- Sri Kalahasteeswarar, Kalahasti (Kattru / Wind): Shrine of the Wind in Kalahasti near Tirupathi, is situated on the on the banks of the River Swarnamukhi.
- Ekambareswarar, Kanchipuram (Nillam/Earth):Built by the Cholas, the shrine is the abode of Lord Shiva worshipped as the Parvathi Lingam, was later rebuilt by the Pallava kings
- Natarajar, Chidambaram (Agayam / Space):Nataraja is Lord Shiva in the Ananda Tandavam. Chidambara Rahasyam, the concept of nothingness (aroopam) is the speciality of this temple.
- Jumbukeswarar, Tiru Aanaikkaa (Neer / Water): Dedicated to Water this temple is near Trichy and Srirangam; a natural spring is within the sanctum.
- Annamalaiyar, Thiruvannamalai (Neruppu / Fire): The most revered Lord Shiva Temple in Tamil Nadu is seated on a hilltop.
21 August 2009
Pancha Bootha Sthalams/Temples of Lord Shiva
Shiva is worshipped as the embodiment of the primary elements of wind, water, fire, earth and space. Here, I take you on a tour to the shrines dedicated to Nature's five elements known as the Panchabootas - Wind, Water, Fire, Earth and Space. Lord Shiva epitomes these five elements. They are: