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Tamil Nadu Pilgrimage

Tamil Nadu Pilgrimage
With thousands of
temples occupying the
landscape of Tamil Nadu,
the state is also called the
land of temples. The
diversity in ethos and
religious practices in Tamil
Nadu has led to setting up
of numerous places of
worship, belonging to the
followers of different
religions. Since Hindus are
more in number, their
places of worship
(temples) dot the entire
landscape. On the other
hand, the followers of
many other religions such
as the Muslims, Christians,
Jews, Jains and Sikhs also
inhabit Tamil Nadu. A
number of Churches,
Mosques, Synagogues,
Gurdwaras etc represent
the sentiments of the
abovementioned religions.
Of all the worship places,
temples are the oldest.
Many temples in Tamil
Nadu are more than
thousand years old. Most
of the temples in the state
are built in Dravidian style
i e huge gopurams
(gateways) and towering
Vimanas (storeys). These
temples are proof of the
architectural genius of the
bygone era. The temples
at Mahabalipuram and
Tanjore belong to this
category.
Kanyakumari Temple
Kanyakumari forms the
southern most end of
mainland India. It is also
the place where the
Arabian Sea, the Bay of
Bengal and the Indian
Ocean merge.
Kanyakumari has been a
great center for culture,
civilization and pilgrimage
for years.
Murugan Temple
The Murugan temple at
Tirupporur is one of the
major temples dedicated
to Lord Muruga in
Tamilnadu. The Murugan
temple is situated at a
distance of about 45 Km
from Chennai. It is an
ancient temple, which
was built during the reign
of the Pallava rulers.
Meenakshi Temple
The Meenakshi temple
complex is one of the
largest in India. The
presiding deity at the
Meenakshi temple at
Madurai, the Athens of
South India, is Goddess
Meenakshi. The nucleus of
the temple is older than
the Madurai city.
Rameshwaram Temple
The Ramanathaswamy
Temple is one of the most
sacred shrines of the
Hindus in India. The
Jyotirlingam at the
Ramanathaswamy temple
is the southernmost of the
12 Jyotirlingams of India. It
is considered as holy as
Banaras/Kashi.
Swamimalai Temple
The Swamimalai temple is
one of the six shrines
dedicated to Lord
Subramanya. The
Swaminathan temple is
associated with the legend
of Skanda having re-
initiated his father Shiva,
with the concept of the
oneness of creation of
Omkaram. The temple is
built on an artificial hill,
approached by a flight of
steps.
Velankanni
Velankanni is one of the
most taken pilgrimages in
India. Situated amidst
shores of Bay of Bengal,
Velankanni is a
picturesque town. The
city is famous for the
shrine Basilica that is
dedicated to 'Lady of
health'. The shrine draws
pilgrims from all faiths
and from all over the
world.


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