One of the earliest Siva temples in Kumbakonam associated with the legend of the Mahapralayam (great floods)
Paadal Petra Sthalam where Siva, as an old man, cultivated a farmer’s crops instantly
Paadal Petra Sthalam and Ashta Veerattanam temple associated with Jalandhara Samharam.
Paadal Petra Sthalam and mukti sthalam of Chandesa Nayanar (Chandikeswarar)
Divya Desam and a Pancha Ranga Kshetram, where Tirumangaiazhvar’s singing infuriated a sage!
Temple where Perumal / Vishnu is worshipped as a pillar, considered to have miraculous powers
Tevara Vaippu sthalam where the Lord is said to have curative powers for all ailments
A fascinating Chola temple with extremely intricate architecture throughout the temple. The complex also houses a separate cave temple for Lord Siva, and a huge inscription on classical music.
One of the earliest examples of stone temples in Tamil Nadu, and an ASI protected site
Huge temple complex with a massive gopuram, and considered the southern Kasi
Possibly the oldest surviving structure in Kanchipuram, this sandstone temple was built by Rajasimha Pallavan (Narasimhavarman II) between 685-705 CE. The temple is renowned for its equisite sculptures, and is considered the inspiration for various other temples, including the ones at Badami.
Paadal Petra Sthalam closely associated with Sekkizhar, and home to great carvings and architecture
Paadal Petra Sthalam with a Ramayanam connection, referred to as Paravai Rameswaram
A Paadal Petra Sthalam associated with rice and sugar, and where the Lingam itself looks like a bunch of sugarcane shoots
Paadal Petra Sthalam where Siva showed the way across the river to His devotees including Sambandar
Paadal Petra Sthalam where Siva is said to protect devotees till the end of the world
Paadal Petra Sthalam where Vinayakar, as a crow, turned to gold after worshipping Lord Siva here