Hill temple and Paadal Petra Sthalam near Madurai, associated with Murugan’s learning of the pranava mantra from Lord Siva
Temple on the banks of the Kollidam river, considered the birthplace of Nandi
Pancha aranya kshetram near Kumbakonam, where Sambandar’s difficulties in reaching the temple are reimagined as part of the boat festival every year
Beautiful Chola temple near Mannargudi connected to Sibi Chakravarti, Suryan and Daksha’s yagna
Where Siva revealed to the world, the secret to a happy marriage!
One of 4 temples where Nagaraja, lord of the Nagas, is said to have worshipped Lord Siva on Mahasivaratri
Paadal Petra Sthalam and the birthplace of Nambiyandar Nambi, without whom we would not have the Tevaram!
Where Siva as Guru, initiated Parvati to the truth of OM, the Pranava Mantram
A Siva temple where Yama is accorded higest priority and respect; and where you can go only if the Lord wishes so!
Paadal Petra Sthalam, and Ashta Veerattanam temple associated with Siva culling Daksha’s head
Temple with exquisite sculptures and architecture, where the story of Ardhanari comes to life
Home of the original maragatha lingam from the legend of Muchununda Chakravarti
A Sapta Vitanga Sthalam and Paadal Petra Sthalam created by Brahma, where Bheema and the Navagrahas have worshipped Lord Siva
Maadakoil built by Kochchenga Chola, with the legend of Valian, the bird, who was blessed by Lord Siva with the Mrityunjaya mantram
Paadal Petra Sthalam near Chidambaram associated with Kiratarjuneeyam
Paadal Petra Sthalam consecrated by Agastyar, built by Cholas and hidden under the sand until about 200 years ago
Paadal Petra Sthalam where Indra located and worshipped a Lingam made of nectar
Kottur is located 15km from Mannargudi and 27km from Tiruvarur.
Paadal Petra Sthalam where Sukracharya worshipped to regain the sight he had lost in one eye as a result of the events of Vamana Avataram