Arulmigu Thiyagarajaswamy Temple - History


Tamil Nadu has innumerable temples, both Saivite and Vaishnavite, which have anancient history and a rich cultural heritage. From this plethora, 275 Saivite temples or punyastalas have been selected as Paadal Petra Stalams on the basis of their antiquity, the richness of their cultural ethos, and the quantum of eulogy dedicated to the temple. In the same manner, 108 Vaishnavite temples have been selected as Divyadesams.

Of the 275 Paadal Petra Stalams, 32 lie in the Tondi Nadu, among which the Thiagarajaswamy temple at Thiruvottiyur is unique. This temple at Thiruvottiyur, several centuries old, eulogized by poets, scholars and devotees alike, affirms the splendor of India’s religious tradition and spiritual ethos.