Tamilnadu is located on the southern part of India. It is bounded by the Bay of Bengal on the east, and by Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh states on the other three sides.
|Location of the temples||Lord Shiva known as|
The present day Coimbatore, Erode, Namakkal, Tiruppur and Karur Districts of Tamilnadu were part of the region referred to as Kongu Naadu during the time when Thevaram Hymns were sung by the Nayanmars.
|Districtwise location of these temples|
|Tiruppur District||Tiruppukkoliyur (Avinasi), Tirumuruganpoondi|
|Erode District||Tirunanaa (Bhavani), Tirupaandikkodumudi|
|Karur District||Venjamaakudal, Karuvoor (Karur)|
The five grand temples enshrining Lord Shiva as a manisfestation of five elements are known as Pancha Bootha Sthalangal. These are:-
1. Tiruvannamalai (Fire)
2. Kancheepuram (Land)
3. Tiruvanaikaval (Water)
4. Sri Kalahasti (Air) and
5. Chidambaram (Sky)
Out of the above, Sri Kalahasti is in the state of Andhra Pradesh.