The state Tamil Nadu is famous for its temples. In fact it is often referred as the land of temples. There are more than 30,000 temples in Tamil Nadu which represent the architecture of various dynasties. The history behind these beautiful temples is that the state was ruled by so many ruling dynasties and each made superb structure, thus the ancient art reached its zenith.
The excellent fact about the magnificent temples of Tamil Nadu is that these were not for worship only but they were used as social gathering venues as well as hospitals. More over the art of all forms like music, dance, drama and handicrafts gained popularity and flourished in these complxes also. These pilgrimage site attract a huge number of tourists across the globe every year.
It is not possible to discuss about all the heritage and religious sites of Tamil Nadu. Here I am giving a brief description about the top 5 most important buildings of Tamil Nadu. Though it is very difficult to list all of them. Each complex here is simply marvelous in its own way.
One of the famous and ancient temple of Tamil Nadu is Minakshi Temple, situated in the city Madurai.
It is considered as one of the architectural master piece and a treasure trove of Indian culture. It is a temple of Shiva and Minakshi sprawling over the city. In fact it is Minakshi temple which dominates the whole Madurai. It is also the centre of art and culture of the place.
The temple of Kanyakumari is one of the oldest temples in India. It is a temple of Devi Parvati containing a big legend. The architecture of the temple is typical South Indian style containing Dravidian style.
The Natarajh of Chidambaram:
Situated about 250 km South of Chennai the temple of Natarajh is dedicated to Lord Natarajah. It is one of the respected temple of the place because of its sanctity and miracle stories.
Krishnapuram is a small village in city of Tamil Nadu. This temple is famous for various images,idols and sculptures. The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Venkata- Chalapathy ith Sri Devi and Bhoo Devi. There are some renowned festivals celebrated on the temple every year.