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
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!
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)
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 Siva, as an old man, cultivated a farmer’s crops instantly
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
Two Paadal Petra Sthalams in a single temple, and mukti sthalam of Appar (Tirunavukkararasar)
Paadal Petra Sthalam associated with Sage Herandar and Pattinathar, and where Vishnu received his sanku, chakram, mace and lotus
Paadal Petra Sthalam temple referenced in Kalki’s Ponniyn Selvan, associated with the legend of the churning of the ocean
Paadal Petra Sthalam connected with the churning of the ocean, and where the Pandavas are said to have worshipped
Paadal Petra Sthalam and one of five Pancha-Ka kshetrams, Anjaneyar has worshipped Lord Siva here.
Paadal Petra Sthalam near Mayiladuthurai where Indra prayed to be able to witness Siva’s cosmic dance
Paadal Petra Sthalam near Mayiladuthurai and one of the temples associated with Siva’s marriage to Parvati