Welcome to Tamil Nadu - the land of Temples!
Though there are numerous other attractions that make a trip to Tamil Nadu extremely fruitful, yet it is the large number of magnificent temples that scores above all. So, if you are planning a trip to Tamil Nadu, you just cannot exclude a visit to temples.
Here's a quick tourist guide to the famous temples in Tamil Nadu:
Madurai Meenakshi Temple -
Meenakshi is the presiding deity of this temple located in the town of Madurai. The temple complex , one of the largest in entire India, was initially built by Kulasekara Pandya, however the credit for present grandeur goes to Tirumalai Nayak.
Located few miles from the town of Tirunelveli, the Krishnapuram Temple has Lord Venkata- Chalapathy as its main deity. The mandapam here displays the excellent craftsmanship of the artists of the region.
Kanya Devi, an incarnation of Goddess Parvati, is the presding deity of the temple located in the town of Kanyakumari. The idol of the virgin goddess, made of black stone, adorns the sanctum of the temple.
Lord Rama, before his return to Ayodhya, offered prayers to Lord Shiva at Rameshwaram, and hence the place is extremely holy for Hindu pilgrims. The Rameshwaram temple that we see today was originally a small hut. Parakrama Bahu of Sri Lanka constructed the first structure for the temple. Later the Setupathy rulers made huge changes to the temple. The corridor of the temple, with 4000 pillars, is the longest one in the world.
For more info on Tamil Nadu Temples, visit Tamil Nadu Tourism.
Here are few packages that you can take for your Tamil Nadu Temple Tourism
Temple Tour of Tamilnadu (TT-18)
Tamil Nadu Religious Tour (TT-09)
Pilgrimage Tours (TT-19)
Monday, December 5, 2011