Among the 275 shrines that are largely listed in the Paadal Petra Sthalangal, 19 shrines are greatly listed in this holy city of Tiruchirappalli. This city is also known as Thrichy.
These temples in this sacred city are popularly known for its grand Shivarathri festivity. These shrines can be easily reached by roadways as there are many local buses that ply from the nearby towns and heart of the city.
Special pujas and rituals are conducted according to Hindu rules and regulations and the Vedic practices. It is a scared city that is blessed with ancient Lord Shiva temple dotted in the heart and outskirt of this holy city.
All religious important days, the festive days and auspicious days are grandly celebrated in these shrines with great devotions and dedications. Local pilgrims and devotees of this spot give more significance to these shrines.
There are few temples dedicated to Lord Shiva within the city of Tiruchirapalli. They are as follows.
Tiruchiramalai temple is situated on the way up the hill temple – rock fort, center of city. It is located on the south bank of Cauvery.
Panchavarneswarar koil is located in Mukkeecharam, Urayur center of Tiruchirapalli city that is better known as Nachiyar koil bus stop, and just a few kilometers from main guard gate plus south bank of Cauvery.
Thirukkarkudi, uyyakondan Tirumalai temple is situated at a distance of nearly 3 km west of Tiruchirapalli, south bank of Cauvery.
Thiruvanaikka, Tiruvanaikkaval temple is located at a distance of approximately 3 km north of tiruchirapalli, on the way to Ariyalur, Lalgudi, Srirangam and Samayapuram.
There are many temples of Lord Shiva located in the outskirt of Tiruchirapalli that are marked in the Paadal Petra Sthalangal.
Tirupatrurai, Tiruppalthurai temple is situated at a distance of about 12 km northeast of Tiruchirapalli, Cauvery north bank.
Thiru Erumbiyur, Thiruverumbur temple is located at a distance of approximately 11 km east of Tiruchirapalli, on the thanjavur road.
Tirumanthurai temple is located at a distance of nearly 5 km west of Lalgudi, also called vadagarai manthurai, north bank of Cauvery.
Thiruppaingneeli temple is located at a distance of approximately 8 km northwest of mannachanallur, near Tiruchirapalli, Cauvery north bank.
Thiru Eengoyimalai, Thiruvinganadhamalai temple is situated at a distance of about 7 km northwest of Musiri, on the Tiruchirapalli – Salem road, Cauvery north bank.
Thiruvatpokki, Rathinagiri temple is located at a distance of approximately 10 km south of Kulithalai, Cauvery south bank.
Thiruparaithurai temple is located at a distance of nearly 15 km northwest of tiruchirapalli, on the bus route to karur, kulithalai. Pettavaithalai temple is located at a distance of approximately 24 km northwest from Tiruchirapalli, on the bus route to Karur, Tirupur, Coimbatore.
Thirupazhuvur temple is situated at a distance of about 10 km south of Ariyalur, Cauvery north bank.
Thiruppasila chiramam, Thiruvasi is situated near and south of Thiruppaingneeli temple above, it is just 12 km from Tiruchirapalli.
Anbil Alanthurai temple is located at a distance of nearly 8 km east of Lalgudi. It is just 20 km from Tiruchirapalli. Buses are available from Tiruchirapalli and Lalgudi.
Thirumazhappadi temple is situated at a distance of about 28 km south of Ariyalur, north bank of Kollidam.
Kadambanthurai, Kulithalai temple is located at a distance of approximately 33 km North West of Tiruchirapalli and Thirunedungulam temple is located at a distance of nearly 21 km east of Tiruchirapalli, Cauvery south bank.