Sriperumbudur Saivite Temples

Sriperumbudur Saivite Temples

Agastheeswarar, Kolapakkam

Agastheeswarar Kolapakkam is one of the Navagraha Temples around Chennai and represents Sun.

Amaravatheeswarar, Sirukalathur

This is an ancient temple built by the Cholas originally covering a large piece of land.

Bhootapureeswarar, Sriperumbudur

This is an ancient shrine which has been renovated in recent times and taken care beautifully.

Kailasanadar, Tharapakkam

Carvings of Dasavathara and a snake are seen in the pillars here.

Kandhazheeswarar, Kundrathur

This is where Sekkizhar, who wrote the Periyapuranam lived and worshiped the Lord.

Nageswarar, Kundrathur

This temple was built by Sekkizhar keeping in mind the Thirunageswaram temple near Kumbakonam.

Dharmeswarar, Manimangalam

This east facing temple has 2 Prakaras and is well protected under the maintenance of the Archaeological Survey of India.

Kailasanadar, Manimangalam

This is an ancient and historic temple which was in a bad shape till a few years back.

Valleeswarar, Mevalurkuppam

This is an old temple which has been completely lost and some people have taken up the cause recently.

Neelakandeswarar, Gerugambakkam

This is one of the Navagraha temples around Chennai representing Kethu.

Ramanatheeswarar, Sirukalathur

This temple has been estimated to belong to the 10th Century CE based on the style of its architecture.

Sidanandeswarar, Sethupattu

Some brave souls have taken up an effort to rebuild the temple which is located alongside a small lily pond.

Somanatheeswarar, Tharapakkam

The Shiva Lingam had been amidst paddy fields for ages and worshiped by the people around.

Somanadeswarar, Somangalam

The Nandi here, on the command of the lord, is facing east guarding, rather than looking at the lord as is usual.

Sundareswarar, Kovur

The great Carnatic music composer Tyagaraja visited this temple and composed a set of five songs called the Kovur Pancharatnam.

Theertheeswarar Paraniputhur

This is a small temple which has indications of being an old one.

Velleeswarar Mangadu

The main deity here is large on a square base (Aavudayar) and majestic to look at.

Velleeswarar, Periyapanacheri

This is a small and beautiful east facing temple and the entrance is from the south.

Veerateswarar, Keezhpadappai

This ancient temple is one of the secondary Veeratta Sthalams.

Thazhuva Kuzhaindeeswarar, Melpadappai

This is one of the 108 temples renovated and consecrated by Nandi Varma Pallava simultaneously on the same day.

Meenakshi Sundareswarar, Orathur

This is a small and beautiful east facing temple that has been rebuilt recently.

Agasteeswarar, Orathur

The Sanctum Sanctorum for the lord installed by Sage Agastya is in the form of Gajaprastham.

Kailasanathar, Cherapananchery

This is a completely lost temple that is being safeguarded in a shed awaiting better times.

Vimeeswarar, Cherapananchery

The Sun god along with the 27 celestial stars are believed to have worshiped the lord here.

Agasteeswarar, Perinjambakkam

This is a small and old temple that is being reconstructed with the consecration scheduled in July 2019.

Irulneeki Easwarar, Eraiyur

This is a small old east facing temple that is being reconstructed as on 2019.

Abathsahayeswarar, Mathur

The Nandi in this temple is seen facing the opposite direction from the Lord.

Thiruvanneeswarar, Thirumudivakkam

This temple is behind the head of the deity of Renganathar in the nearby Thiruneermalai temple and hence the name.

Airavateeswarar, Pazhanthandalam

Airavata, the white elephant of Lord Indra is believed to have worshiped Shiva here in this ancient temple.

Karunageswarar, Karunagaracheri

This temple is set amidst snake mounds and a small pond in the front towards the east.

Akshayarathna Lingeswarar, Amarambedu

This is a small east facing temple situated in between 2 large ponds.

Ekambaranathar, Navalur

A large and beautiful whitish colored Shiva Lingam is found in the Lotus pond of this lost temple.

Bhoothapureeswarar, Sivanthangal

This temple is set amidst snake mounds and a small pond in the front towards the east.

Agasteeswarar, Pennalur

The southern and eastern walls of the Sanctum Sanctorum and Mantapam are filled with stone inscriptions here.

Agasteeswarar, Aadanur

The large and beautiful pond in front of this temple should look beautiful when full.

Thiruvaaleeswarar, Padappai

This is an ancient temple going back to the Chola era and has inscriptions from ancient times.

Agasteeswarar, Kavanur

There are two beautiful Shiva Lingams in this ancient and forgotten temple.

Somasundareswarar, Vadakkupattu

The Navagrahas here have an unusually beautiful smile in their faces.

Nallinakeswarar, Ezhichur

The large Muruga, the majestic Lingam and the beautiful idol of the Goddess can be seen from one spot.

Markandeswarar, Echoor

This temple is believed to have been built by Echadattan, the father of Chandikeswara.

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