My Favourite Temples in Tamilnadu  

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Here are some of the must see temples in Tamilnadu which I have visited or I do visit, often.

1. Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai
This everyone would have heard of it, as it was nominated for the new seven wonders of the world.  This is a very big temple with four very big gopurams in all four different directions. This is the landmark for the city Madurai. I used visit this every weekend when I did my schooling. The most attractive part as far me concerned is the Vibuthi Vinayagar at the entrance. I believe a lot in that GOD.

2. Malaikottai Vinayagar Temple, Thiruchirapalli
This is more special temple, which I visit for the sake of marks. After each semester exam got over, I have never failed to visit this temple, before going home for semester holidays. One should never miss to see this Vinayagar, with all "Alangaram" (Makeup). There is a saying in tamil called "Kaana kan kodi vendum" which means "You should have a crore eyes to admire this".  Here it fits well to the context.


3. Big Temple, Thanjavur
This one is so close to my heart, as it is build by my evergreen hero "Raja Raja Chola I". Whenever I step into this temple, even today, I am awestruck by its magnificiant appearance. It appears to be a portrait for Stupendous Victory. As you enter the temple you will find a very big 'Nandhi' (PA for lord Shiva), which you can never find in any other place, of this size. I used to go to this temple early in the morning at 4.30 or very late in night, at the time of closing the temple. I used to accompany my cousin Nallasivam, who has a thunderous voice, with which he sings all devotional songs of lord Shiva. It will be so divine to go with him and enjoy the peacefulness and harmony around.
I should really tell about Ponniyin Selvan, a great novel by Late Kalki R Krishnamoorthy. It portrays the life of Raja Raja I. He is the one who established the Chola empire very vast in India. This novel has a lot of twists and turns in politics which happened around in that period, which is not less than what is happening around now.

4. Thirukadaiyur Abirami Temple
This temple I have visited only a few times. I love this temple because of its history. This was told as a bedtime   story in my childhood by my maternal grandma. I used search for the evidences for that story in this temple, even now when I go there. I couldn't stop inspecting that. The speciality of this temple is the Soul and Divinity that appears in the Abirami statue, that will make one to feel the presence of Almighty.
5. Kapaleeshwara Temple, Chennai
This has become the favourite in recent times of mine. I have visited this with my husband alone, till now. Hence it is becoming so close to my heart nowadays. My husband loves this temple a lot and hence I do. But still the temple is maintained so clean and the Amman here is so divine.
Hope You enjoyed all the temple views!!!!!!!

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