Pancha Bhootam Temples of God Shiva in South India

Pancha Bhoota temples are set of five temples of Lord Shiva, represents the manifestation of the five prime elements of nature Earth,Water,Fire,Air and Sky. All these famous Shiva temples are located in South Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

Ekambareswarar Temple (Earth) in Tamil Nadu


Ekambareswarar Temple of Kanchipuram is the most famous Shiva temple in Tamil Nadu and one of the Panch Bootha Sthalangal of God Shiva. Lord Shiva is worshiped as Ekambareswarar in the form of Prithivi Lingam,located in the town of Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu.

Jambukeshwarar Temple (Water) in Tamil Nadu


Jambukeswarar Temple is one of the five major Shiva Temples of Tamil Nadu, situated in Tiruchirapalli or Trichy of Tamil Nadu. The temple represents the element of water and sanctum has an underground water stream.

Annamalaiyar Temple (Fire) in Tamil Nadu


Arunachaleswara Temple or Annamalaiyar Temple of Lord Shiva is associated with Agni or Jyothi Lingam and the temple complex is one of the largest in India.

Srikalahasteeswara Temple (Air) in Andhra Pradesh


Srikalahasteeswara Temple is one of the top five most famous Shiva temples in South India, located in the town of Srikalahasti in Andhra Pradesh. Srikalahasti temple representing wind and the only Pancha Bhootam Stalam located out of Tamil Nadu.

Thillai Nataraja Temple (Sky) in Tamil Nadu


Thillai Nataraja Temple is located in the town of Chidambaram and Lord Shiva worshipped as the Lord of Dance. The Chidambaram temple is representing the Aagaya Lingam and has one of the tallest Gopuram in India.


  • Pavan Kumar Kopparthy says:

    Srikalahasthi is wrong …. it’s shirshailam…
    Srikalahasthi is for Rahu Kethu …and eclipse

  • Dilip Jahagirdar says:

    Nope. I had been to Srikalahasti temple. It is known for wayutatwa and I have seen the stream of air coming from no where in the “Gabhara” of losd Shiv.

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