Chennai is one of the prominent India cities known for its religious places, beaches and modern buildings. It is home to many corporate offices and educational institutions. There are people from all over India and world visiting Chennai for various reasons like leisure, business, or work. The city is famous for its ancient temples and places of worship and they are steeped with rich history.
If you are on a visit to temples here, you have many of them situated in and around the city. A few of the prominent ones are given below:
Some of the temples built in Chennai date back to thousands of years and were built by the Chola dynasty rulers. One of the most famous among them is the Kapaleeswarar temple, which is located close to the seashore and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is said to have been rebuilt during the Vijayanagar Empire. It is one of the fine examples of the Dravidian architecture in the city.
It is said that Parvati worshipped Shiva in the form of a peacock in this temple. You can also find a tank right behind the temple, which hosts an annual float festival. The believers and worshippers from far-off places come to this temple to offer their obeisance to Lord Shiva. It is well connected with all the famous attractions in Chennai and can be reached by taxi, autos and cabs.
The Parthasarthy Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is also one of the famous temples in the city. This temple dates back to the 8th century. You can find a number of inscriptions, murals and sculptures of the different incarnations of Lord Vishnu here. The name of the temple is after Krishna’s role as a charioteer of Arjuna during the battle in the epic Mahabharata.
The temple is located in Triplicane, which means the tank with beautiful lilies. The temple is always crowded with the devotees of Lord Krishna. The daily aarti here is performed every morning between 4 to 5 am and once in the evening. You can easily reach this place as it is located in the centre of the city. You can find various idols showcasing different avatars of Lord Vishnu like:
Chennai is also home to a magnificent Jain Temple known as Parrys Jain Temple. It is a new structure as compared to the other temples in the city. Nevertheless, its intricate architecture, design and exteriors make it one of the unique places in the city to visit. The temple is an inspiration from the Dilwara Temples in the state of Rajasthan.
The other temples to visit here are the ISKON, Arulmigu Kapaleeswarar Temple, Madhya Kailash Temple, Jagannath Temple, Vadapalni Murugan Temple, and so on. The city offers a decent stay through many hotels located in and around. The Raintree Chennai offers easy booking of rooms here. Why not have a great time staying comfortably and visiting the best temples in the city?