The South India Temple Tour brings before us the existence of divine and religious temples situated across the cities of south India. This tour helps to discover the traditions and culture of south indian people. The tour visit covers almost all the magnificently built South Indian Temples by the great kings who ruled our country across various periods. Starting from Chennai, Parthasarathy temple is one of the oldest temple located in Triplicane built in the 8th century. Here one can worship the various avatars of Lord Vishnu as Krishna, Rama, Narashima, Varaha idol separately.
Kapaleeswarar temple, Mylapore is another famous temple built in 7th century by the pallavas. Lord Shiva in the name of ArulmiguKapaleeshwar and Goddess Parvathi asKarpagambal appears as idol and main God of worship. The most important festival celebrated in this temple is Arubathimooval festival during the tamil month of panguni. Sri VadapalaniAndavar Temple built in 1890 and located at Vadapalani. The temple houses Lord Murugan in the standing posture as like Palani temple murugan. Temple car festival will be celebrated during auspicious day meant to Lord Murugan. The best thing about this temple is marriage conducted in this temple is considered sacred by the hindus.
Ashtalakshmi temple situated near Elliot’s beach,Besantnagar is a temple for goddess Lakshmi. “Ashta” means eight. So eight forms of representations of Goddess giving wealth like offspring, success, prosperity, food, courage, bravery, wealth, and knowledge.Accordingly eight Goddess named as Santana Lakshmi,Aadilakshmi,VijayaLakshmi,Dhanalakshmi, Dhaanyalakshmi, Dhairiyalakshmi, Mahalakshmi, andGajalakshmi.
Also many temples likeMangaduKamakshiamman Temple, Kaligambal Temple,ThambuChetty Street,AdeeswarTemple,Jain temple, Ayyappan Temple,ThirumalaiThirupathiDevasthanam Temple, Madhya Kailash Temple,Marudeeswarar Temple,Ranganatha Temple, Thiruneermalai, Anjaneya Temple, Nanganallur,Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Mylapore and ISKCON temple are well known temples in Chennai.
Another place in south India, Kanchipuram is famous for temples and called as “City of Thousand Temples”. It is also famous for silk sarees. The temples in Kanchipuram depicts our historical, cultural and Dravidian heritage symbolizing the ruled king’s interest in arts and culture.Ekambareswarar Temple real existence is known from 2nd century and the temple has undergone many renovations during various periods ruled by various kings. The current existence of the temple was the work of Krishnadevaraya, the most famous Vijayanagar King who lived in the year 1509. This temple looks huge with door nearly 40 feet tall. Kamakshi Amman Temple is a 7th century ancient temple in Kanchipuram where the main Goddess Sakthi is considered as the chief God among all the famous Goddess Sakthi temple. Golden chariot and gold plated main tower is the unique thing in this temple.Kailasanathar Temple built in 8th century by the pallava kings is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple has intricate carved pillars which shows the importance of architectural excellence in ancient India. Devarajaswami Temple built by vijayanagar empire is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The most memorable event of this temple is that the 10 metres tall Lord Vishnu idol is taken out from water once in every forty years for devotees worship and again put back in water. Lastly in 1979 the Lord Vishnu idol taken back from water. Thus south India temple tour will be very interesting and informative.