States Tamil Nadu Pilgrimage Tourism

Pilgrimage Tourism in Tamilnadu

Tamil Nadu, a state which is shaped out of love by the celestial deities is best known for nurturing religious tourism places which hold utmost importance in the country. Much to every travellers surprise the state is home to around 33,000 ancient temples, stroked in the Dravidian style of architecture. The state is popularly known as the Land of Temples and has been the greatest source of spiritual rejuvenation for travellers from all round the world. The state boasts of spiritualism via its humble and serene Hindu temples like Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple,Thillai Nataraja Temple, Annamalaiyar Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple, Jambukeswarar Temple, Kailasanathar Temple, Tiruvarur Thyagaraja Swamy Temple,Vaitheeswaran Temple and many more. Besides, a pilgrimage tour in the tranquil realms of Tamilnadu will tell you stories that some of the holy sites here exist from as long as 800 to 1400 years old and has a diversity of inscriptions, sculptures which lies in the core of the state. Talking about the divine deity that that the Tamils pray for selflessly in these must visit temples is Lord Shiva who is praised in most of the temples while just 2500 are of utmost importance. Other deities worshipped here are Goddess Parvati, Lord Vishnu, Goddess Laxmi,Lord Ganesh and Lord Hanuman.

The ones who added more charm to the pre-existing grandeur of Tamil Nadu were Pallavas, Cholas, Pandyas, Nayakas and Vijaynagar rulers. Dating back to 700 AD, Pallavas were the first among the greatest rulers who sculpted out the finest and the oldest temples in the state.Their specialisation lay in carving temples out of stones and hence were an imitation of caves. As for the Cholas who ruled from 900 AD, their idea of temples was to beautify them by making towers and halls. Followed by the architecture style of Pandavas, Vijayanagar and Nayakas who brought forward the the artistic styles of gateway arches, colossal pillars and curvy paths near the shrine. What further looms travellers to Tamil Nadu are the tourist attractions they can witness which are also an epitome of culture and heritage like Fort St George,Victory War Memorial.For those who have penchant for experiencing something new every time you travel can take a short sightseeing tour to behold the beauty of the Highest mountain in the state Doddabetta ranging 2637m, Hogenakkal waterfalls, the hill stations like Kodaikanal,Ooty and a fun filled wildlife photography tour to Bandipur National Park, Mudumalai National Park.

Popular Religious Sites in Tamil Nadu

  • Chidambaram Kapaleeswarar

    Amongst the many pilgrimages in Tamil Nadu, Chidambaram Kapaleeswarar in Mylapore City is noted as one of the most famous shrines devoted to Lord Shiva who is worshipped in his dancing form as Lord Nataraja. Read more

  • Meenakshi Temple

    Glorifying the temple city of Madurai is Meenakshi temple devoted to the Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. The shrine houses the scriptures of other celestial deities and is one of the oldest holy sites. Read more

  • Madurai Murugan Temple

    A quintessence of architecture style of Pandyas, this popular shrine in Madurai, where legend has it that Murugan married Deivayanai and also killed Surapadman the demon. Read more

  • Rameshwaram Temple

    Also known as Ramanathaswamy temple, this pristine place of worship finds its place on the Rameshwaram island and is one of the famous Char Dham Sites of India. Read more

  • Kanyakumari Temple

    Listed among the holiest temple of Goddess Devi Kanya Kumari, a visit here can set your stern mind free. This temple in Kanyakumari witnesses a number of female pilgrims worshipping for a happy marriage. Read more

  • Chayavan Eshwara Temple

    Idolizing Lord Shiva in the form of Lord Chayavaneswara is this famous temple in Trichy which has the famous story of one of the sixty-three Nayanmars, Iyarpagai Nayanar attached to it. Read more

  • Krishnapuram Temple

    Revered as a temple dipped in the devotion of Lord Vishnu, this temple in Krishnapuram village of Tirunelveli district is a loved masterpiece of Nayaka style of architecture built around 16th Century. Read more

  • Kumbeswarar Temple

    Spreading its spiritual aura over the town of Kumbakonam is the Adi Kumbeswarar temple which lauds the Supreme Being in the form of lingam sculpted by Lord Shiva himself. Read more

  • Swamimalai Temple

    Devoted to Kartikeya, God of War, Swamimalai temple stands tall where Kartikey lauded the meaning of Pranava(Aum) to Lord Shiva and is one of the 6 holy shrines dedicated to the Murugan in Swamimalai town of Tamil Nadu. Read more

  • Kailasam Udayar Temple

    Pulling in pilgrims to its verdant greenery is the Kailasamundiyar temple of Cholamadevi village in Trichy which was built by the great Chola ruler, Rajaraja Chola I in the 11th century. Read more

  • Nageswaran Temple

    An exemplar of the Chola architecture, Nageswaran temple in Kumbakonam is known for being immersed in the worship of Lord shiva in the form of Nagraja and is also listed as Paadal Petra Sthalam. Read more

  • Airavatheeswara Temple

    Finding its place among the Great Living Chola Temples which are a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site, this temple in Kumbakonam was a gift of Rajaraja Chola II in the 12th century CE. Read more

Tamil Nadu Travel Information at a Glance

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