Shiva Temples in Tamilnadu

Kapaleashwarar temple originally a Dravid Jain temple later converted to Hindu temple located in Mylapore, Chennai, India. It is dedicated to the Hindu Lord Shiva also known as Adi Bhagwan of Dravidians ( Arugar, Adinath) and his consort. The original 8th century Shiva temple was built by the Pallavas and located on the shore but it was destroyed by the Portuguese and was re-built as a church 300 years later.
Ekambareswarar Temple, Kancheepuram:
Location : District of Kachipuram in the state of Tamil Nadu
Famous as : Ekambara Nathar Temple
Dedicated To : Lord Shiva
Significance : Panchabhoota Stalams
Also Known as- Ekambaranatha
 The Ekambareswarar Temple is the 1st of the 32 Tevara Stalam built in the Tondai region of Southern India. Reckoned as one of the revered temple, it is the largest temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in Kanchipuram. It is referred to as one of the Pancha Bhoota Stalams signifying the 5 elements of wind, water, Fire, Earth and Space. The temple dominated the historical capital of the Pallava rulers.

Jalakandeswarar Temple, Vellore

Jalakandeswarar Temple - Situated inside the Vellore Fort, this temple boasts of a majestic Gopuram (tower). Here Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of “Jalakandeswarar”. The temple is located at sub-ground levels than the temple moat, hence the name Jalakandeswarar. The temple was in closed state for a very long period. The main Deity of the sanctum sanctorium was taken away to a distant location to save Him from being dishonoured by an appraisal. It was brought back to place in 1980 when there was a severe water scarcity. The then Collector was the key man in getting the deity back to location.

Thiruvanaikaval Temple, Tiruchirapalli

 Thiruvanaikaval Temple or Jambukeswara Temple, dedicated to Shiva is situated 2 Kms east of Srirangam. Legend says that two devotees of Shiva were born under the influence of a curse as a white elephant and a spider.The elephant worshipped Shiva with flowers and water brought in its trunk so the temple is named after the elephant. The Shiv Lingam is installed underan ancient Jambu tree, and is partially submerged by water, that means to represent God incarnate as water.

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