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  • Viswaroopa Adhivyadhihara Sri Bhaktha Anjaneyaswami Temple

    Viswaroopa Adhivyadhihara Sri Bhaktha Anjaneyaswami Temple

    Carved from a single rock, the 32 feet idol of Sri Anjaneyar is the main highlight of this temple and is believed to have curative and healing powers. Located at Nanganallur, people come here to worship for good health. Here, you would also find idols of Sri Rama, Sri Lakshmana, ...

  • Church of Our Lady of Expectations

    Church of Our Lady of Expectations

    When Saint Thomas reached Chennai in 70 AD, he stayed at this particular area and after his death, a group of Portuguese built a church at this spot. This was by the name of the Church of Our Lady of Expectations. Situated in the St. Thomas Mount, the Church of ...

  • Madhya Kailash Temple

    Madhya Kailash Temple

    Close to IIT Chennai, Madhya Kailash Temple is a famous Hindu temple located in the south of the city. Venkata Ananda Vinayakar is the main deity of the temple and the shrine is encircled by Lord Shiva, Surya, Devi and Vishnu. On Vinayaka Chaturthi, sunrays fall directly on the presiding ...

  • Sri Uttara Guruvayurappan Temple

    Sri Uttara Guruvayurappan Temple

    Situated in the temple town of Nanganallur in Chennai which was once a thick forest and residing ground for many tapasvis, Sri Uttara Guruvayurappan Temple boasts of finest Kerala architecture and the inauguration of the temple was done in April 1975.

    The temple was named so because it ...

  • ISKCON Chennai Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple

    ISKCON Chennai Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple

    Inaugurated in April 2012 and spread across 1.5 acres of land, the Sri Radha Krishna Temple of ISKCON is the largest Radha Krishna temple in Tamil Nadu. Located on the East Coast Road, the main deities at the temple are Krishna and Rukmini.

    Apart from them, other deities ...

  • Annai Velankani Church

    Annai Velankani Church

    Located in Besant Nagar close to the beach, Annai Velankani is one of the most crucial praying areas and is regarded as the mecca for all Christians as well as people from other castes and religions as well. Every Thursday a special service is held in the evening from 7.30 ...

  • Anderson Church

    Anderson Church

    Named after the first missionary of the Scotland Church, John Anderson, the Anderson Church is one of the most important historic buildings in Chennai. John Anderson is known for building a school in a rented house in George Town during his visit to Madras in 1837. After his death in ...

  • Pallikondeswarar Temple

    Pallikondeswarar Temple

    Located in the Surutapalli village on the Tirupati (Balaji) route, the temple is 60 kilometres away from Chennai. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Pallikondeswarar temple is the only temple where Shiva’s head is placed on Parvati’s lap. If you happen to visit this temple during Maha Shivratri and Sani Pardosham, witness ...

  • Sri Santhana Srinivasa Perumal Temple

    Sri Santhana Srinivasa Perumal Temple

    Situated in the quaint town of Mogappair (which means blessed with a child), it is believed that the main shrine of the temple possess the magical power of granting parenthood. Owing to this strong belief, many childless couples visit the temple and offer prayers to the Lord. Many have benefited ...

  • Kapaleeshwar Temple

    Kapaleeshwar Temple

    Dating back to the 7th century, Kapaleeshwar Temple is a fine example of Dravidian architecture. Dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati (who is worshipped in the form of Karpagambal - Goddess of the Wishing Tree), the temple is a marvel of beauty and architecture. There are two entrances to the ...

  • Kalikambal Temple

    Kalikambal Temple

    Constructed in 1678, Kalikambal is primarily a Hindu temple and dedicated to Goddess Kalikambal, also known as Kamakshi (another form of Goddess Parvati) and Lord Kamateswarar. There is a placard and picture of Shivaji inside the temple as incidentally this is where the great warrior Shivaji used to pray in ...

  • Sri Parthasarathy Temple Triplicane

    Sri Parthasarathy Temple Triplicane

    Dedicated to Lord Krishna, Sri Parthasarathy Temple Triplicane is quite close to the Marina beach and is situated at Triplicane in Chennai. Literally, the word ‘Parthasarathy’ means Arjun’s charioteer and hence the temple has a unique significance of being one of the very few temples in India to be dedicated ...

  • San Thome Church

    San Thome Church

    This 155 feet high church has huge significance as there are only three basilicas that are built over the tomb of St. Thomas (One of the seven Apostles of Jesus Christ, St. Thomas was buried in Mylapore) in the world. The first one is in Rome, the second in Spain ...

  • Vadapalani Murugan Temple

    Vadapalani Murugan Temple

    Dedicated to Lord Muruga, Vadapalani Murugan Temple is almost 125 years old. It is quite popular in Chennai as many religious rites and marriage ceremonies are conducted here. Legend says that Annaswami Nayakar, an ardent devotee of Lord Muruga made a tiny thatched hut where he placed the image of ...

