10 most popular temples of Tamilnadu

The more I talk about Tamilnadu, the less it will be. This’s one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in India. The most popular and well-loved temples in Tamilnadu are listed below. 

1. Thanjai Periya Kovil:

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Thanjai Periya Kovil has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Brihadishvara temple and Peruvudaiyar Kovil are two names for the same temple. Lord Shiva is honored at Thanjai Periya Kovil. This temple was established by King Chola in the 10th century and is now over 1000 years old. The temple is built in the Dravidian style and is located near the city of Thanjavur or Tanjore. As the name implies, Big Temple, the temple has a lot of room. The entire temple is made of granite, which weighs more than 1,30,000 tonnes. The single-rock Nandi statue stands opposite or in front of the temple. This’s one of the most popular temples of Tamilnadu.

2. Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple:

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In the years 1190-1216, Kulasekara Pandya constructed the Madurai Meenakshi Goddess temple. Every day, some 22,000 people visit the sanctuary. The temple’s annual revenue is over 60 million rupees. It was previously considered for inclusion in the list of the Seven New Wonders of the World. Inside the temple, there are around 30000 statues. Ariyanatha Mudaliar erected Aayiram Kaal Mandapam in 1569 on a single rock with 1000 pillars. The temple also features 14 Gopurams, giving it a grand appearance. This’s one of the most popular temples of Tamilnadu.

3. Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple, Tiruchirappalli:

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Ranganathaswamy Temple is devoted to Vishnu and is located in Srirangam. It is the first and most important of Divyadesam’s 108 temples. The temple is enormous in scale, with 21 majestic towers. It is approximately 8 kilometers from the Trichy bus station and lies near the confluence of the Kaveri and Kollidam rivers. Srirangam Temple is one of the largest Hindu temples in the world. Between the 9th and 16th centuries, the temple was constructed. The Ranganathaswamy temple, like the Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, features a hall with 1000 pillars. Srirangam’s Rajagopuram is the highest gopuram in Asia. This’s one of the most popular temples of Tamilnadu.

4.Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple, Kanchipuram:

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Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple is a Shiva temple built in the medieval era in Kanchi. The temple was constructed between the years of 685-705 AD. Pallava architecture was used to build the temple. The capital of Tamilnadu, Chennai, is 70 kilometers distant. The various artworks etched on the temple’s walls, in particular, captivate visitors. This’s one of the most popular temples of Tamilnadu.

5. Arulmigu Dhandayuthapani Swamy Temple, Palani:

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Palani Dhandayuthapani Temple is one of Lord Murugan’s Arupadai Veedu. Murugan’s third residence. Shiva held a competition for Gnanapazham. Murugan lost that game to Ganesha, so he climbed to the top of Palani hill and yelled at everyone. Dindigul is where the temple is located. To receive Murugan’s blessings, you must climb 700 steps. Additionally, Rope Cars and Trains are available. This’s one of the most popular temples of Tamilnadu.

6. Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Chennai:

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The Kapaleeshwarar Temple is a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva in Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Karpagambal is the Tamil name for Shiva’s consort Parvati, who is worshipped at this temple (“Goddess of the Wish-Yielding Tree”). The temple was constructed in the year 700 CE and is a fine example of Dravidian architecture. According to the Puranas, Shakti worshipped Shiva in the guise of a peacock, giving the area that grew up around the time the name Mylai (Mayili) — mail is Tamil for “peacock.”  The lingam is used to worship Shiva, who is known as Kapaleeswarar. Karpagambal is the name of his consort Parvati. This’s one of the most popular temples of Tamilnadu.

7. Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple, Vellore:

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Sripuram The Golden Temple was constructed in just SEVEN years. On August 24, 2007, it was officially opened. Thousands of enthusiasts watched the consecration event. Since then, the temple has received hundreds of thousands of visitors, with crowds exceeding one lakh on occasion. Thiruamalaikodi village and the surrounding town of Vellore have both been transformed by the temple. The temple hopes to have a good impact on society in the following years and eventually bring about a significant transformation. This’s one of the most popular temples of Tamilnadu.

8. Thillai Nataraja Temple, Chidambaram:

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Thillai Nataraja temple, also known as Chidambaram Nataraja temple, is a Hindu temple in Thillai, Tamil Nadu, India. It’s in the Cuddalore district of Chidambaram. The temple is built in the Dravidian style. The temple was built for Nadaraja in the 10th century (Shiva). One of the Panja Bootha Stalam is the Thillai Nataraja Temple (Five Temples). This’s one of the most popular temples of Tamilnadu.

9. Arulmighu Mariamman Temple, Samayapuram:

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The Mariamman or Maha Kali temple in Samayapuram, Trichy, is dedicated to Mariamman or Maha Kali. On Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, the temple receives more tourists and devotees. Samayapuram is the second wealthiest temple after Palani Murugan Temple. This’s one of the most popular temples of Tamilnadu.

10. Thiruchendur Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Temple:

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The Arulmigu Subramania Swamy Temple in Thiruchendur is dedicated to Lord Murugan. This is the second home of Arupadai Veedu for Lord Murugan. This is 40KM away from Thoothukudi. It is located in the Bay of Bengal. The temple is open from 5 AM to 9 PM. This’s one of the most popular temples of Tamilnadu.

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