Sriperumbudur Saivite Temples
Agastheeswarar Kolapakkam is one of the Navagraha Temples around Chennai and represents Sun.
This is an ancient temple built by the Cholas originally covering a large piece of land.
This is where Sekkizhar, who wrote the Periyapuranam lived and worshiped the Lord.
This east facing temple has 2 Prakaras and is well protected under the maintenance of the Archaeological Survey of India.
This is an ancient and historic temple which was in a bad shape till a few years back.
This is one of the Navagraha temples around Chennai representing Kethu.
This temple has been estimated to belong to the 10th Century CE based on the style of its architecture.
The Shiva Lingam had been amidst paddy fields for ages and worshiped by the people around.
The Nandi here, on the command of the lord, is facing east guarding, rather than looking at the lord as is usual.
The main deity here is large on a square base (Aavudayar) and majestic to look at.
Thazhuva Kuzhaindeeswarar, Melpadappai
This is one of the 108 temples renovated and consecrated by Nandi Varma Pallava simultaneously on the same day.
The Sanctum Sanctorum for the lord installed by Sage Agastya is in the form of Gajaprastham.
This is a completely lost temple that is being safeguarded in a shed awaiting better times.
This is a small and old temple that is being reconstructed with the consecration scheduled in July 2019.
Irulneeki Easwarar, Eraiyur
This is a small old east facing temple that is being reconstructed as on 2019.
This temple is behind the head of the deity of Renganathar in the nearby Thiruneermalai temple and hence the name.
Airavata, the white elephant of Lord Indra is believed to have worshiped Shiva here in this ancient temple.
Akshayarathna Lingeswarar, Amarambedu
This is a small east facing temple situated in between 2 large ponds.
A large and beautiful whitish colored Shiva Lingam is found in the Lotus pond of this lost temple.
The southern and eastern walls of the Sanctum Sanctorum and Mantapam are filled with stone inscriptions here.
The large and beautiful pond in front of this temple should look beautiful when full.
There are two beautiful Shiva Lingams in this ancient and forgotten temple.
The Navagrahas here have an unusually beautiful smile in their faces.