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List of Sacred Waterbodies Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu

Indra Tirtham at Karanishwarar Temple, Chennai

Sl. No.Sacred TankTempleLocationDistrictCurrent Status
1Periya Udayar Koil tankPeriya Udayar Koil (temple)Gangaikonda CholapuramAriyalurThe tanks is not maintained well by the authorities condition. Number of huts have been erected on the banks.
2Angalamman KulamAngala Parameshwari Amman TempleChoolaiChennai The quality of the water is poor. It is green in colour due to algal growth on the surface.
3Agastishwarar Kovil KulamAgastishwarar Prasanna Venkatesha Perumaal TempleNungambakkamChennai 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.
4Agastya TirthamOttandishwarar TempleThirumazhisaiChennai The tank is deep and has a large quantity of water. The water is of good quality.
5Airavata Tirtham / Shivaganga TirthamSundareshwarar TempleKovurChennai 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.
6Amrita PushkariniSowmiya Damodara Perumal TempleVillivakkamChennai The tank has no water.
7Angala Parameshwari Kovil KulamAngala Parameshwari TempleRoyapuramChennai There is no water in the tank.
8Angaraka TirthamAgastishwarar TempleVillivakkamChennai There is very little water in the tank and it is highly polluted.
9Kairaveni TankParthasarathi TempleThiruvallikeniChennai The water is of poor quality.
10Ardhanarishwarar Kovil KulamArdhanarishwarar TempleNanganallurChennai The quality of the tank water is poor.
11Kachchaleeswarar Thiru KulamKachchaleeswarar TempleGeorge TownChennai There is no water in the tank.
12Arkishwarar Temple TankArkishwarar TemplePammalChennai 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.
13Arunachaleswarar Kovil KulamArunachaleshwarar TempleThondaiyarpetChennai The tank is completely dryu and is used by the local residents as a playground.
14Bhrigu PushkariniJagannatha Perumal TempleThirumazhisaiChennai The quality of water is good.
15Brahma TirthamTyagarajaswami TempleThiruvotriyurChennai The tank has no water and is used for dumping garbage.
16Brahma TirthamThrisoolanathar TempleThrisoolamChennai The tank is filled with mounds of garbage. The quality of water is poor.
17Brahma Tirtham / Annapoorani KulamParashuramalingeshwarar TempleAyanavaramChennai Dumping of garbage and sewage has resulted in the gradual decrease in the water level. The tank is completely dry now
18Chitra KulamAdi Kesava Perumaal TempleMylaporeChennai The tank is completely dry and is used by children as a playground. It is also used for dumping garbage and sewage.
19Devaraja PushkariniKalyana Varadharaja Perumal TempleKaaladipetChennai There is no water in the temple tank.
20Ekambareshwarar Temple TankEkambareshwarar TemplePark TownChennai There is very little water in the tank and it is highly polluted. The tank is used for dumping domestic wastes.
21Ganga TirthamGangadishwarar TemplePurasawalkamChennai The tank has no water.
22Hanuman TirthamKothandaramar TempleMambalamChennai The tank floor is completely covered with grass.
23Indra TirthamKaranishwarar TempleSaidapetChennai The tank has been renovated by the Rotary Club of Madras in January 2002. The quality of water is poor.
24Janmanashini / Kamanashini / Papanashini / Gnanadhayini and Mokshadhayini TirthamMarundishwarar TempleThiruvanmiyurChennai 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.
25Kalyana TirthamMasilamanishwarar TempleThirumullaivoyalChennai The tank is deep and has large quantity of water. The water is of poor quality.
26Kapali TirthamKabalishwarar TempleMylaporeChennai The inlet and outlet are obstructed permanently due to construction. There is no water in the tank.
27Kashi Vishwanathr TheppakulamKashi Vishwanathar TempleGeorge TownChennai The tank is completely dry and there is no water. It is used extensively for dumping garbage.
28Kasi Vishwanathar Kovil KulamKashi Vishwanathar TempleAyanavaramChennai There is no water in the tank as both the inlet as well the outlet have been blocked.
29Krishna PushkariniKrishnan TempleMannadyChennai The tank is completely dry.
30Lava-Kusha TirthamKurungalishwarar TempleKoyambeduChennai The inlet and the outlet to the tank have been obstructed due to rapid urbanization. The water in the tank is of poor quality.
31Manikarnika TataakamRanganatha Perumal TempleThiruneermalaiChennai The quality of water in the tank is good.
32Palani Andavar Kovil KulamPalani Andavar TempleVadapalaniChennai There is no water in the tank.
33Prasanna Venkata Narasimha Perumaal Kovil KulamPrasanna Venkata Narasimha Perumaal TempleSaidapetChennai The tank is used as a dumping place for garbage. There is no water in the tank.
34Santhana PushkariniMadhava Perumaal TempleMylaporeChennai There is no water in the tank.
35Saravana PoigaiKandaswamy TempleKosapetChennai 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.
36Thiru KulamChengazhunir Pillaiyar TempleMannadyChennai The tank has no water and is fully covered with weeds.
37Saravana PoigaiMurugan TempleKundrathurChennaiThe tank does not have any water.
38Saravana PoigaiKandaswamy TemplePark TownChennaiThe tank has been recently desilted by the Chennai Corporation. The water quality is poor.
