Kanchipuram is holy to both devotees of Lord Shiva and Vishnu. Innumerable temples dot the landscape of this city, but unfortunately most of them are forgotten. This is a small attempt to document them and encourage devotees to the temples. It it said that every bit of land in Kanchi has a Sivalinga beneath it. True to the statement, there is a temple in every street. We have no clue on how many temples have got beneath constructions and roads. How many of them have been encroached and demolished. So let us atleast try to preserve the rest.
A few points:
All these temples are located in a radius of 10 kms from the Kanchipuram city. There are hundreds of other temples outside this perimeter which could take years to identify and document. There are other temples inside Kanchipuram as well. We have tried to maintain the number at 108.
Most of the names are self explanatory. In TamilNadu, Lord Shiva is referred as Eswaran, so the temple names end that way. So, it is very easy to identify who has built/worshipped in that temple.
Map of Temples
You can visit these temples in the order they are mentioned. The shortest path factor is considered.
There are several temples with the same name and one temple with several names. The temple itself could be known by a totally different name. So you have to do a bit of research from your side.
Google maps links are provided, if they are available. But no guarantees of accuracy.
List of 108 Shiva Temples
Kanchipuram in Tamilnadu being holy to both devotees of Lord Shiva and Vishnu has 108 Shiva Temples.