Saivite Temples - Thiruvannamalai
The name of the village is because of an offering to the Lord that floated upriver to this place.
There is a second Sanctum here for Manalkandeswarar whose consort is Aramvalartha Nayaki.
Lord Hanuman is believed to have installed and worshiped the Shiva Lingam here.
Gangaikonda Choleeswarar, Koozhamandal
The Shiva Lingam is a large and beautiful one, more than 4 feet in height from the base.
Yudishtra or Dharmar of the Mahabaratha is believed to have worshiped the Lord here.
Kasi Viswanathar, Arasankuppam
A Rudraksha Lingam is present here along with an installation of 108 small Shiva Lingams.
A 6 feet tall Mahavishnu idol is present in a separate south facing shrine here.
Lord Rama, after the battle of Lanka, is believed to have worshiped the Shiva Lingam here.
A massive Banyan Tree and a small Amman temple add to the beauty of this wonderful spot.
This is one of the Saptha Kailasha temples in the southern banks of Cheyyar River.
You have to walk through fields to reach this blissfuly peaceful temple.
Two processional idols of the goddess are taken on procession here on festive days.
This is a hill temple that is very difficult to climb at an elevation of about 230 meters above msl.
This is thought to be a Vaippu Sthalam having been mentioned by Sundarar in one of his Hymns in the Thevaram.
The Vimaanams and the adjacent lotus pond make this a beautiful temple.
The ancient idols in this nearly lost temple are simply beautiful. Luckily it has been renovated now.
This is a small temple situated beautifully on the banks of the Palar River.
This is a beautiful little temple situated amidst lush green fields.
The highlight of this temple is the carvings of 63 Nayanmars on the sanctum walls.
This is a small temple located on the south bank of Cheyyar River.
Saptha Karaikandeswarar Sthalam – 4 of 7 created by Lord Muruga.
This is a beautiful old temple with a spacious Prakaram and a large temple car.
This is a small and beautiful ancient Shiva Temple being renovated now.
Kasi Viswanathar, Kalambur
This is a beautiful old east facing temple with a spacious Prakaram and a temple car.
Sambuvaraya Chieftains and Vijayanagar Kings have contributed to the development of this temple.
This is an ancient temple and the present structure was built by Kulothunga Chola III (1178-1128 CE).
Carvings of Boar, Tortoise, Muruga with peacock, and other elements indicate the antiquity of this temple.
This is an ancient temple mentioned in the Thevaram Hymns of Thirunavukkarasar and Sundarar.
This is an old temple, recently refurbished, and has a Gajaprasta Vimaanam.
This is an ancient temple that has been badly dilapidated and is in a sad state.
This is an old temple discovered buried and has been renovated by TVS Group.
This old and large temple is set amidst large flowering trees providing a peaceful setting.
Swayambu Nadeeshwarar, Mambattu
This wonderful temple located below a hillock has two Lingams and four Nandis.
This is one of the Saptha (seven) Kailasha temples of Lord Shiva on the southern banks of Cheyyar River.
This is an ancient temple with a beautiful architecture developed by Vijayanagar Kings.
This is a large Hill Temple developed along with a huge Amman temple below by Vijayanagar Kings.
This is an ancient temple that was completely lost and rebuilt in recent times.