TEMPLES IN Nagapattinam
MASILAMANI NATHAR TEMPLE
On the sea front, fighting a losing battle against the sea
is the last monument in this village,Masilamani Nathar
temple, built in 1305 by Mahaverma Kulasekara Pandiyan.
Vaitheeswaran, Thaiyal Nayaki, Muthukumaraswamy (Shiva,
Parvathi, Suhramanya Swamy)An ancient temple dedicated to
Shiva - as Vaitheeswaran literally meaning the divine
provider of cures. Adorned with imposing towers, Mandapams
and pillars, this well visited shrine has been sung by the
Saivite Saint Poets. It is said that Angarakan - Mars,
Kartikeya, Jatayu and the Rig Veda worshipped Shiva here.
This shrine is also referred
Velankanni Church is one of, the most visited pilgrim centers in India. It is a town situated on the shores of Bay of Bengal. This renowned shrine Basilica of our Lady of health draws pilgrims from all over the world. Not only Christians hut also the people of other relegions come to this Church to pray at the shrine of ‘Our lady of health’. This Roman Catholic Church has an extended Basilica, which has two floors where one can find the statue of Jesus Christ. There is also a shrine of “our lady of sorrow” wherein the sorrowing Mother is depicted carrying infant Jesus in her hand.
A beautiful Muragan Temple dedicated to Lord
Singaravelan is housed in a large complex.
The pillars of this temple are adorned with intricate and exquisite
carvings. The beautiful paintings of a bygone era arc amazing in
colour and portrayal. Beside this temple has the shrine of Siva,
Vishnu and Hanuman it is a rare combination, indeed that it is
believed. Worship in this temple removes all the hurdles of the