Top 25 Most Popular Hindu Temples of Tamil Nadu

The Indian state of Tamil Nadu is known as Land of Temples scattered all over the state. Most of the largest Hindu Temples reside here and can be categorized as Temples of Sangam Age,Cave Temples of the Pallavas,Structural Temples of the Pandiyas and Great living Temples of the Cholas. These big temples are dedicated to Hindu God Lord Vinayagar,Lord Vishnu,Lord Murugan,Lord Siva,Lord Vishnu,Lord Anjaneyar and Lord Bhairava.

Brihadeeswarar Temple, Thanjavur


Brihadeeswarar Temple is one of the largest temples in India and temple turned 1000 years old in 2010. This Hindu temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and part of the Great Living Chola Temples under the world heritage sites.

Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai


Meenakshi Amman Temple is most prominent landmark and most visited tourist attraction in the of Madurai, located on the southern bank of the Vaigai river. The Meenakshi temple has largest temple complexes in Tamil Nadu and surrounded by 14 tallest gopuram also known as temple towers.

Shore Temple, Mamallapuram


Shore Temple at Mahabalipuram is one of the best structural temples in Southern India, built with blocks of granite’s at the shore of the Bay of Bengal. The temple is one of the oldest rock-cut structural stone temples of South India and part of the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram.

Annamalaiyar Temple, Tiruvannamalai


Annamalaiyar Temple has one of the largest temple complex in India, dedicated to the Lord Shiva and located at the base of Annamalai hills. The temple complex houses four tallest gateway towers and has numerous shrines that includes Annamalaiyar and Unnamulai Amman.

Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Thanjavur


Gangaikondacholapuram Temple is situated near Thanjavur city of Tamil Nadu and known for an architectural and engineering marvel. The great temple of Lord Siva at Gangaikonda also has one of the largest statue of Nandi in entire southern India.

Ramanathaswamy Temple, Rameswaram


Ramanathaswamy Temple is one of the twelve Jyothirlinga temples,located on Rameswaram island of the state. The temple has the longest corridor among all Hindu temples in India and the outer set of corridors are longest in the world.

Ucchi Pillayar Temple, Rockfort


The Rock Fort temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesh, located a top of Rockfort in Tiruchirappalli. Ucchi Pillayar Temple is one of the most famous temple of Lord Ganesh in India and the rock provides a stunning view of Trichy city.

Murugan Temple, Tiruchendur


Thiruchendur Murugan Temple is one of the most visited temple complex in India, dedicated to Lord Murugan. The temple is also one of the richest temple of Tamil Nadu and one of the largest temple complexes by area in India.

Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam


Ranganathaswamy Temple is listed as the largest functioning Hindu temple in the world,dedicated to Ranganatha and located in Srirangam. The temple has largest temple in India and one of the largest religious complexes in the world.

Thillai Nataraja Temple, Chidambaram


Thillai Nataraja Temple is one of the major shrine of Lord Shiva, located in the town of Chidambaram. Chidambaram temple is one of the five Pancha Bootha Sthalams representing one of the five classical elements and the temple complex spread over 40 acres in heart of the city.

Jambukeswarar Temple, Thiruvanaikaval


Jambukeswarar Temple is a famous Shiva temple in Tiruchirapalli and one of the five major Shiva Temples of Tamil Nadu, located in the Srirangam island. Jambukeswarar temple represents the element of water and has an underground water stream which is always filled with water.

Uppiliappan Temple, Thirunageswaram


Uppiliappan Temple is one of the most visited temples in the Kumbakonam Taluk, dedicated to Hindu god Vishnu. The temple complex of Uppiliappan contains all the shrines and water bodies associated with it.

Ekambareswarar Temple, Kanchipuram


Ekambareswarar Temple is one of the famous Lord Shiva temple of south India,situated in this holy town of Kancheepuram. The temple has the largest temple in the town of Kanchipuram and one of the tallest gopurams in India.

Tirunallar Saniswaran Temple, Thirunallar

Tirunallar Saniswaran Temple dedicated to Lord Sani,located in Tirunallar. The temple is counted as one of the Navagraha Temples for planet Saturn and one of the most famous temple of Lord Sani in India.

Subramanya Swamy Temple, Pachaimalai

Pachaimalai Subramanya Swamy Temple is one of the two major hill temples, dedicated to Hindu God Kartikeya in the town of Gobichettipalayam. The temple has a five storey main Gopuram and also has shrines dedicated to various gods.

Bannari Amman Temple, Sathyamangalam


Bannari Amman Temple is one of the most famous Amman temples in Tamil Nadu, Located near Sathyamangalam in Erode. Erode has few more most prominent temples in the city known as Periya Mariamman Temple and Natadreeswarar Temple.

Thyagaraja Temple, Tiruvarur

Thyagaragar Temple is dedicated to the Lord Shiva and worshiped as Moolanathar. The temple has six daily rituals at various times and the complex covers one of the largest area in India.

Kailasanathar Temple, Kanchi


Kanchi Kailasanathar temple is known for its historical importance and the oldest structure in Kanchipuram. The temple is dedicated to the Lord Shiva and one the most prominent tourist attractions of the city, located on the banks of the Vedavathi River.

Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Namakkal


Namakkal Anjaneyar Temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Hanuman and home to one of the tallest images of Hanuman in India. The statue of Lord Anjaneyar is 18 ft (5.5 m) tall and carved out of a single stone.

Palani Murugan Temple, Palani


Palani Murugan Temple is one of the six abodes of Lord Murugan in India,located at foot-hills of the Palani hills in Dindigul. Arulmigu Dhandayuthapani Swamy Temple is one of the most famous Murugan temples in India.

Lakshmi Narsimha Swamy Temple, Vellor

Lakshmi Narasimha Swami Temple is dedicated to Lord Narasimha, situated at a distance of about 25 km from Vellore on the top of the hill. The temple is also called as Singiri Kudi and is one of the Nava Narasimhar temples of Tamilnadu.

Kumari Amman Temple, Kanyakumari

Bhagavthy Amman Temple is located in Cape Kanya Kumari at the southern tip of main land India. Devi Kanyakumari is the goddess of Sanyasa penance and the temple is regarded as a Shakti peetha.

Kamakshi Amman Temple, Kanchipuram


Kamakshi Amman Temple is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Kamakshi, located in the historic city of Kanchipuram. Goddess Kamakshi is one of the forms of the goddess Parvati and one of the most important temple of goddess Parvati in south India, Meenakshi Temple in Madurai, Akilandeswari temple in Thiruvanaikaval and Bhagavathi Temple of Kanyakumari.

Panchamukha Anjaneyar Temple, Tiruvallur

Panchamukha Anjaneyar Temple has five facing mukham of Lord Hanuman, located in Thiruvallur. There is also a 40 feet tall statue of Panchamukha Hanuman and the murti is made of a single green granite stone.

Mondaicaud Bhagavathi Temple, Kanyakumari

Mondaicaud Bhagavathi Temple is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Parvati, located near Colachel at the coast of Kanyakumari. This temple on the sea shore is one among the most renowned and important Hindu temples in the district.

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