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| Last Updated:: 02/01/2015

Tamil Nadu

List of Sacred Waterbodies Tamil Nadu


 

Indra Tirtham at Karanishwarar Temple, Chennai

 

Sl. No. Sacred Tank Temple Location District Current Status
1 Periya Udayar Koil tank Periya Udayar Koil
(temple)
Gangaikonda Cholapuram Ariyalur The tanks is not maintained well by the authorities condition. Number of huts have been erected on the banks.
2 Angalamman Kulam Angala Parameshwari Amman Temple Choolai Chennai The quality of the water is poor. It is green in colour due to algal growth on the surface.
3 Agastishwarar Kovil Kulam Agastishwarar Prasanna Venkatesha Perumaal Temple Nungambakkam Chennai The tank was renovated by the Rotary Club of Madras in 2002. But the debris has not been completely cleared. The water quality is poor.
4 Agastya Tirtham Ottandishwarar Temple Thirumazhisai Chennai The tank is deep and has a large quantity of water. The water is of good quality.
5 Airavata Tirtham / Shivaganga Tirtham Sundareshwarar Temple Kovur Chennai The water quality is good. The tank is deep and has a large quantity of water. Adequate provisions in the form of underground channels exist to harvest the rainwater falling inside the temple complex.
6 Amrita Pushkarini Sowmiya Damodara Perumal Temple Villivakkam Chennai The tank has no water.
7 Angala Parameshwari Kovil Kulam Angala Parameshwari Temple Royapuram Chennai There is no water in the tank.
8 Angaraka Tirtham Agastishwarar Temple Villivakkam Chennai There is very little water in the tank and it is highly polluted.
9 Kairaveni Tank Parthasarathi Temple Thiruvallikeni Chennai The water is of poor quality.
10 Ardhanarishwarar Kovil Kulam Ardhanarishwarar Temple Nanganallur Chennai The quality of the tank water is poor.
11 Kachchaleeswarar Thiru Kulam Kachchaleeswarar Temple George Town Chennai There is no water in the tank.
12 Arkishwarar Temple Tank Arkishwarar Temple Pammal Chennai The tank was desilted and deepened in December 2001. A boundary wall was constructed to prevent dumping of garbage. The quality of water is good.
13 Arunachaleswarar Kovil Kulam Arunachaleshwarar Temple Thondaiyarpet Chennai The tank is completely dryu and is used by the local residents as a playground.
14 Bhrigu Pushkarini Jagannatha Perumal Temple Thirumazhisai Chennai The quality of water is good.
15 Brahma Tirtham Tyagarajaswami Temple Thiruvotriyur Chennai The tank has no water and is used for dumping garbage.
16 Brahma Tirtham Thrisoolanathar Temple Thrisoolam Chennai The tank is filled with mounds of garbage. The quality of water is poor.
17 Brahma Tirtham / Annapoorani Kulam Parashuramalingeshwarar Temple Ayanavaram Chennai Dumping of garbage and sewage has resulted in the gradual decrease in the water level. The tank is completely dry now
18 Chitra Kulam Adi Kesava Perumaal Temple Mylapore Chennai The tank is completely dry and is used by children as a playground. It is also used for dumping garbage and sewage.
19 Devaraja Pushkarini Kalyana Varadharaja Perumal Temple Kaaladipet Chennai There is no water in the temple tank.
20 Ekambareshwarar Temple Tank Ekambareshwarar Temple Park Town Chennai There is very little water in the tank and it is highly polluted. The tank is used for dumping domestic wastes.
21 Ganga Tirtham Gangadishwarar Temple Purasawalkam Chennai The tank has no water.
22 Hanuman Tirtham Kothandaramar Temple Mambalam Chennai The tank floor is completely covered with grass.
23 Indra Tirtham Karanishwarar Temple Saidapet Chennai The tank has been renovated by the Rotary Club of Madras in January 2002. The quality of water is poor.
