Religious places in Chennai (Madras)
Chennai is furnished with some world famous temples, churches and mosques. Temples in Chennai are the real attractions where to see the pilgrims of all over the India. Temples are constructed in typical Dravidian style and featuring great architectural splendors. Almost all the nooks and corners of the locale are systematically decked with religious spots, accountable in making the place a highly liked travel destination. The temples, churches and mosques are renowned for their historical importance in Chennai.
Temples in Chennai:
Hindus form a large part of population in Chennai. Thus the place is decked with abundant of temple with tremendous of architectural glamour. Temples are the places of worship for Hindus. Several of temples in Chennai are very popular that thousands of devotees throng them to pray and worship everyday.
Let’s have a quick look of temples of Chennai:
- Sri Parthasarathy Temple
- Thiru Neermalai - Sri Neervanna Perumal Temple
- Aminjikarai - Sri Prasanna Varadharajar Temple
- Ashtalakshmi Temple
- Mangadu Kamakshiamman Temple
- Kaligambal Temple
- Thiruneermalai Vishnu Temple
- Thirukkalukundram Temple
- Anjaneyaswami Temple
- Shirdi Sai Baba Temple
- Ayyappan Temple
- Thirumalai Thirupathi Devasthanam Temple
- Mathyakailash Temple
Churches of Chennai:
Chennai is the home for thousands of Christians, since the colonial period. Christian places of worship are abundantly furnished for several of church goers of Chennai. The rich Christian tradition and culture is well reflected in these places. It is a matter of proud that the city is decked with a plethora of churches with their unique architecture.
A short summary of all the prominent churches of Chennai:
- St. Mary's Church
- Santhome Basilica
- Velankanni Church
- The Armenian Church
- C.S.I. Holy Cross Church
- St. Thomas Mount
- St. Andrews Church
- St. George's Cathedral
Chennai is also blessed with a large number of mosques for Muslims. This mosque also happens to have a separate worshiping area for women.
- The Thousand Lights Mosque place close to the Anna Flyover on Mount Road Chennai is an elegant place of worship for Muslims.
- The Big Mosque on Triplicane High Road, a beautiful granite structure now hidden behind the big new age buildings, dates back to 1795 is an important stopover for Muslims residing in the area.