode Dt. Virudur, Thiruvannamalai Dt. Nasiyan Jain Temple,Prithvi Raj Road,ooty,dedicated to Rishabhdevji. Sri 1008 Vaupujya Swamy Swethambar Jain Temple, Ooty
The Siddhar in Tamil tradition is a perfected individual, who has attained spiritual powers called siddhi. Historically, Siddhar also refers to the people who were early age wandering adepts that dominated ancient Tamil teaching and philosophy. They were knowledgeable in science, technology, astronomy, literature, fine arts, music, drama, and dance, and provide solutions to common people in their illnesses and advice for their future. There are 18 siddhars in the Tamil Siddha tradition. They are
  • Agastiyar - Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, Kumbakonam
  • Thirumoolar - Komuteeswara Temple in Thiruvaduthurai
  • Sivavakkiyar / Nandi Devar - Masilamaneeswarar temple in Thiruvaduthurai
  • Bhogar / Boganathar -  Arulmigu Dhandayuthapaniswamy Temple, Palani
  • Vamadevar / (Vanmeegar) Valmiki - Ettukudi Murugan Temple in Nagapattinam
  • Idaikadar - Arunachala temple, Thiruvannamalai
  • Sattamuni - Thiruvedagam, west Madurai & in the Ranganathaswamy Temple
  • Kamalamuni / Kamala munivar - Thiyagarajar temple, Thiruvarur
  • Machamuni - Kasi Vishwanathar temple, Tiruparankundram hill, Madurai
  • Konganar  -  Gomuteeswarar Temple, Thiruvavaduthurai,
  • Pathanjali - Brahmapureeswarar Temple - Thirupattur Trichy
  • Pambatti - Sankaran Koil near Puliyankudi behind Gomathi Amman
Second location is Marudamalai in the Arulmigu Subramaniyaswami Thirukovil
  • Sundaranathar - Meenakshi Amman temple, Madurai
  • Kuthambai - Periya Koyil, Mayiladuthurai (Mayavaram),
  • Karuvoorar - On the southern side of Sri Kalyana Pasupatheeswarar temple, Karur
  • Goraknath / Korakkar - Shiva temple, north Poigainallur (near Nagapattinam)
  • Thanvanthri - Vaitheeswaran Temple, west Pullirukkuvelur
  • Ramadevar (Yakub siddhar)   Alagar malai (near Pazhamuthircholai Murugan Temple)
Apart from 18 Siddhars, other siddhars are
  • Agapaei (Nayanaar) Siddhar - Yettakudi
  • Kumbamuni (another name for Agastiyar) - Kutandhai (Kumbakonam)
  • Pulathiyar - Papanasam
Some of the Important Churches in Tamil Nadu are
Some of the Important Mosques in Tamilnadu are Makka Masjid: Makka Masjid is one of the most important Mosques in Chennai city. Hundreds of worshippers can be accommodated in this Mosque at a time. Masjid Mamoor: Masjid Mamoor, a mosque holy to Muslims Mannady was first built in the 18th century, and later reconstructed in granite by the Nawab of Arcot’s family in the late 19th century. Modern architectural additions are the exclusive two-pillar supports and the outer walls. The Grand Mosque: In this Grand Mosque in Red Stone was built by Nawab Wallajah - Mohamed Au, Grand Father of the present incumbent of Ansir Mahal and the Prince of Arcot. In this surrounding area maximum number of Muslim peoples was living here. This is supposed to be larger than Delhi Juma Masjid. Thousand Lights Mosque: This is an attractive cream-coloured, multi-domed mosque with walls bearing recently-painted sayings from the Holy Koran. It locates at the junction of Mount Road and Peters Road in an area known as Ayiramvilakku (Thousand Lights). The original mosque was constructed here by Nawab Umdat-ul-Umrah in 1800 for the assembly of Shias during Muharram mourning. Wallajah Mosque: This mosque is located on the Triplicane High Road in Chepauk. It was usually known as the Big Mosque and was built in 1789. It has large open space and is the biggest in the city. On various occasions, all the Muslims in the city assemble here. It is an impressive and historic mosque, which is associated with Nawab Wallajah`s family. Hazrat Baba Darga: This Muslim Saint Hazarat Baba’s original name was Hazrath Dastageer Sahib Baba. It is nearly 300 years while his end. Moti Baba Darga: Traditionally known as ‘Moti Baba Darga’ This is the ending resting place of Muslim Saint Hazrat Khaja Gulam Dasthagir Moti Baba. This is also one of the most important dargahs. Quadri Baba Darga: A dedication of this Darga says ‘Seyed Baba Quadri Sha 1793 - Hazaraj Rabbani Baba Shah Quadri - 1793 Maqam’ except this there isn’t much information about this much revered Muslim saint fondly called by people a Quadri Baba. Simple and small this dargha under the shady trunks of an old tree attracts people from all walks of life. Thameem Ansari Baba Darga: A devoted follower of the words and deeds of prophet Muhammad. He was born in Medina. Soon after his demise, and as per his last wish, his mortal remains were put in a coffin and immersed in the sea. However, it reached the shores of Kovalam beach. Thus came into being the holy shrine of the Muslim Saint Thameem Ansari Baba. Some other important Mosques spread across the state are
  • Athar Jamad Mosque
  • Bawa Kassim Valiyullah Mosque
  • Begumpur Mosque, Dindigul
  • Butt Road Jumma Masjid
  • Goripalayam Mosque
  • Jama Mosque, Kanchipuram
  • Kattubava Mosque
  • Khutba Periya Palli, Kayalpattinam
  • Kottaimedu Mosque, Coimbatore
  • Madurai Maqbara
  • Malik ibn Dinar Mosque
  • Masjid-e-Anwari
  • Meltheru and Keeltheru Mosques
  • Mohaideen Andavar Mosque
  • Muhyiddin Andavar Mosque
  • Nadir Shah Mosque
  • Nagore Dargah
  • Nawab Jamia Mosque
  • Palaiya Jumma Palli
  • Sungam Mosque
  • Thiruparankundram Dargah



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