Masilamaniswara Temple, Thirumullaivoyal, Tiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu has a unique Mercury Siva Lingam. Mercury Siva Lingam is also called Rasa Lingam or Parad Lingam. Masilamaniswara Temple is also mentioned in the hymns of Thevaram, and is a Paadal Petra Sthalam.… Continue Reading
Amritaghateswarar Abhirami Temple அமிர்தகடேஸ்வரர் – அபிராமி கோயில் is located in Thirukkadaiyur, Tamil Nadu. It is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams. This temple is supposed to give longevity to devotees. Lord Siva is worshipped here as Kalantaka (Destroyer of… Continue Reading
Sri Panankatteesar Temple is at Puravar Panankattur (now known as Panayapuram in Villupuram district). Lord Shiva is worshipped as Panankatteesar. It is one of the Paadal Petra Sthalams. The temple is a over 1000 years old. This is said to… Continue Reading
The Brihadeeswarar Temple or Peruvudaiyar Kovil பெருவுடையார் கோயில் / தஞ்சை பெரிய கோவில் is located at Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu. This is one of the largest temples in India. The temple was built in the 11th century by Chola kings.
Kailasanathar Temple is Kanchipuram’s oldest temple, built from 685-705AD by a Rajasimha ruler of the Pallava Dynasty. The temple was also known as Kachipettu Periya Thirukatrali (Stone Temple of Kachipettu). The main shrine has a 16 sided Shivalinga in black granite stone.… Continue Reading
The Marundeeswarar Temple (மருந்தீஸ்வரர் ஆலயம்) is located in the Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai. It is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams, where the three of the most revered Nayanars (Saivite Saints), Appar and Tirugnana Sambandar have glorified the temple with their… Continue Reading
The Angavalanayagi (Dehasundari) Samedha Umamaheswarar temple at Konerirajapuram is famous for the world’s largest bronze idol of Lord Nataraja. In the third avatar of Vishnu, Varaha, God defeated Hiranyaksha and retrieved Bhumidevi from the bottom of the cosmic ocean. The… Continue Reading
Thirupparankundram Murugan Kovil, Madurai is dedicated to Lord Murugan, the son of Lord Shiva. The temple is an architectural delight, and is a rock-cut temple thronged by devotees all round the year. The temple was built in the 8th century by… Continue Reading
The Dhyanalinga Yogic Temple is an energy centre. The uniqueness of the Dhyanalinga is that all the seven chakras are established. Lingadhanda, a copper tube with solidified mercury in it, has all the seven chakras established in their full flow,… Continue Reading
Patteeswara Swamy Temple (Tamil: அருள்மிகு பட்டீஸ்வரர் திருக்கோயில்) is located at Perur Coimbatore. Lord Shiva is known as ‘Patteeswarar’, and Goddess Parvati is known as ‘Panchanayaki’. The Shiva Linga here is believed to be ‘Swayambu Lingam’ (self emerged).