10 Famous Temples In Tamil Nadu
Do you know the list of famous Hindu Temples spread across Tamil Nadu state? Few of them are above 1000 years old, find pictures and detail. Tamil Nadu has a unique place for world popular temples and architecture. It holds many world popular temples, which even makes the construction mysterious to many architects. There are over 33,000 temples in Tamil Nadu, among which many are noteworthy to visit. The timeless architectural wonders with divine energy draw lakhs of pilgrims throughout the year.
Here we see the top 10 famous temples in Tamil Nadu:
1. Kapaleeswarar Temple,Chennai
Located in Ujjain, town, there is an incredible religious Hindu temple,Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga , which is noteworthy for various interesting facts to know.This temple is situated on the bank of Rudra Sagar Lake and the sanctuary here is one of the 18 Maha Shakthi Peetam.
This sanctuary looks great and it is also popularly known for the Nagpanchami celebration.
2. Brihadeeswar Temple, Thanjavur
This temple has its history dating from 1002 AD. This temple is popularly known Thanjavur Periya Kovil.This temple also has the pride of being the largest temple in India. It is popularly known for its amazing architecture. This temple was built by Chola emperor, RajarajaChola I. About 130,000 tons of granite was used for building this temple and the 216 ft high Vimana (tower) is the tallest in the world and the Nandi statue is 16 feet length and 13 feet height.
3. Meenakshi Temple, Madurai
This temple has a wonderful history. This temple is commonly known as Meenakshi Sundareswarar temple located in Madurai. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Parvati in the name of Meenakshi. The complex of this temple houses 14 magnificent Gopurams, which also include 2 golden Gopurams.
4. Ramanathaswamy Temple, Rameshwaram
This is an other remarkable temple in Tamil Nadu with many amazing facts. This temple is located in the Pamban Island. This Ramanathaswamy temple in Rameshwaram is the holiest temple and it houses 12 Jyotirlingas. It has a history that Lord Rama prayed to Lord Shiva to get his blessings and forgiveness to kill his biggest devotee, Ravana. The sand Linga in this temple was made by Sita Devi an the temple has 22 theerthams, which is the holy water bodies in the form of wells and tanks.
5. Kumari Amman temple, Kanyakumari
This is an another wonderful temple located on the seashore of Kanyakumari. This temple is the confluence of Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Parvati, in the name of Kanyakumari. This temple was built by Pandya King in 8th century. This temple is very popularly known for the nose ring, which sparkles even miles and it was mistaken as the light from Lighthouse by the sailors.
6.Naganathaswamy Temple, Thanjavur
This is another popular temple in Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu. This temple is visited by people throughout the year from around the globe. It is very popularly known for Rahu Dosha nivarana. This temple is dedicated to Sri Naganathaswamy and GiriGujambika, his consort.
7. Ramaswamy Temple, Kumbakonam
This temple is dedicated to Lord Ram and this is a very popular temple in Tamil Nadu. This temple was built in 16th century by AchuthaNayaka of Thanjavur. This temple is absolutely different from other Rama temple in India. This temple comprises famous carvings such as VamanaAvatharam, SukreevaPattabisegam and Meenakshi Kalyanam.
8. Nataraja Temple, Chidambaram
This is an other worldwide popular temple in Tamil Nadu located in Chidambaram. This Nataraja temple is one of the PanchaBhoota Sthalams representing space. This temple complex is spread across the area of 50 acres and it was built during Pallava and Cholla emperors. This temple is both for Shaivite and Vaishnavite deities enshrined in one place. .
9.Ekambareswarar Temple, Kanchipuramo
This is the holiest Shiva temple in Kanchipuram, which is the temple town of India. This temple is one of the five major Shiva temples, Pancha Bootha sthalam, representing earth.
10. Annamalaiyar, Thiruvannamalai
This temple is again dedicated to Lord Shiva and this is one of the Panchaboothasthalam, representing Agni -fire. This temple has the main deity, Lord Shiva worshiped as Annamalaiyar or Arunachaleswarar. It is also dedicated to Goddess Parvati in the name, Unnamulai Amman. This temple complex is built in 10 hectares. .