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
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
Temple in Pazhaiyarai where Sabali (one of the daughters of Kamadhenu) prayed
A Siva temple where Yama is accorded higest priority and respect; and where you can go only if the Lord wishes so!
One of the earliest Siva temples in Kumbakonam associated with the legend of the Mahapralayam (great floods)
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 that rids devotees of the fear of death, and where Amman appeared as Vishnu !
Paadal Petra Sthalam near Tiruvarur and Mannargudi, with a beautiful sculpture of Sabapati Natarajar
Paadal Petra Sthalam associated with Naminandi Adigal Nayanar who lit the temple lamps using water in place of ghee
Paadal Petra Sthalam where Siva ate amongst common men, as one in a thousand
Paadal Petra Sthalam where Sambandar revived a boy who died from snakebite
Two Paadal Petra Sthalams in a single temple, and mukti sthalam of Appar (Tirunavukkararasar)