October 10, 2023
Explore the rich tapestry of Tamilian culture through a tour of 13 famous temples in Chennai. Immerse yourself in the spirituality and heritage of the region as you visit these iconic landmarks.
1. Kapaleeswarar Temple
Dedicated to Arulmigu Kapleeshwar- form of Lord Shiva and Goddess Karpagambal- form of Parvati, Kapaleeswarar is one of the most popular Shiva temple in Chennai.
2. Marundheeswarar Temple
One of the most revered temples in Chennai, Marundheeswarar is believed to be built in the 11th century. Here, Lord Shiva is worshipped as Marundheeswarar- a healer of all ailments.
3. Ekambareswarar Temple
This temple a very popular temple on the list of Hindu temples in Chennai. In Ekambareswarar Temple, the Lord Shiva is worshipped with full grandeur and devotion, along with other Gods like Ganesha, Vishnu, Shakthi, Surya and Goddess Kamakshi.
4. Parthasarathy Temple
One of the most prominent Vishnu temples in Chennai, Parthasarathy Temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna.
5. Sri Vadapalani Andavar Temple
Sri Vadapalani Andavar temple, also known as Vadapalani Murugan Temple is dedicated to Lord Murugan and considered as one of the major attractions of Chennai.
Another beautiful Chennai temple, dedicated to Lord Murugan is Kandha Kottam. Resting over sprawling 8 acres of land, this temple also has’ saravanapoigai’- a huge tank, right behind
7. Kalikambal Temple
The list of famous temples in Chennai also has Kalikambal Temple. Originally located near the sea shore, this temple, dedicated to Kaligambal and Kamateswarar was re-located to its current location, in 1640.
8. Thirumala Thirupathi Devasthanam Temple
Out of all the famous temples in Chennai, Thirumala Thirupathi Devasthanam Temple is famed for maximum footfall, throughout the year, especially on Saturdays and during festivals.
9. Ashtalakshmi Temple
Situated by the Elliot Beach, Ashtalakshmi Temple is a religious wonder and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful temples in Chennai.
10. Shree Chandraprabhu Jain Naya Mandir
Shree Chandraprabhu Jain Naya Mandir is one of the most popular Jain temples in Chennai.
11. Mangadu Kamakshiamman Temple
The Mangadu Kamakshiamman Temple is located in Mangadu, a suburb between Kundrathur and Poonamalle in Chennai.
12. Adeeswar Temple
Adeeswar Temple is a popular Jain temple in Chennai. It is belived that the temple was constructed in the 1st century BC, which is why it is also known as Kesarwadi Jain Temple by the locals.
13. Mahalingapuram Ayyappan Temple
The Mahalingapuram Ayyappan temple was the first Ayyappan temple to be built in Chennai.