Nagapattinam Saivite Temples

Saivite Temples - Nagapattinam

Kasi Viswanathar, Appurajaputhur

Sage Musukuntha is believed to have worshiped the Lord here in this temple in Appurajampudur.

Chaayavaneswarar, Melaiyur

The Lord is believed to have test the devotion of Iyarpagai Nayanar by visiting as a guest and asking for his wife.

Chidambareswarar, Vadakalathur

The locals are said to have witnessed a bright light emanating from the Lingam on the Pradosham night for nearly 30 minutes!

Naganadhaswamy, Keezhaperumpallam

This is one of the Navagraha Temples located in the Cauvery delta region and representing ‘Kethu’, a shadow planet.

Boomeeswarar, Kunnam

This is a small and not so ancient temple with an entrance gateway from the east.

Choleeswarar, Kuttalam

The Saneeswara idol here is mostly underground and hence called Paadhaala Saneeswarar.

Margasahayeswarar, Moovalur

The three Nandis around the Balipeedam and the fourth larger main Nandi facing the Lord is a unique feature here.

Sitrambalanateeswarar, Sitharkadu

63 Lingams denoting 63 Sidhars who congregated here are sculpted around the Sanctum Sanctorum.

Jambukeswarar, Vadarangam

This is a small temple with entrance from the South and near the banks of the Kollidam River in Vadarangam.

Vazhuvur Veerattam

A grand old, large east facing temple with a 5 tier Rajagopuram and a large temple tank inside the compound.

Masilamaninathar, Tarangambadi

An ancient temple on the sea shore and is in great danger today due to sea erosion and other natural elements.

Sundareswarar, Thirumayiladi

Lord Muruga here faces north. The Dakshinamurthy is with both legs folded in Padmasanam which is not common.

Naganathar Temple, Nagore

This temple is part of the 4 temples where the great serpent Aadhisesha worshiped Shiva on Maha Shivaratri.

Siva Temple, Abaranadhari

An ancient temple which is nearly totally dilapidated. We could not find any information on the site including the name of the lord.

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