Saivite Temples - Thiruvallur
Choleeswarar, Arcot Kuppam
This beautiful temple is believed to be ancient, built during the Chola Period.
King Kunjara Cholan has made additions to Ariyathurai Varamoortheeswarar Temple with a South facing entrance.
It is an ancient temple which is in bad state today, but some renovation work has started recently.
Baleeswarar, New Gummidipoondi
This is an ancient temple in a bad state today along with two more in the same area in similar condition
Chandrasekaraswamy, New Gummidipoondi
So neglected and dilapidated was this wonderful temple that tears welled up in our eyes as we discovered the place and went inside.
The Eranjhil tree here is believed to be 2500 years old and its seeds ripen and fall to the ground but are attracted on to the tree trunk.
Goes back to the ancient Chola Period. It is east facing with no walls around. Some renovation work seems to have been done recently
Another sad case of an historic and important temple in ruins. This Temple is an east facing with entrance from south.
This is an east facing temple with the Rajagopuram under construction a few years back.
This beautiful and well maintained temple is said to be about 1000 years old.
A beautiful temple recently renovated and is one of the Navagraha Sthalams around Chennai.
This is an old west facing temple with a 3 tier Rajagopuram on the west and situated near the famous Periyapalayathamman Temple.
This is an east facing temple from the Rajaraja Chola period with entrance from south.
Many stone inscriptions indicating the existence of this temple from the Chola period or before.
It is an old west facing temple with a 3 tier Rajagopuram on the west. Age and history of the temple is unclear.
So many of the structures are outside the sanctum sanctorum that in the ages past this should have been a large temple.
Kasi Viswanathar, Nazarethpet
This is a very old east facing temple estimated to be about 1000 years.
Kattur Tiruvalleeswarar Temple faces east, looks old though the age is not clear neither are the other details.
This is a small east facing temple on a small hillock. Age is unclear and further details are not available as of now.
The Lingam is believed to have been installed by Lord Vishnu seeking relief from his Mohini form after the churning of the ocean.
A beautiful east facing temple said to be from the Chola period, this is a Vadugabairava Kshetram.
This is an ancient east facing temple in a remote location and best visited only in the mornings.
This is an east facing temple without a Rajagopuram. The shiva linga is made of a kind of marble
This is a small east facing temple near the banks of the Kusasthalai River and situated inside Pallipattu Town.
A very old Snake pit is present in this ancient east facing temple with a 5 tier Rajagopuram.
This is a small east facing temple with an entrance arch in the south.
This is a small temple adjacent to the bigger and more famous Veeraraghava Perumal temple and its temple tank.
Better known as Thiruvudai Amman Temple, it is part of the 3 Goddesses who are to be seen in a day.
A large and beautiful temple surprises you as you get near in the middle of a dry looking area.
This temple was built in the mind and heart of Poosalar, one of the Nayanmars.
This ancient temple located serenely in the middle of the bustling Poonamallee Town has some beautiful sculptures.
A beautiful location at the base of a hill. This is a old, nice and clean temple. Arunagirinadhar has sung 9 hymns in praise of Lord Muruga here.
This is a small east facing temple. Amman in a rare sitting posture is a specialty here.
A large temple which is nearly totally dilapidated and requires urgent attention.
This is a beautiful temple in a nice location. Nearby are an Amman and Perumal temples.