Temples in Tamil Nadu

Temples in Tamil Nadu

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Uppiliappan Temple, Kumbakonam, Kumbakonam
Rank 24
Ranked 24 of 898
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
  • Type: Temple
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Meenakshi Temple, Madurai
Meenakshi Temple, Madurai
Rank 34
Ranked 34 of 898
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
  • Type: Temple
Meenakshi  Temple is also known as Meenakshi Amman Temple and attracts tourists and pilgrims alike. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is named after the deity and goddess Parvati. Sundareswarar means beautiful Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati is called Meenakshi. According to Hindu... Read More »
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Marundeeswarar Temple, Chennai
Rank 35
Ranked 35 of 898
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
  • Type: Temple
Marundeeswarar Temple is a prominent temple situated in Thiruvanmiyur. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva in the form of Marundeeswar, the God of Medicines. The main idol in the sanctum sanctorum is a swayambhu (self formed) lingam. Other than the main idol, smaller shrines of Vigneshwara,... Read More »
Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram
Rank 55
Ranked 55 of 898
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
  • Type: Temple
Shore Temple, which dates back to 8th century AD, is a combination of three shrines. This temple also includes Vishnu temple, which is constructed in between two Shiva temples. Built using blocks of granite, the structure features Dravidian style, which is a beautiful creation by Pallavas and is... Read More »
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Jain Temples, Kanchipuram
Rank 57
Ranked 57 of 898
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
  • Type: Temple
Two 9th century Jain temples are located at Tirupparuthikkundram and were mainly built for the Jain Tirthankaras. While one shrine remains inaccessible, the other shrine comprises a huge image of Mahavira and a number of frescoes. Timing: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm   Read More »
Alagar Koil, Madurai
Rank 74
Ranked 74 of 898
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
  • Type: Temple
Alagar Koil is a temple situated in the nearby hills, around 20 km towards the north of Madurai. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and comprises three sanctuaries of diminishing size holding the idol of Lord Vishnu. The temple is known for its intricate stone carvings and sculptures. It is... Read More »
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Rameshwaram Temple, Rameshwaram
Rank 83
Ranked 83 of 898
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
  • Type: Temple
This is one of the most important as well as frequently visited temples in South India. It is believed to have been built in the 17th century. The chief deity in this place of worship is Lord Shiva. It is also greatly revered because it is believed that Lord Rama built this temple himself.... Read More »
Rock Fort, Trichy
Rank 88
Ranked 88 of 898
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
  • Type: Temple
The Rock Fort Ganapathi Temple also known as the Uchipillaiyar Koil is situated at an 83 m tall rock. This rock is said to be the oldest rock in the world dating back to 3800 million years. This temple is a combination of the two famous Hindu Temples of the 7th century that were devoted to Lord... Read More »
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Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, Kumbakonam
Rank 99
Ranked 99 of 898
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
  • Type: Temple
Viralimalai Murugan Temple, Trichy
Rank 101
Ranked 101 of 898
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
  • Type: Temple
Viralimalai Murugan Temple is located in the centre of the Viralimalai town of Trichy, Tamil Nadu. The temple lies on the Viralimalai hill from where it also takes its name. This hill is small and rocky and the way to reach the temple is present in the form of 207 stairs. On the way, there are... Read More »
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Palani Murugan Temple, Palani
Rank 106
Ranked 106 of 898
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
  • Type: Temple
The Palani Murugan Temple is a major attraction of Palani which can be reached by climbing around 670 steps, on the hilltop. There is also a Haulage Winch or a small rope train along with a rope car for travelling to the top of the hill. The entire town of Palani is visible from the top of the... Read More »
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Brihadeeswara Temple, Thanjavur
Rank 109
Ranked 109 of 898
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
  • Type: Temple
Brihadeshwar temple or the Big temple is the prime attraction of Thanjavur. Brihadeshwar temple was built in the early 11th century by Rajaraja Chola I. The temple is built in Dravidian style of architecture in granite. Brihadeshwar temple, known also as Rajarajesvaram, is one of the... Read More »
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Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Chennai
Rank 115
Ranked 115 of 898
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
  • Type: Temple
Vadapalani Andavar Temple is located in Vadapalani area in Chennai. Built around 125 years ago, it is dedicated to Lord Muruga and is one of the most frequented temples of the city. Annaswami Nayakar, a devotee of Muruga was the founder of the temple. The idol here resembles the original Palani... Read More »
Parthasarathy Temple, Chennai
Rank 123
Ranked 123 of 898
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
  • Type: Temple
The Parthasarathy Temple of Chennai is an ancient temple built in the Dravidian style of architecture. Located in the heart of the city on Peter's Road, Parthasarathy Temple was built in the 8th century by Kings of the Pallava dynasty. Later it was reformed by Vijayanagara Kings in... Read More »
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Sripuram Golden Temple, Vellore
Rank 126
Ranked 126 of 898
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
  • Type: Temple
Sripuram Golden Temple is a Mahalakshmi temple, which was inaugurated on 24th August, 2007. The temple covering and the sculptures are made of more than 1500 kg of pure gold. Spread over an area of 4,04,685.642 sq m, this temple is one of the largest golden temples in the world. It was... Read More »
Ayyappan Temple, Chennai
Rank 131
Ranked 131 of 898
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
  • Type: Temple
The Ayyappan Temple at Raja Annamalaipuram is a popular pilgrim centre of Chennai. The temple is a fine example of the Kerala style of temple architecture and is built on the lines of the revered Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala. Constructed on a site donated by Rajah Sir Muthiah Chettiar of... Read More »
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Naganathaswamy Temple, Thanjavur
Rank 133
Ranked 133 of 898
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
  • Type: Temple
Sarangapani Temple, Kumbakonam
Rank 135
Ranked 135 of 898
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
  • Type: Temple
Dhyanalinga Yogic Temple, Coimbatore
Rank 136
Ranked 136 of 898
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
  • Type: Temple
Dhyanalinga Yogic Temple is one of the chief religious centres in the region,   popular for it’s beautiful architecture.  It is famous for the largest mercury based lingam.  . The shrine is linked with numerous sages and siddhas, who worshipped at the centre.... Read More »
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Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Chennai
Rank 140
Ranked 140 of 898
Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu
  • Type: Temple
Shirdi Sai Baba temple is located at Mylapore in Chennai. This temple was constructed to honour the memory of the much venerated saint; Sai Baba of Shirdi who has devotes all over the world and is known to have performed many miracles. The unique attraction of the Sai Baba temple of Chennai is... Read More »
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