Saivite Temples - Vellore
This ancient temple has many stone inscriptions all around the base of the Sanctum Sanctorum.
This is one of the 7 Kshadaranya Temples in the region and Lingam was installed by Sage Athri.
This is an east facing temple with huge walls and built immaculately on a stone base.
This is a Pallipadai temple built over the grave of King Arur Thunjiathevar who died in a battle.
Paashana Lingam installed in the adjacent campus near the Temple Tank is the specialty here.
It was built during the reign of the Vijayanagara King Sadasivadeva Maharaya (1540 – 1572 AD) inside the Vellore Fort
Karanampatti Kailasanadar Temple is an old dilapidated small east facing temple.
The lord is believed to have appeared in his Kailash form to a Brahmin called Savithran who was highly accomplished in the Vedas.
This is a very ancient west facing temple which is not in great state, but some works have been taken up recently.
This is a Vaippu Sthalam mentioned in the hymns of Thirunavukkarasar.
This ancient temple was renovated by the Birla family on the request of Kanchi Maha Periava.
This is an ancient temple which is dilapidated to a large extent. Some people had taken up the cause to renovate recently.
This was originally built by Cholas, Pallavas and later developed by the Vijayanagar Empire and is full of exquisite stone sculptures and mantapas.
This is one of the 7 Kshadaranya Temples in the region and Lingam was installed by Sage Valmiki.
This is an old temple with a spacious Prakaram and 3 tiered Rajagopuram.
Only the Lingam and Nandi are present in this possibly ancient and lost temple in Nallak near Kaarai.
This is an old temple and has a Paadala Lingam installed in a depression.
This is a large temple which was completely dilapidated and set to undergo some renovation.
This is a recently renovated temple where the local Veda awareness group meets every week.
This temple was built by Paranthaga Chola I between 907 and 953 AD and later developed by Raja Raja Chola.
Porpanai Easwarar, Vadavirinjipuram
This is an ancient temple which has been lost over time, work is going on to revive it.
This is one of the 7 Kshadaranya Temples in the region and Lingam was installed by Sage Agastya.
This is one of the 7 Kshadaranya Temples in the region and Lingam was installed by Sage Vasishta.
Kasi Viswanathar, Walajapet
This is an old east facing and large temple with a single spacious Prakaram.
The temple is filled with Nandiyar Vattam plants presenting a nice atmosphere.
This small, but ancient temple looks beautiful with a lotus pond adjacent.
We found the children of the adjoining school mindlessly misusing this ancient temple area!
A treasure trove of sculpture, you cannot imagine the beauty of this ancient temple from outside.
Aadhipureeswarar, MV Kuppam
The temple welcomes you with a 3 tiered Gopuram at the entrance in the east and opens out into a spacious Prakaram.
The god and goddess are both west facing which is not very common. The inner Prakara is full of deities.
This is an old dilapidated temple awaiting attention from well-wishers.
This is a small temple in a spacious Prakaram in the midst of a busy area.