  • Jagannath Temple Kanathur

    Jagannath Temple Kanathur

    Just 1 kilometre away from the main East Coast Road, the temple is located in Kanathur in Chennai. The main shrine of the temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu along with Balabhadra and Subhadra. There are beautiful idols of Lord Shiva, Ganesh, Yoganarasimha, Devi Gajalakshmi and Bimala inside the temple ...

  • Little Mount Shrine

    Little Mount Shrine

    Little Mount has two main shrines - the cave (where one of Jesus’s Apostles often comes for meditation) and the miraculous spring. The latter is also known as St. Thomas' fountain.

    It is believed that the holy Apostle who resided at the Little Mount was overwhelmed by people ...

  • Shirdi Sai Baba Temple

    Shirdi Sai Baba Temple

    Chennai is home to many Sai temples but the one located in Mylapore is indeed a must-visit for any pilgrim. Also known as All India Sai Baba Samaj, this is a popular pilgrim spot in india. Other idols of Lord Ram and Lord Krishna can also be found in this ...

  • Marundeeswarar Temple

    Marundeeswarar Temple

    Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is managed by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamil Nadu. The temple was expanded by the Chola dynasty in the 11th century. The main shrine of Lord Shiva comprises of Shiva’s three forms - Lord Theyagaraja, Lord Marundeeswarar (believed ...

  • Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple

    Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple

    Dedicated to Hindu Lord Vishnu, Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple has a statue of the lord in a reclining posture on the five-headed serpent and worshipping the Shiva lingam. This is quite similar to the idol placed in Padmanabha Swamy Temple of Thiruvananthapuram. The sight is quite captivating and one cannot ...

  • Arupadai Veedu Temple

    Arupadai Veedu Temple

    Located at Besant Nagar, Arupadai Veedu Temple attracts a lot of people from across the globe. While Lord Murugan is the famed lord in Tamil Nadu but you would rarely find all the six avtaars of the Lord under one roof. This rare form can be found at Arupadai Veedu ...

  • Varasiddhi Vinayakar Temple

    Varasiddhi Vinayakar Temple

    Located opposite the Besant Nagar bus depot, this temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha who is also addressed as Varasiddhi Vinayaka. Many poojas (prayer ceremonies) are conducted at this temple and quite often alms are distributed amongst poor. A special musical and cultural program is held during the time of ...

  • Puttaparthi Sairam Temple Sundaram

    Puttaparthi Sairam Temple Sundaram

    Approximately 9 kilometres away from the main city, this temple is located in RA Puram and was built by Shri Sathya Sai Baba. It is also one amongst the three main temples that were founded by Shri Sathya Sai Baba.

    The beautiful lotus-shaped prayer hall is spread across ...

  • Ashtalakshmi Temple

    Ashtalakshmi Temple

    Close to the shores of Bay of Bengal, Ashtalakshmi temple is the only temple in the east coast of Tamil Nadu that is dedicated to the Goddess of wealth and Goddess of the eightfold achievements - Mahalakshmi. It boasts of a graceful shrine of Mahalakshmi in her eight forms on ...

  • Our Lady of Lourdes Church

    Our Lady of Lourdes Church

    The Marian shrine at the church is popularly recalled as the facsimile of the Basilica at Lourdes in France. It witnesses a huge crowd from across the world throughout the year. It is located in the vibrant town of Perambur in Chennai.

    Many people who visit this place ...

  • Kumaran Kundram

    Kumaran Kundram

    Kumaran Kundram is almost 40 years old and is located on the hillock in Chrompet, one of the suburban areas in Chennai. At this temple, Lord Murugan is worshipped as the powerful deity as it is similar to the one in Swamimalai town in Thanjavur district in Tamil Nadu.

  • Armenian Church

    Armenian Church

    Reconstructed in 1772 on the Armenian cemetery, this church has become popular as it houses a stunning bell tower (also known as belfry) that contains 6 bells. With a massive weight of 150 kilograms per bell, the bells are huge in size ranging from 21 to 26 inches. At 9:30 ...

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  • Karaneeswarar Temple

    Karaneeswarar Temple

    Primarily a Hindu temple, the Karaneeswarar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Swarnaambikai (who is the divine mother Shakti). The lingam inside the temple is unusually a square-shaped one. Standing tall with a 7-storied gopuram, the temple boasts of beautiful South-Indian architectural designs.

    During Brahmotsavam and ...

  • Sringeri Saradha Peetam Temple

    Sringeri Saradha Peetam Temple

    Situated close to Natesan Park and Tirupati Devasthanam Balaji Temple, Sringeri Saradha Peetam Temple is one amongs the five mutts that were established by Shri Adi Shankaracharya thousands of years ago. This temple is managed by the Sringeri mutt and Sarada Devi Parameshwari (Goddess of Learning) is the main deity ...

