I am an avid traveler, photographer, writer and documentary film maker with a keen interest in art, culture and heritage. What started several years back as a pilgrimage with my friend and associate in this project, Surendranath Arya, turned out to be a serious initiative and we started collecting data from various sources including the Government Census Department to build a list of temples in Tamilnadu which are at least 300 years old. We are in the constant process of updating the information and putting up the districts one by one to the extent completed. Though our list of these temples is exhaustive we are listing them here only after we visit and personally photograph them. The data collected are from the spot and, of course, from references including various newspapers, devotional magazines and sthala purana (temple history) books. We have consciously kept out the religious information pertaining to praying reasons, practices and methods since this website is only meant to be ‘The Travelers Guide to Temples of Tamilnadu’. The information provided are in a standard order, format and easy language as we want common people from around the world to explore these ancient treasures of our glorious land.