South India is a hub of devotion, most famous temples of TamilNadu are rich in architecture, sculptures and are historical. Some of the best temples & must visit temples of TamilNadu are listed below.
Anjaneya Swamy Temple
The temple was established in Nanganallur, Chennai by Sri Maruti Bhakta Samajan group of people. They constructed the deity in 1989, and the idol was consecrated (Kumbabishekam) in 1995. Since then, a lot of Anjaneya devotees have been visiting the temple on a daily basis. Through the grace of Sri Raghavendra Swami and Sri Kanchi Paramacharyar, the temple was formed, since both of them are staunch devotees of Lord Anjaneya Swami.
The main shrine of Anjaneya is 90 feet tall, and the main idol of Hanuman is 32 feet tall and was made of single granite stone, and is the second tallest Hanuman after Panchavatee near Puducherry.
By worshipping the Lord in this temple, we can gain positive results in our life. All of our physical and mental problems will be solved and our life will prosper. We will get a strong mind and a strong body, and unnecessary tensions and confusion will be removed permanently from our minds.
Hence it is advisable to worship the Lord in this temple at least once in a year and to get his blessings forever.
Let us chant the name of Lord Anjaneya and be blessed.
“OM SREE ANJANEYA MAHAPRABHUVE NAMAHA”
This temple is an ancient temple in Nanganallur and is administered by the group of Vaishnavas. Similar to Anjaneya temple this is also a famous temple at Nanganallur. Lord Hayagriva idol is considered as Salagrama stone. Here Lord and mother are embracing each other. As this idol shows both embracing each other, it is believed that worshipping the Lord and Mother in this form ensures stronger unity among couples.
Two demons born to Lord Vishnu stole the Vedas from Lord Brahma and hidden it in the netherworld. Lord Brahma worshipped Lord Vishnu and asked him to get back the Vedas from the demons.
The Lord came to Pathala Loka in the form of a horse and fought with the demons Madhu and Kadapa. He killed the demons and returned the Vedas to Brahma. Since Ma Mahalakshmi is sitting on his lap, he came to be known as Lakshmi Hayagriva.
Lord Hayagriva is worshipped as the Lord of knowledge and wisdom.
Dull children and weak children are benefitted by visiting and worshipping the Lord in this temple. Many devotees had shared their experiences also. Apart from education, he will also give us the entire good things in our life. Hence it is advisable to worship the Lord in this temple at least once in a year.
Let us pray to the great god and be blessed.
“OM SREE HAYAGREEVARE NAMAHA”
“OM SREE LAKSHMI DEVIYE NAMAHA”
Sri Rajarajeswari temple is one of the oldest temples and the area is named Nanga Nallai (place of the noblewomen) in honor of the great goddess Rajarajeswari which is now called as Nanganallur. This is a private temple and run by a group of people. This temple has two floors is located at Nanganallur.
Apart from the main shrine of Sri Rajeswari, the following shrines are also present in this temple:
- Lord Dattatreya
- Lord Bhairava
- Sri Lakshmisametha Satyanarayana Swamy
Rajarajeswari Devi adorned with ornaments can be seen in sitting posture. She wears jewels and flower garlands and she looks very beautiful. She is surrounded by Lakshmi, Saraswati, Ganapathi, and Murugan. The shrines of Matangi Devi and Vaarahi Devi are also seen on either side of the sanctum. Fifty-one Shakti Yantras are installed in this temple. It is believed that Rajarajeswari in this shrine was worshipped by the great Sages Agasthyar and Thirumoolar. In the month of Masi, it is observed that in the morning time, the sun rays directly falls on the feet of Devi. Special poojas are done during this time. We will experience the divinity of the Holy Mother everywhere in the temple. This temple is located nearby the Pazhavanthangal Railway station.
By visiting this temple and worshipping the goddess will bring good fortunes in our life. Hence let us try to visit this holy temple at least once in a year and get the blessings of the divine mother Sri Rajeswari.
Let us chant the name of the affectionate mother and be blessed.
“OM SREE RAJARAJESWARIYE NAMAHA”
“OM NAMAH SHIVAYA”
Thayumanavar Swamy Temple
The Thayumanavar Temple is located in the Rockfort Complex in the city of Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu and it is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believed that the temple was constructed by the Pallava king Mahendravarman in the 6th century AD. It was later renovated by the ruler of Madurai and Vijayanagar. The major complex in the temple was constructed during the 8th century by the Pandyan king. .Here Lord Shiva is worshiped as Thayumanavar and Mata Parvati is worshipped as Mattuvar Kuzhali Amman.
This temple was praised by the Nayanar saints and the importance of the temple is mentioned in the sacred text Tevaram, and it is also classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam. Thirugnana sambandar praises the glory of the temple in the famous text tevaram. The great saint Arunagirinathar also praised the glory of the temple.
According to Hindu legend, Once Lord Shiva attended the delivery of a pregnant woman in the form of her mother. The pregnant woman was a staunch devotee of Lord Shiva. Since Lord Shiva took care of his devotee with motherly affection, he was named as Thayumanaswamy.
Childless couples are advised to visit this temple for getting good and noble children. Pregnant ladies can visit this temple with their husband and worship the god and goddess for getting safe delivery and for conceiving the child without any difficulty. The deity is also worshipped for getting all other prosperity in our life. Various health-related and mental related problems will be relieved by visiting this temple.
Hence it is advisable to visit this temple at least once in a month and seek the blessings of the divine father and mother.
Let us pray to them and be blessed.
“OM SREE THAYUMANASWAMIGALE NAMAHA”
“OM SREE MATTUVAR KUZHALI AMMANE NAMAHA”
“OM NAMAH SHIVAYA”
Bhu Varaha Swamy Temple
Bhu Varaha Swamy temple is a Hindu temple, located at Srimushnam, Tamil Nadu. The temple is dedicated to Lord Varaha popularly known as Bhu Varaha Swamy, and his consort Lakshmi is known as Ambujavalli Thayar. The temple is considered as the Sywayambu Kshetra (Self emanated) of Lord Vishnu.
According to the legend, the demon king Hiranyaksha had thrown the earth to the netherworld. Lord Vishnu took the form of Varaha, a boar, and killed the demon, and rescued the earth from the netherworld. It is believed that while fighting, the sweat of the demon king was dropped here, creating the temple tank.
As per another legend, a Nawab who once ruled at this place suffered from health-related problems. Due to the grace of Lord Varaha he had got cured from his ailments. He was pleased with Lord Varaha, and helped in constructing the temple. Till now, every year the deity is taken to the village of the descendants of nawab, and they are making offerings to the deity.
Those who are dealing in real estate business and those who are interested in buying land or house can visit this temple for getting their desires fulfilled. Since the Lord Varaha had brought back the earth goddess from the netherworld, and restored the earth in the normal position. The Lord is mainly worshipped for buying earth related things. He is also a saviour for us and protects us from all sorts of our problems and safeguards us in our difficult times.
Let us worship the great god and be blessed.
“OM SREE BHU VARAHA SWAMIYE NAMAHA”
“OM SREE BHUDEVIYE NAMAHA”
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