Shiva Temples of Tamilnadu

Thevaara Paadal Petra Shivasthalangal


Pandiya Naadu - Temple List


Temple LocationDeity known as
1TiruAalavai (Madurai)Sokkanathar
2TiruAppanurAappudaiyar
3TirupparankundramParangirinathar
4TiruvedagamEdaganatheswarar
5TirukodunkundramKodunkundreesar
6TirupputturTiruthalinathar
7TiruppunavayilPazhampathinathar
8RameswaramRamanathaswamy
9TiruvadanaiAadanainathar
10TirukkaanapperKaalaiyappar
11TirupuvanamPoovananathar
12TiruchuzhiyalTirumeninathar
13KuttralamKurumpalaanathar
14TirunelveliNellaiappar

Madurai, Virudunagar, Ramanathapuram, Pudukottai, Sivagangai and Tirunelveli districts of Tamilnadu were part of the region referred to as Pandiya Naadu during the days when the Theveram Hymns were sung by the Nayanmars.


Districtwise location of the temples
Madurai DistrictMadurai, Tiru Appanur, Tirupparankundram, Tiruvedagam
Virudunagar DistrictTiruchuzhiyal
Ramanathapuram DistrictRameswaram, Tiruvaadaanai
Sivagangai DistrictTiruputtur, Tirukkaanapper (Kaalayarkovil), Tiruppuvanam, Tirukodunkundram (Piranmalai)
Pudukottai DistrictTiruppunavayil
Tirunelveli DistrictKuttralam, Tirunelveli

Ashta Veeratta Sthalam


The temples where Shiva is believed to have performed his dance with fury are referred as Ashta (eight) Veeratta Sthalangal. All the eight temples are situated in Tamilnadu and are located in these places.
1. Thiruvadhigai
2. Thirukurukkai
3. Thirukovilur
4. Vazhoovur
5. Thirukkadayur
6. Thiruppariyalur
7. Thirukandiyur
8. Thiruvirkudi.

Jyothir Linga


Rameswaram is one of the 12 Jyothilingams, that is in Tamilnadu. All the other 11 Jyothirlingams are situated in North India.

Shakthi peetam


Pandya naadu temples which are also listed as Shakti Peetam -

1. Madurai - Meenakshi
2. Tirunelveli - Gandhimathi
3. Kutralam - Parashakthi
4. Rameshwaram - Parvathavarthini

Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam in and around Madurai connecting TiruAlavai, TiruAppanur, Tiruvedagam and Tirupparankundram.
Map courtesy by: Google Maps

Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam in Shivagangai district - Map
A - Tirupuvanam, B - kalayar koil, C - Tiruputtur, D - Piranmalai
Map courtesy by: Google Maps