24 Janmanashini / Kamanashini / Papanashini / Gnanadhayini and Mokshadhayini Tirtham Marundishwarar Temple Thiruvanmiyur Chennai Janmanshini Tirtham is dry except for the rainwater harvestiung structure in its centre. Kamanashini Tirtham has remained unused for a long time. It is covered with a lot of debris. The Papanashini tank is presently empty. The Gnanadhayini tank does not exist now. Mokshadayini tank has no water and is in a state of disuse.
25 Kalyana Tirtham Masilamanishwarar Temple Thirumullaivoyal Chennai The tank is deep and has large quantity of water. The water is of poor quality.
26 Kapali Tirtham Kabalishwarar Temple Mylapore Chennai The inlet and outlet are obstructed permanently due to construction. There is no water in the tank.
27 Kashi Vishwanathr Theppakulam Kashi Vishwanathar Temple George Town Chennai The tank is completely dry and there is no water. It is used extensively for dumping garbage.
28 Kasi Vishwanathar Kovil Kulam Kashi Vishwanathar Temple Ayanavaram Chennai There is no water in the tank as both the inlet as well the outlet have been blocked.
29 Krishna Pushkarini Krishnan Temple Mannady Chennai The tank is completely dry.
30 Lava-Kusha Tirtham Kurungalishwarar Temple Koyambedu Chennai The inlet and the outlet to the tank have been obstructed due to rapid urbanization. The water in the tank is of poor quality.
31 Manikarnika Tataakam Ranganatha Perumal Temple Thiruneermalai Chennai The quality of water in the tank is good.
32 Palani Andavar Kovil Kulam Palani Andavar Temple Vadapalani Chennai There is no water in the tank.
33 Prasanna Venkata Narasimha Perumaal Kovil Kulam Prasanna Venkata Narasimha Perumaal Temple Saidapet Chennai The tank is used as a dumping place for garbage. There is no water in the tank.
34 Santhana Pushkarini Madhava Perumaal Temple Mylapore Chennai There is no water in the tank.
35 Saravana Poigai Kandaswamy Temple Kosapet Chennai The quality of water in the tank is poor. It is light greened coloured due to profuse algal growth. Devotees perform various ceremonies, resulting in the pollution of the tank with rotting garlands, polythene bags, bottles etc.
36 Thiru Kulam Chengazhunir Pillaiyar Temple Mannady Chennai The tank has no water and is fully covered with weeds.
37 Saravana Poigai Murugan Temple Kundrathur Chennai The tank does not have any water.
38 Saravana Poigai Kandaswamy Temple Park Town Chennai The tank has been recently desilted by the Chennai Corporation. The water quality is poor.
39 Shukra Tirtham Agastishwarar Temple Valasaravakkam Chennai The tank has very little water in it. The water is of poor quality.
40 Surya Pushkarini Vada Nageshwarar Temple Kundrathur Chennai The quality of water in the tank is poor.
41 Surya Tirtham Ravishwarar Temple Vyasarpadi Chennai There is no water in the tank. Renovation activities were taken up by the Rotary Club of Madras, but the work remains incomplete.
42 Swedha Pushkarini Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple Poonamalee Chennai There is no water in the tank. It is used to dump garbage and also as a sink for the sewage from the neighbourhood.
43 Thiru Kulam Adhipureeswarar Temple Chintadripet Chennai There is no water in the tank.
44 Varuna Tirtham Sri Bhaktavatsala Perumaal Temple Thiruninravur Chennai The tank is protected on all sides by a brick wall. The tank is used for bathing and washing clothes. The water quality is average.
45 Thiru Kulam Mallikeshwarar Temple Muthialpet Chennai There is no water in the tank
46 Thiru Kulam Chengazhunir Pillaiyar Temple Mannady Chennai The tank has no water and is fully covered with weeds.
47 Thiru Kulam Thiruvatteeswaran Temple Thiruvatteeswaran Pettai Chennai There is no water in the tank.
48 Thiru Kulam Chenna Kesava Perumaal Temple Parry’s Corner Chennai There is no water in the tank.
49 Thiru Kulam Nandheeswarar Temple St. Thomas Mount Chennai The tank remains dry most time of the year. Sewage is being let into the tank from the shops on its banks.
50 Thiru Kulam Balasubramania Swami Temple Teynampet Chennai There is no water in the tank. It is being used by the residents for dumping their domestic garbage.
