The 9 Largest Hindu Temples of Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu is also known as Land of Temples because of 33,000 ancient temples scattered all over the state and most of them are listed as largest Hindu Temples in India. Some of the most famous and popular Hindu temples Tamil Nadu are Brihadeeswarar Temple Thanjavur, Great Living Chola Temples,Rockcut Monolith Temples,Structural Temples of the Pallavas,Gangai Konda Cholapuram Temple,Cave Temples of Pandiyas and Shore temples in Mamallapuram.

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Trichy


Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is dedicated to Ranganatha and one of the masterpiece of the Dravidian style of architecture in south India. It is one of the most famous Vaishnava temples in South India and listed as the largest functioning Hindu temple in the world.

Thillai Nataraja Temple, Chidambaram

The Thillai Nataraja Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and known as the foremost of all temples of Saivites. Chidambaram place is one of the five Pancha Bootha Sthalams representing the element – Akasha and the shrine is venerated as one of the three foremost Shiva abodes in the world.

Annamalaiyar Temple, Tiruvannamalai


Annamalaiyar Temple is located at the base of Annamalai hills and dedicated to great god lord Shiva, It is also one of the five Pancha Bootha Sthalams representing the element – Agni and the temple complex is one of the largest in India and gateway towers known as gopurams are one of the tallest temple towers in India.

Ekambareswarar Temple, Kanchipuram

Ekambareswarar Temple located in Kanchipuram is the largest temple in the town of Kanchipuram and has one of the tallest gopurams or temple tower in India.The temple is one of the most prominent tourist attractions in the city and one of the five major Shiva temples of Pancha Bootha Sthalams representing the element – Earth.

Jambukeswarar Temple, Tiruchirappalli


Jambukeswarar Temple is one of the most popular Shiva temple in Tiruchirapalli located in the Srirangam island and ranked as one of the five major Shiva Temples of Tamil Nadu representing the element – Water. Image Source: templedetails

Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai


Meenakshi Amman Temple is located on the southern bank of the Vaigai River dedicated to Parvati known as Meenakshi. The temple is the most prominent landmark and most visited tourist attraction in the city and one of the top 30 nominees for the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Vaitheeswaran Temple, Vaitheeswaran Koil

Vaitheeswaran Temple dedicated to the god Shiva located in a small town near Chidambaram called Vaitheeswaran Koil. Vaitheeswaran Koil Temple is one of the nine Navagraha nine planets temples and holy water tank within the temple complex is there for holy dip.

Tiruvarur Thyagarajaswamy Temple, Tiruvarur


Thiruvarur Temples town is one of the five traditional capitals of the Chola empire and the ancient Thyagaraja Temple is dedicated to the Somaskanda. Thyagaraja Temple complex is one of the largest in India and gateway towers are one of the tallest and Neelothbalambal shrines being the most prominent.

Sripuram Golden Temple, Vellore

The golden temple of Sripuram is located at the foot of a small range of green hills in the southern end of the city of Vellore. Sripuram Golden Temple is situated in the middle of the lush green landscape.

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  • Nandhini says:

    Use the word “Thamizhan” instead of using “Dravidian”
    We are Thamizhan not Thravidiyan. Any Chozhan, pandiya, chera kings didn’t use this Thravidiyan word in the temple.

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