Shiva Temples of Tamilnadu

Thevaara Paadal Petra Shivasthalangal


Nadu Naadu - Temple List


Temple LocationDeity known as
1Tirunelvayil ArathuraiArathurai Nathar
2Pennagadam (Thoongaanai Maadam)Sudarkozhundeesar
3TirukkoodalaiyatrurNerikkattunayagar
4ErukkattampuliyurSwedhaarka Vaneswarar
5TiruthinaiNagarSivakozhundeesar
6TiruchopuramChopuranathar
7TiruvathigaiAthigaiVeerattanathar
8TirunaavalurTirunaavaleswarar
9TirumudukundramPazhamalainathar
10TirunelvennaiVennaiyappar
11TirukkovilurVeeratteswarar
12TiruAraiyaninallurOppillaadha Eswarar
13TiruvidaiyaruIdaiyattrunathar
14TiruvennainallurKripapureeswarar
15TiruthuraiyurPasupatheeswarar
16VadugurPanchanatheeswarar
17TirumaanikuzhiVaamanapureeswarar
18TiruppadiripuliyurPaadaleeswarar
19TirumundeeswaramSivaloga Nathar
20Puravar PanankatturPanankatteesar
21Tiru AamaathurAzhagiyanayanaar
22TiruvannamalaiArunachaleswarar
23KiliyanurAgatheeswarar

Villupuram, Cuddalore, Tiruvannamalai districts of Tamilnadu were part of the region referred to as Nadu Naadu during the days when the Teveram Hymns were sung by the Nayanmars.


Districtwise location of the temples
Cuddalore DistrictTirumudukundram (Viruddhachalam), Tirunelvayil Arathurai, Pennagadam (Thoongaanai Maadam), Tirukkoodalaiyatrur, Erukkattampuliyur, TiruthinaiNagar, Tiruchopuram, Tiruvathigai, Tirumaanikuzhi, Tiruppadiripuliyur,
Villupuram DistrictTirunaavalur, Tirunelvennai, Tirukkovilur, TiruAraiyaninallur, Tiruvidaiyaru, Tiruvennainallur, Tiruthuraiyur, Tirumundeeswaram, Puravar Panankattur, Tiru Aamaathur
Tiruvannamalai DistrictTiruvannamalai
Pondicherry StateVadugur

Few Temples in Thondai Naadu are in Vizhuppuram and Tiruvannamalai Districts. See Also Thondai Naadu - Temple List.

Saptha Vidanga Sthalangal


According to legend, a Chola king named Musukuntha obtained a boon from Indra (a celestial deity) and wished to receive the image of Thyagaraja Swamy worshipped by Indra. Indra, not willing to give the image being worshipped by him, tried to misguide the king and had six other images made and asked Musukuntha to choose what he wanted. But the king chose the right image and Lord Indira gave the original and 6 other Thyagarajar images to the king. The kind installed the original image at Tiruvarur and the other six images were installed in ThiruNallaaru, Nagapattinam, Tirukarayil, Tirukolili, Thiruvaaimur and Tirumaraikadu. These 7 temples are collectively referred as Saptha Vidanga Sthalangal.



Map of Nadu Naadu temples in Vizhuppuram district. Map courtesy by: Google Maps


Map of Nadu Naadu temples in Cuddalore District. Map courtesy by: Google Maps