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
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
One of the earliest Siva temples in Kumbakonam associated with the legend of the Mahapralayam (great floods)
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 where Indra located and worshipped a Lingam made of nectar
Kottur is located 15km from Mannargudi and 27km from Tiruvarur.
Paadal Petra Sthalam where Siva blessed sage Durvasa to overcome his anger
Paadal Petra Sthalam near Tiruvarur and Mannargudi, with a beautiful sculpture of Sabapati Natarajar
Paadal Petra Sthalam where Siva danced his Ajapa Natanam and showed His Rudra Padam to Patanjali and Vyaghrapada
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 connected to Mahabharatam and Kiratarnjuneeyam