  • Qurasani Mosque

    Qurasani Mosque

    Situated in the vibrant part of Chennai, Adyar, Qurasani Mosque is flanked by stunning minarets on sides. Known for conducting special prayer meetings and ceremonies in its large prayer hall, thi mosque is visited by a large number of people. What's more it is home to a library and a ...

  • Ramakrishna Mutt

    Ramakrishna Mutt

    Established in the year 1897 by Swami Ramakrishnananda, Ramakrishna Mutt has been visited by the Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi, Swami Brahmananda and Swami Shivananda. Located at the Mylapore Tank bus stop, it has idols of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda.

    The Mutt provides free ...

  • Periaapaalayath Amman Temple

    Periaapaalayath Amman Temple

    Periaapaalayath Amman Temple is easily accessible from different parts of Chennai by buses and local taxis. Dedicated to Goddess Periyapalayathamma, (one of the avatars of Goddess Shakti), this temple also has shrines of Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha, Lord Muruga and many others. Many people visit this temple in huge numbers ...

  • Thousand Lights Mosque

    Thousand Lights Mosque

    As the name suggests, it is said that almost one thousand oil lamps were lit up to illuminate the hall of this Mosque. Located in Anna Salai close to the Anna flyover, Thousands Lights Mosque is one of the largest mosques in India.

    Built in the year 1810 ...

  • Ratnagirishwarar Temple

    Ratnagirishwarar Temple

    Managed by registered Bhaktha Mandali, the temple primarily aims at the spiritual needs of its devotees. Approximately 13 kilometres from Vellore, this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is widely known for the Murugan temple perched on the hillock which can be reached by climbing almost 130 steps.

  • Adeeswar Temple

    Adeeswar Temple

    Adeeswar Temple is one of the most noted temples of Jainism in Chennai and is dedicated to Shri Rishabhadev (Adi Bhagvan). Adeeswar temple was constructed in the early 1st century BC. Legend says that Valluvar who resided in Mylapore was the first to observe the temple. However, some scholars debate ...

  • Mundakaneeyaman Temple

    Mundakaneeyaman Temple

    Known by the locals as Mundagakkanni Amman Temple, it is dedicated to Goddess Renuka Parameswari who is also addressed as Mundagakkanni Amman. An ancient structure, some say that the temple was built around 1,300 years old.

    The architecture of the temple is marvellous with a three tiered rajagopuram. ...

  • St. Andrews Church

    St. Andrews Church

    Constructed in the year 1780 for the Scottish community in Chennai, St Andrews Church is recognised as `the Queen of Scottish Churches in the East'. Also known as Kirk, the church is managed by the body of Church of South India (CSI). The church was conceptualised and constructed by the ...

  • CSI Wesley Church

    CSI Wesley Church

    Built in the year 1905, CSI Wesley Church is situated in the Royapettah area in Egmore in Chennai. The church is easily accessible as it is just 50 meters away from the bus stop. Founded by the Methodists earlier, it has now become a part of the Church of South ...

  • CSI Church House of Prayer

    CSI Church House of Prayer

    Built in the year 1947 at St. George’s Cathedral Chennai, this church was formed from the union of the South India United Church and the southern provinces of the Anglican Church of India, Pakistan, Burma and Ceylon. The church campus reverberates with prayers and hymns making it a prayer hall ...

  • Wallajah Mosque

    Wallajah Mosque

    A historic landmark and an architectural marvel, the Wallajah mosque is popularly known as the Big Mosque in Chennai. Built by Muhammad Ali Walajah, the building was constructed in line with proper symmetry and is a great example of Indian, Islamic and Iranian architecture. Neither metal nor wood was used ...

  • St. Mary's Church

    St. Mary's Church

    Popularly known as the Westminster Abbey of the East, St. Mary’s Church is part of the famous St. George Fort. It is one of the oldest Anglican churches and British buildings in India. Established in the year 1680, the church's architecture is worth admiring.

    Today the church has ...

  • St. Thomas Mount National Shrine

    St. Thomas Mount National Shrine

    Built over the tomb of St. Thomas and standing tall at 300 feet above sea level, this church is located in close proximity to Chennai International Airport. The National Shrine is part of the Catholic Diocese of Chingleput, supervised under Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. A. Neethinathan.

    Dedicated to ...

  • Lord Shantinath Jain Temple

    Lord Shantinath Jain Temple

    While most of the temples and other worship places in Chennai display a beautiful design made of rocks, this two-tiered Shantinath Jain temple is a marvel in itself as it was made from limestone and marble. Shimmering white and showcasing the brilliance in architecture, this temple attracts a lot of ...