51 Virupakshishwarar Kovil Kulam Virupakshishwarar Temple Mylapore Chennai The tank has no water.
52 Yama Tirtham Dandishwarar Temple Velachery Chennai The tank has no water in it and used for dumping garbage and as a open lavatory.
53 Brahma Tirtham, Muruga Tirtham and Gnana Tirtham Muruganatha Swami temple Tirumuruganpoondi Coimbatore Muruga tirtham is in good condition and devotees use the water for bathing. Brahma and Gnana tirtham are not very well maintained.
54 Lingeswara temple tank Lingeswara temple Avinasi Coimbatore The tank goes dries during the summer months as both inlet and outlet channels have been blocked.
55 Theppa Kulam Patteeswarar temple Perur Coimbatore Both the inlet and the outlet pipes are blocked due to unplanned construction. The tank is not maintained well.
56 Kirupa Tirtham Pasupathanathar temple Tiruvatkalam (Annamalai Nagar) Cuddalore The inlet and outlet channels are obstructed. The tank water is stagnant and is unfit for human use.
57 Sivaganga Tirtham Natarajar temple Chidambaram Cuddalore The tank is well maintained by the temple authorities. People are allowed to bathe in the tank, which is linked to the Brahma Tirtham at Tirukalanchaeri.
58 Theppa Kulam and Chakra Kulam Vridhagiriswarar temple Vridhachalam Cuddalore The tank is in a very bad condition. The local residents dump their garbage into the tank. The water is not fit for human use.
59 Sanku Tirtham, Nandiswara Tirtham and Pakshi Tirtham Vedagiriswarar temple Tirukazhukundram Kanchipuram Quality of water in Sanku Tirtham is good and average in Nandi Tirtham. near future.
60 Nagaraja temple tank Nagaraja Temple Nagercoil Kanyakumari The tank is not well maintained. Both the inlet and the outlet pipes are blocked by encroachment.
61 Thanumalaya Perumal temple tank Thanumalaya Perumal temple Suchindram Kanyakumari The tank is in good condition. The water contains low level of dissolved solids and ammonia. It appears green in colour due algal growth.
62 Maragatha Tirtham Chandra Choodeswarar temple Hosur Krishnagiri The tank is not well maintained. Encroachments have led to the block of both inlet and outlet ducts. Garbage is being dumped into the tank, making the water unfit for use.
63 Brahma Tirtham and Agni Tirtham Vedhanathar temple Tiruvathanur Madurai The tank is well maintained and the water quality is good.
64 Chakra tirtham Soundararaja Perumal and Azhagar temple Tirukoodal Madurai The water is of average quality.
65 Potramarai Kulam Meenakshi Temple Madurai Madurai The tank is well maintained and the water quality is good.
66 Pushkarini Karmegha Perumal temple Tirumogoor Madurai The water quality and the maintenance is good. Devotees are allowed to bathe and wash their clothes in the temple tank.
67 Saravana Poigai and Lakshmi Tirtham Subramanya temple Tiruparankunram Madurai The inlet to the Saravana Poigai tank has been blocked due to encroachment. the tank is not being maintained properly. The water in the Lakshmi tirtham is of average quality.
68 Brahma Tirtham Mayurnathaswami Temple Mayavaram Nagapattinam The tank is well maintained.
69 Brahma Tirtham Sattainathar Temple Seerkazhi Nagapattinam The tank is being maintained well Nagapattinam and the water quality is good.
70 Gomathi Tirtham Gomathiswarar temple Tiruvavaduthurai Nagapattinam The tank water is of good quality and people are allowed to bathe in it.
71 Manasa Pushkarini Kripa Samudhra Perumal temple Tiruchirupuliyur Nagapattinam The tank is being maintained well and the water quality is good. It is used by the local community for bathing and washing.
72 Sugantha Easwarar temple   Pushpavanam Nagapattinam The tank is well maintained and the water is used for is used for irrigation, bathing and washing clothes.
73 Siddha Amirtha Kulam Vaidhyanathaswami temple Vaitheeswarankoil Nagapattinam The tank is being maintained well and the water quality is very good.
