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Top 13 Famous Hindu Temples of Tamil Nadu

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Tamil Nadu is one of the most popular and well-known states of South India.  Chennai is the capital and the largest city formerly known as Madras.  Tamil Nadu consists of a total of 37 districts.

This place is packed with beautiful Hindu Temples that are well known for their work of work.  Temples in Tamil Nadu is thus one of the most primary attractions for tourists visiting here.

Today hereby, we will be discussing some of the most famous temples in Tamil Nadu.  The list is as follows below.

Famous Hindu Temples in Tamil Nadu

Brihadeeswarar Temple, Thanjavur

Brihadeeswarar Temple
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Brihadeeswarar Temple is one of the popular Hindu temples that you will find in Tamil Nadu.  It is also one of the largest and oldest temples in India today.

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this is a place where thousands of pilgrims flock every year to fulfill their wishes.

 

Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai

Meenakshi Amman Temple
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This is a historical Hindu template situated in Madurai, Tamil Nadu located on the southern banks of the Vaigai river.

This place of pilgrimage is dedicated to the deity Meenakshi as the name suggests is a form of goddess Parvati as per mythology.

 

Shore Temple, Mamallapuram

Shore Temple
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Being one of the finest temples in Tamil Nadu, The Shore Temple gets its name as it overlooks the shore of the Bay of Bengal.

Sculpted in around 8th century AD, the work of art comprising of Granite portraits the best of sculpting work throughout its perimeter.

 

Annamalaiyar Temple, Tiruvannamalai

Annamalaiyar Temple
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Considered as the pride of Tamil Nadu, this template has much more to offer to its visitors than peace and blessings.

The Arunachalesvara Temple which is popularly called the Annamalaiyar Temple is dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva located at the base of Arunachala Hills.

 

Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Thanjavur

Gangaikonda Cholapuram

Gangaikonda Cholapuram is one of the most well-known towns that is situated in Jayankondam, Tamil Nadu.  The Chola took over Ganga from here and is truly a beautiful place to be in.

The great temple of Brihadeeswarar Temple is one of the prime spots for tourists here.

 

Ramanathaswamy Temple, Rameswaram

Ramanathaswamy Temple
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This Hindu Temple is one of the oldest temples found in Tamil Nadu dedicated to the Lord Siva.  Located on Rameswaram island, this place is a sacred one where one of the twelve Jyotirlinga is found.

This beautiful place attracts visitors to offer their prayers.

 

Ucchi Pillayar Temple, Rockfort

Ucchi Pillayar Temple
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This template which was made around the 7th century is purely dedicated to Lord Ganesha.  Situated at the top of the Rockfort, Tamil Nadu this template has many mythological stories to unfold.

For visitors, this is a pleasant place to visit offer their lord their humble prayers.

 

Murugan Temple, Tiruchendur

Murugan Temple
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Dedicated to Lord Muruga, this template has thousands of tourists visiting on a regular basis.

This ancient Hindu temple is situated at the Thoothukudi District of Tamil Nadu and popular for the second son and warrior deity of Shiva called Muruga.

 

Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam

Ranganathaswamy Temple
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This temple is the pride of Tamil Nadu.  Dedicated to Lord Ranganatha who is considered to be a reclining form of Lord Vishnu, this temple has multiple things to offer to its visitors along with beautiful sculptures and surroundings as well.  A must place for a visit if you are in Tamil Nadu.

 

Thillai Nataraja Temple, Chidambaram

Thillai Nataraja Temple
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The Chidambaram Nataraja temple or popularly called the Thillai Nataraja Temple here portrays Lord Shiva in his dancing avatar.

Nataraja as popularly known is daily visited by thousands of pilgrims offering prayers.  The temple is full of the Dravidian architecture depicted in its walls.

Ekambareswarar Temple, Kanchipuram

Ekambareswarar Temple
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Ekambareswarar Temple is one of the well known Hindu temples that is found in Tamil Nadu.

Dedicated to the deity Shiva this place is associated with panch bhoota or five elements.  It is also known as the sixth-tallest Gopuram as per records obtained.

Bannari Amman Temple, Sathyamangalam

Bannari Amman Temple
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Bannari Amman temple is one of the most famous Amman temples that we found in Tamil Nadu.  The main deity here is goddess Mariamman who is blessing his devotees and protecting them from all odds.

This temple is situated in the district of Erode, Tamil Nadu.

Kailasanathar Temple, Kanchi

Kailasanathar Temple
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Kanchi Kailasanathar is a temple that is most known for its old structure in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu.  This temple is a perfect example of a Tamil architectural style that is dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva.

As records state, this was built from 685-705CE by a Rajasimha ruler.  This place offers a truly amazing ambiance for the visitors to enjoy the scenic beauty providing an excellent experience to all.

Concluding

This brings us to the end of this topic.  For more information regarding the above-mentioned templates of Tamil Nadu please do check with Google and various resources available.

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