Saivite Temples - Thiruvarur
An ancient temple undergoing renovation. It has several stone inscriptions.
The three beautiful Muruga Idols at Enkan, Sikkal and Ettukudi temples were created by the same sculptor.
This is an ancient temple undergoing renovation when we visited in 2016.
The Thirattupal festival celebrated here represents worship of Lord Shiva and Vishnu as one.
A small and beautiful temple set amidst thick trees and a nice garden.
A small temple said to date back to the time of Rajendra Chola.
A small and beautifully located temple on the banks of a large pond.
A large Mahamantapa, Madapalli, Yagashala and a Chola Heritage, a truly delightful temple.
An old temple, overshadowed by the adjoining Glorious Thiruvarur Temple, but a must visit.
One of the Ashtathik Balagas, Varuna is believed to have created the Theertham in this beautiful temple.
Raapatteeswarar, Manakkaal Ayyampettai
The Nandi here appears with head turned towards Dakshinamurthy as Lord Shiva’s image is on his head.
Nicely located adjacent to the temple pond, but not many people are aware of this temple.
An ancient temple. The Main Deity, Goddess and Durga are made of a very smooth glittering stone.
Piravi Marundeeswarar, Thiruthuraipoondi
The Lord here is considered as Gajasamhara Murthy, one who killed the elephant.
This is a beautifully maintained old temple with a 2 tier entrance Gopuram.