74 Surya Tirtham Swarnapuriswarar Temple Sembanarkoil Nagapattinam The water and the tank maintenance is average.
75 Surya Tirtham, Agni Tirtham and Chandra Tirtham Swedharanyeswarar temple Tiruvenkadu Nagapattinam All the three tanks are of average quality.
76 Saravana Tirtham Valeeswarar temple Valikandapuram Perambalur The water quality and maintenance are average.
77 Muthu Mariamman Temple Mariamman temple tank Narthamalai Pudukkottai The tank is well maintained and the water is of good quality.
78 Saravana Poigai and Thirukani Tirtham Murugan temple Viralimalai Pudukkottai The tanks are not being maintained well.
79 Satyagiri Tirtham Satyamurthi temple Tirumayam Pudukkottai The tank is being maintained well and the water quality is good.
80 Theppa Kulam and Mangalam Kulam Kokarneswarar temple Tirukokanam Pudukkottai Quality of water is average in Theppakulam and very bad in Mangalam Kulam.
81 Agni Tirtham, Brahma Tirtham and Gowmara Tirtham Mangaleswarar temple Uthirakosamangai Ramanath-apuram Agni Tirtham tank is well maintained while the other two are in poor maintenance.
82 Sethu Madhava Tirtham, Lakshmana Tirtham, and Hanumana Gunda Tirtham Ramanathaswami Temple Rameswaram Ramanath-apuram The Sethu Madhava Tirtham is well maintained. The quality of water is not good in Lakshmana Tirtham and Hanumana Gouda Tirtham.
83 Subramanya Swami Tank, Thirumanjana Tirtham and Mamanga Tirtham Subramanya swami temple Chennimalai Salem All the three tanks are well maintained and the water quality is also good.
84 Gaja Pushkarini, Gowri Tirtham, and Sivaganga Kali Tirtham Kaleeswarar temple Kaalaiyar Koil Sivaganga While Gaja Pushkarini and Sivaganga Kali Tirtham are well maintained, Gowri Tirtham is in bad condition.
85 Kannudaya Nayaki temple tank Kannudaya Nayaki temple Nattarasankottai Sivaganga The tank is well maintained and the entire community is involved in the maintenance. People do not take bath in the tank.
86 Pillayarpatti temple tank Karpaga Vinayagar temple Pillayarpatti Sivaganga The tank is maintained well by the temple authorities. The water from the tank is mainly used for watering the plants.
87 Raja Rajeswari Amman temple tank Raja Rajeswari Amman temple Sivaganga Sivaganga People are allowed to bathe in the tank and the quality of water is average.
88 Saravana Poigai, Marudhapuri tank and Melavaiyapuri tank Murugan Temple Kundrakkudi Sivaganga All the three tanks are well maintained.
89 Sevagapperumal temple tank Sevagapperumal Temple Singamuneri Sivaganga The tank and its water are averagely maintained. People are allowed to bathe and wash their clothes.
90 Karunya Amirtha Tirtham Mahalingeswarar temple Tiruvidaimarudur Thanjavur The quality of water in the tank is average. It is used by people to bathe and wash their clothes. Fish breeding is also carried out in the tank.
91 Ksheera tank Mullaivananathar temple Tirukarugavur Thanjavur The tank and its water are being maintained properly.
92 Mahamagam Kulam Kumbeswarar temple Kumbakonam Thanjavur There are 20 sacred wells inside the tank. The inlet is connected to a nearby canal from the river. Even though people are allowed to bathe and wash their clothes, the water quality is good.
93 Sivaganga Tank Brihadeeswara temple Tanjavur Thanjavur The tank is well maintained.
94 Surya Pushkarani, Paal Kulam and Brahma Tirtham Aadanur Perumal temple Tiruaadanur Thanjavur The tank is not being maintained properly and the water quality is poor.
95 Naazhi Kinaru Senthil Aandavar temple Tiruchendur Thoothukudi The tank is being maintained well by the temple authorities. People are not allowed to bathe in the tank.
96 Nithya Pushkarini Srimushnam temple Srimushnam Thoothukudi Both the inlet and the outlet channels are obstructed by agricultural lands. The water quality is found to be average.
