Madurantakam Saivite Temples

Madurantakam Saivite Temples

Agastheeswarar, Kiliayanagar

This small temple has only the main shrine and is east facing.

Ekambareswarar, Endathur

This is a small, old and nicely maintained temple, thanks to the locals.

Gnanagireeswarar, Melavalampettai

This is one of the Panchagiri Temples and is said to be older than the Ramayana period.

Gunamthandhanadar, Oorkatpet

This is a beautiful and nicely maintained temple and has Lingams and Nandis around the Prakaram.

Kappeeswarar, Annathur

This is a remote and neglected temple. A compound wall and gate give some protection.

Kailasanadar, Kavithandalam

This is a small, renovated and well maintained temple.

Kuntheeswarar, Dharmapuram

An ancient temple which has deteriorated over the ages. Trees are growing on the Vimaanas.

Kailasanadar, Perumberkandigai

Perumberkandigai, an important placeĀ in the times past with several temples in the vicinity.

Mahakaleeswarar, Padaalam

An ancient temple where local youngsters’ self help group has taken up the temple work and are doing a good job.

Mukteeswarar, Thottanaval

A large neglected temple tank is seen in the east, the temple should have been a beautiful sight in the ancient past!

Parasurameswarar Orathy

A small and well maintained temple.

Pitcheeswarar, Mamandur

Sage Mandooga was cursed by Sage Durvasa to become a frog after he found him in yoga under water here.


A largeĀ temple with beautiful carvings, sculptures and pillars, but renovated mindlessly.

Somanatheswarar, Kinar

The fish symbol carved inside gives an indication of Pandya Period connection.

Thanthondreeswarar, Perumberkandigai

Sage Agastya is seen here in the form of a separate Lingam with the Sanakaadhi Sages around him in the form of 4 Nandis.

Venkatteeswarar, Madurantakam

A unique carving of a scared goddess Parvati with Shiva and a raging elephant is seen above Durga.

Vasishteswarar, Pilapur

A well maintained temple, small and old temple which has been very grotesquely painted up.

Veeravaranadar, Kinar

Lord Indra on his white elephant mount Airavata in between Nandi and Shiva is a unique feature here.

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