About DreamTemples

Hi and Welcome!

Dreamtemples was started as a site on temples and travel in Tamil Nadu in south India.

Tamil Nadu has a unique culture that is tied up with the countless temples found in this state.I reside in Tamil-Nadu,and I love visiting these temples.

Tamil Nadu and south Indian temples have to be seen in order to fully appreciate their beauty.They are rich in sculptures,with impressive architecture. Even the smallest temples and way-side shrines  have a compelling charm.There is always something special  in every temple and no two temples are the same.

Steeped in history as most holy places are,what makes Tamil nadu temples so special is that they are also a part of the living present,a place where we worship and follow the same ancient rituals.

Travel in Tamil Nadu is not complete without visiting some of its amazing temples! 

This site is about all the temples that I have visited – from well-known  to little known. You will also find accounts of local festivals, temple rituals, a little on the history and holiday destinations in and around Tamil Nadu that I have visited.They are my experiences and I hope you will enjoy reading about them!

There is a lot of information about the better known temples on the internet. Information about the lesser known temples is,at best,sketchy. Much of the information about the temples on the lesser traveled roads comes from the priests themselves. To see the work of these priests is a humbling experience. Many are old, and most work on a meager income, amid a paucity of funds but the temples they serve with such faith and love are clean, sparkling places of worship. 

 I hope you find my posts useful when you plan your travel in Tamil Nadu.

If you enjoyed reading the posts please share your thoughts by leaving a comment. I would love to hear from you.

You can also contact me at sheela.dreamtemples@gmail.com

Thank you for visiting the site.



13 thoughts on “About DreamTemples”

  1. Since my contact and subsequent initiation by Swami Pranavananda in the Kolli Hills I have delved more deeply into Tamil traditions and the spiritual heritage. In spring 2016 I spent 10 days in and around Tiruvannamalai and found so many amazing people and places.. Next time who knows where Lord Shiva will direct me, but finding sites such as yours shows me some of the many possibilities. An excellent site – Swami Shantananda Brahmendra Avadhuta, UK


    1. Thank you for reading Swamiji. The age old traditions of Tamil Nadu are very rich and fascinating as is the fact that even today they are faithfully observed with very little changes.
      Lord Siva will definitely guide you on your path.


  2. I loved your blogs, and I completely agree with you about Temples of Tamil Nadu. Have you been to Vaduvur Kothandraman temple, in Manargudi District? If not, I wish you visit the temple , it is a small temple, not very old, but there is something peaceful about the temple.

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    1. Hi! Thank you for checking out my blog. I’m so glad I found your blog which is very nice,very honest. I will definitely visit Vaduvur Kothandaraman temple when I have opportunity to do so. Thank you for telling me about this temple.

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  3. There are very few blogs detailing temples. I also blog about temples,though only the ones falling certain parameter. It is essential that these temples must be very old and must have some unique element to attract a person – history, architecture, legacy, following etc.
    It’s great to stumble upon your blog….keep writing!

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