97 Chandra Pushkarini, Surya Pushkarini and Theppa Kulam Ranganathar Temple Srirangam Tiruchirappa-
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The Theppa Kulam is well maintained while Surya and Chandra Pushkarini are not well maintained.
98 Easwaran temple tank Easwaran Temple Pullambadi Tiruchirappa-
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The water quality and tank maintenance are average. People are allowed to bathe in the tank and wash their clothes.
99 Indra Tirtham and Agni Tirtham Jambukeswarar temple Tiruvanaikkaval Tiruchirappalli Both the tanks are not maintained well.
100 Sivaganga Tirtham Sapthagiriswarar Temple Lalgudi Tiruchirappalli The tank is being maintained well and the water quality is good. Devotees are allowed to bathe in the tank but not to wash their clothes.
101 Theppa Kulam Utchi Pillayar temple and Thayumanvar temple Tiruchirappalli Tiruchirappalli The water in the tank is of good quality and the tank is well maintained.
102 Ananda Tirtham Visvanathar temple Tenkasi Tirunelveli The water quality is found to be average. People bathe in the water and also use it for fish breeding.
103 Sankaranaryana temple tank Sankaranaryana Temple Sankarankoil Tirunelveli The water in the tank is of average quality. Devotees are allowed to bathe and wash their clothes in the tank.
104 Theppa Kulam and Krishna Tirtham Nambi (Vishnu) temple Tirukkurungudi Tirunelveli Quality of water in Theppakulam is average and the Krishna Tirtham is very bad.
105 Theppa Kulam, Portramarai Kulam and Karumari Kulam Nellaiappar temple Tirunelveli Tirunelveli The water in the Teppa Kulam and the Karumari Kulam are of poor quality. The water in Potramarai Kulam is very good. Devotees are not allowed to bathe in it but only allowed to sprinkle some water on their heads.
106 Mannargudi temple tanks Raja Temple Mannargudi Tiruvallur The t tank away from the temple is good, but the tank at the entrance is in a bad condition.
107 Sivaganga Tank, Brahma Tirtham, Chakra Tirtham, Esani Kulam, Singa Kulam and Madhu Tirtham Annamalaiyar temple Tiruvannamalai Tiruvannama-
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Sivaganga tank and Brahma Tirtham are well maintained while the other 4 tanks are in poor condition due to lack of maintenance.
108 Amirtha Pushkarini Koneswarar temple Kudavasal Tiruvarur The water quality is average and fish breeding is practiced. Desiltation of the tank was last carried out in 1999.
109 Brahma Tirtham and Amirtha Tirtham Bhavaoushadheswarar temple Tiruthuraipoondi Tiruvarur The tank is being maintained properly.
110 Brahma Tirtham and Chandra Tirtham Kolilinathar temple Tirukuvalai Tiruvarur The tank is used by the local people for bathing and washing. No outlet is present for the tank. The water is stagnant and the quality is not good.
111 Kamalalayam Tyagarajaswami temple Tiruvarur Tiruvarur The tank is well maintained and the water quality is good.
112 Jalakandeswarar temple tank Jalakandeswarar temple Vellore Vellore The water in the tank is of average quality. Devotees are not allowed to bathe, as the tank is fenced with iron bars.
113 Thakkan Kulam (Narasimha Tirtham), Chakra Tirtham and Rama Tirtham Yoga Narasimha Temple Sholingur Vellore All the three tanks are well maintained.
114 Chakra Tirtham Sri Vikrama-Ulagalantha Perumal temple Tirukovilur Viluppuram The tank is not maintained well and the water quality is bad.
115 Kavvaikakadal Bhoominathar temple Tiruchuzhi Virudhunagar The water quality is average.
116 Thirumu Kulam, Chakra Tirtham, Vasanthamandapa Tirtham and Kannadi Tirtham Aandal Temple Srivilliputhur Virudhunagar The Chakra Tirtham and Vasanthamandapa thirtham are in bad condition. The water is stagnant and unfit for any use. Both the inlet and the outlet pipes are blocked. The water quality in Thirumu Kulam is average. It is used by the devotees for bathing.