Oldest temples in each state of South India that you must visit

Temples in India play a crucial part in our understanding of our history and culture. Much of our culture is shaped by religion and all the myths and legends that surround it. To this day, the way we think is subconsciously affected by these things. India is a land of over 2 million temples. Each year, that number increases substantially even though we are still discovering more about temples that have existed for several centuries now. Many of the oldest temples in our country are found in South India. If ancient temples are a topic of interest to you, then you’re in luck.

Here is a list of the oldest temples from each state in South India that you must visit to enrich yourself.

Chenthilandavar Temple – Tamil Nadu

The Chenthilandavar Temple is supposedly the oldest temple in Tamil Nadu. Believed to have been built during the 1st century A.D., this temple is said to be over a thousand years old. It is located in the town of Tiruchendur and is 40 kilometres from Toothukudi. It is the only Hindu temple not to have an eastern gateway. This temple is dedicated to Lord Murugan.

Parasurameswara Swamy Temple – Andhra Pradesh

Believed to be the oldest temple in Andhra Pradesh and also the oldest temple dedicated to Shiva, This temple has a lot of history behind it. The Shiva Lingam in the temple is said to date all the way back to the 3rd century B.C. The temple is located in the Gudimallam village, which is around 13 kilometres away from Tirupati.

Also read: Sky diving spots in India for an adrenaline thrill

Chalukya Shiva Temple – Karnataka

Well-known among the oldest temples in India, the Chalukya Shiva Temple dates back to the 5th century. The temple was originally dedicated to Vishnu, however, its main shrine now houses a Shiva Linga with a Nandi. The temple is located in the Bagalkot district and is 37 kilometres away from the city of Bagalkot.

Alampur Navabrahma Temples – Telangana

Despite having “Nava-Brahma “ in their names, these temples are dedicated to Shiva. They were built by the Badami Chalukyas sometime during the 5th century. These temples are easily the oldest temples in Telangana. The temples are located in the town of Alampur in the district of Jogulamba Gadwal. Alampur is 215 kilometres away from Hyderabad.

Vaikom Sree Mahadev Temple – Kerala

This is yet another temple that is dedicated to Shiva. The Vaikom Sree Mahadev Temple is the latest temple on this list to have been built. It was built in 1594 and is said to have been built by the saint Parasurama. This temple has many interesting myths and legends surrounding it and should be an interesting visit for those who are intrigued by its mystery. Vaikom is situated in the Ernakulam district and is around 60 Kilometers from Kochi.

Stay tuned to Yo! Vizag website and Instagram for more travel updates.

Leave a Comment

Recent Posts

Vizag Navy day celebrations: Updated traffic guidelines for 8 and 10 December

The Cyclone Michaung took over the city the last couple of the days. Navy Celebrations,…

13 hours ago

Vizag: Police raid another residence in Achayyammapeta, seize 214 KG of Ganja

In a sensational bust executed by the Vizag police, a raid was conducted at a…

13 hours ago

7 Web series released on OTT this week of December to binge on a chilly weekend

With the colder season making us all feel cozy and comfortable, we would not mind…

16 hours ago

Vizag: Traffic Police draft instructions for Mary Matha festival on 8 December 2023

Mary Matha Festival in Vizag is celebrated annually to commemorate communal harmony and peace. The…

20 hours ago

Vizag: Accused sentenced to 5 years of imprisonment and a fine of 2000 for an attempt to murder

In a shocking incident involving an attempt to murder on an individual, the Vizag district…

21 hours ago

Vizag: Atul Khatri special ‘Daddy Kool’ standup comedy live show on 9 December

Looking for a quality source of entertainment this weekend? Bored of watching movies or just…

2 days ago