Saivite Temples - Thoothukudi District
This is a large temple with a 5 tiered Rajagopuram built by the Nayak Kings.
This is an ancient temple with many inscriptions around the Sanctum Sanctorum.
Kasi Viswanathar, Agaram
This is an old temple mentioned in the Tamiraparani Mahathmaeyam by Sage Vyasa.
This is the fifth of the Nava Kailasha Temples on the banks of the Tamiraparani River.
This is an ancient temple that is in a dilapidating stage requiring urgent attention.
The Navagrahas found here with their consorts are an important aspect of this temple.
Pathanjali Vyagrapadeeswarar, Seydunganallur
The Lingam here was by Sages Pathanjali and Vyagrapadar thus including both their names.
The Navagrahas in a circular form on a lotus-shaped pedestal was created by Sadhu Chidambara Swamigal.
This is the sixth of the Nava Kailasha Temples on the banks of the Tamiraparani River.
Kailasanadar, Then Thiruperai
This is the seventh of the Nava Kailasha Temples on the banks of the Tamiraparani River.
This is the eighth of the Nava Kailasha Temples on the banks of the Tamiraparani River.
Meenakshi Sundareswarar, Vilathikulam
This is an old temple that was in a dilapidated condition some years back.
Kasi Viswanathar, Nagalapuram
This is a beautiful temple situated in a single tree-filled Prakaram.
Meenakshi Sundareswarar, Nambipuram
This is an old temple that was in a dilapidated condition and revived by a group of Devotees.
This is an old temple situated on the banks of the Kayathar River.
This is an ancient dilapidated temple requiring urgent attention from Temple Renovation groups.
Similar to the Madurai temple the goddess is given first importance here.
Kappalottiya Tamizhan and Veerapandya Kattabomman have worshiped the lord here.
This village is the birthplace of the famous poet Subramanya Bharatiyar whose memorial house is nearby.
This temple situated on the banks of a minor river in a very peaceful place.
Lord Muruga’s shrine is in between the Shiva and Parvati Sanctums in Somaskandar formation here.
The Gnana Bhairavar here, in this beautiful temple, is considered important.
The long corridor mandapam leading to this ancient temple is like a street.
Kachikonda Pandeeswarar, Kulasekharapatnam
The Navagraha installation here has 11 idols with the consorts of Surya.
Situated near the seashore, this west-facing temple is in a beautiful and peaceful spot.
There are many inscriptions here indicating the antiquity of this beautiful temple.
The Dakshinamurthy idol here is unique, in the form of Ardhanareeswara.
Chera Chola Pandeeswarar, Thirukolur
The Lingam here is named after the dynasties who contributed to this temple.
This is a small and beautiful temple with separate entrances for the main deities.
This is an ancient west-facing temple that has been completely neglected over the years.
This is Ninth of the Nine Navakailasa Temples on the banks of the Tamiraparani River.
There are several Chola and Pandya inscriptions in this ancient temple.
This is said to be an old temple going back to the later Pandyas who ruled these parts.
The Vimaanam of the main deity in this ancient temple is a massive structure.
This temple is amidst lush groves on the banks of the Tamiraparani River.
This temple was excavated in the 8th century CE by Pandya King Parandhagan Netunjadaiyan.