Paadal Petra Sthalangal in Chennai

In Tamil Tevaram hymns, Lord Shiva Temples are glorified as the Paadal Petra Sthalangal. There are 275 temples in this particular list. It is to be noted that these temples have been in existence for nearly 1000 years.  It is to be remembered that 3 Nayanamars – Thirunavukarasar, Sambandar and Sundarar has mentioned about these temple in Tevaram Hymns that was composed and authored by them. They lived between 7th and 9th century A.D.

Among these 275 Temples, those temples located in Chennai are 17 in number and they are scattered in and round Chennai.

  1. Chennai Paadalpetra Sthalangal
  2. Thiruvotriyur Temple is located in North Chennai
  3. Kapaleeswarar temple is located in Mylapore, Chennai
  4. Marundeeswarar Temple is located in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai
  5. Thiruvalithaayam temple is located in Padi, Chennai
  6. Thirumullaivayil temple is located in chennai-Avadi road
  7. Thiruverkadu temple is located in chennai-Poonamallee road, 2 km west of Thiruverkadu Karumari Amman Temple
  8. Thirupasoor temple is located at a distance of 5 km west of Tiruvallur
  9. Thiruidaichuram temple is located at a distance of  7 km in Chengalpet – Tiruporur road
  10. Thirukachoor temple is located at a distance of  2 km northwest of Singaperumalkoil (tambaram- chengalpet road)
  11. Thiruvaalangadu temple is located at a distance of  16 km from tiruvallur (chennai-tiruvallur-arakkonam road)
  12. Thirukalahasthi temple is located at a distance of  110 km from Chennai in Andhra Pradesh (route – chennai-tada-kalahasthi)
  13. Thiruvenbakkam temple is located in Poondi, 12 km northwest of Tiruvallur
  14. Ilambayam kottur temple is located at a distance of 25 km west of Sriperambudur (Koovam)
  15. Thiruvirkolam temple is located in Koovam (16 km southwest of tiruvalur), 3 km from Ilambayam kottur
  16. Thirukazhukkundram temple is located in chennai-mamallapuram-chengalpattu road
  17. Achirupaakkam temple is located at a distance of 16 km south of  Madurantakam (chengalpattu-tindivanam road)
  18. Thirukkallil, Tirukandalam temple is located at a distance of  36 km north of Chennai, on the Periyapalayam Road

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