39Shukra TirthamAgastishwarar TempleValasaravakkamChennaiThe tank has very little water in it. The water is of poor quality.
40Surya PushkariniVada Nageshwarar TempleKundrathurChennaiThe quality of water in the tank is poor.
41Surya TirthamRavishwarar TempleVyasarpadiChennaiThere is no water in the tank. Renovation activities were taken up by the Rotary Club of Madras, but the work remains incomplete.
42Swedha PushkariniSri Varadaraja Perumal TemplePoonamaleeChennaiThere is no water in the tank. It is used to dump garbage and also as a sink for the sewage from the neighbourhood.
43Thiru KulamAdhipureeswarar TempleChintadripetChennaiThere is no water in the tank.
44Varuna TirthamSri Bhaktavatsala Perumaal TempleThiruninravurChennaiThe tank is protected on all sides by a brick wall. The tank is used for bathing and washing clothes. The water quality is average.
45Thiru KulamMallikeshwarar TempleMuthialpetChennai There is no water in the tank
46Thiru KulamChengazhunir Pillaiyar TempleMannadyChennaiThe tank has no water and is fully covered with weeds.
47Thiru KulamThiruvatteeswaran TempleThiruvatteeswaran PettaiChennaiThere is no water in the tank.
48Thiru KulamChenna Kesava Perumaal TempleParry’s CornerChennai There is no water in the tank.
49Thiru KulamNandheeswarar TempleSt. Thomas MountChennaiThe tank remains dry most time of the year. Sewage is being let into the tank from the shops on its banks.
50Thiru KulamBalasubramania Swami TempleTeynampetChennaiThere is no water in the tank. It is being used by the residents for dumping their domestic garbage.
51Virupakshishwarar Kovil KulamVirupakshishwarar TempleMylaporeChennaiThe tank has no water.
52Yama TirthamDandishwarar TempleVelacheryChennaiThe tank has no water in it and used for dumping garbage and as a open lavatory.
53Brahma Tirtham, Muruga Tirtham and Gnana TirthamMuruganatha Swami templeTirumuruganpoondiCoimbatoreMuruga tirtham is in good condition and devotees use the water for bathing. Brahma and Gnana tirtham are not very well maintained.
54Lingeswara temple tankLingeswara templeAvinasiCoimbatoreThe tank goes dries during the summer months as both inlet and outlet channels have been blocked.
55Theppa KulamPatteeswarar templePerurCoimbatoreBoth the inlet and the outlet pipes are blocked due to unplanned construction. The tank is not maintained well.
56Kirupa TirthamPasupathanathar templeTiruvatkalam (Annamalai Nagar)CuddaloreThe inlet and outlet channels are obstructed. The tank water is stagnant and is unfit for human use.
57Sivaganga TirthamNatarajar templeChidambaramCuddaloreThe 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.
58Theppa Kulam and Chakra KulamVridhagiriswarar templeVridhachalamCuddaloreThe tank is in a very bad condition. The local residents dump their garbage into the tank. The water is not fit for human use.
59Sanku Tirtham, Nandiswara Tirtham and Pakshi TirthamVedagiriswarar templeTirukazhukundramKanchipuramQuality of water in Sanku Tirtham is good and average in Nandi Tirtham. near future.
60Nagaraja temple tankNagaraja TempleNagercoilKanyakumariThe tank is not well maintained. Both the inlet and the outlet pipes are blocked by encroachment.
61Thanumalaya Perumal temple tankThanumalaya Perumal templeSuchindramKanyakumariThe tank is in good condition. The water contains low level of dissolved solids and ammonia. It appears green in colour due algal growth.
62Maragatha TirthamChandra Choodeswarar templeHosurKrishnagiriThe 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.
63Brahma Tirtham and Agni TirthamVedhanathar templeTiruvathanurMaduraiThe tank is well maintained and the water quality is good.
64Chakra tirthamSoundararaja Perumal and Azhagar templeTirukoodalMaduraiThe water is of average quality.
65Potramarai KulamMeenakshi TempleMaduraiMaduraiThe tank is well maintained and the water quality is good.
66PushkariniKarmegha Perumal templeTirumogoorMadurai The water quality and the maintenance is good. Devotees are allowed to bathe and wash their clothes in the temple tank.
67Saravana Poigai and Lakshmi TirthamSubramanya templeTiruparankunramMaduraiThe 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.
68Brahma TirthamMayurnathaswami TempleMayavaramNagapattinamThe tank is well maintained.
69Brahma TirthamSattainathar TempleSeerkazhiNagapattinamThe tank is being maintained well Nagapattinam and the water quality is good.
70Gomathi TirthamGomathiswarar templeTiruvavaduthuraiNagapattinamThe tank water is of good quality and people are allowed to bathe in it.
71Manasa PushkariniKripa Samudhra Perumal templeTiruchirupuliyurNagapattinamThe tank is being maintained well and the water quality is good. It is used by the local community for bathing and washing.
72Sugantha Easwarar templePushpavanamNagapattinamThe tank is well maintained and the water is used for is used for irrigation, bathing and washing clothes.
73Siddha Amirtha KulamVaidhyanathaswami templeVaitheeswarankoilNagapattinamThe tank is being maintained well and the water quality is very good.
74Surya TirthamSwarnapuriswarar TempleSembanarkoilNagapattinamThe water and the tank maintenance is average.
75Surya Tirtham, Agni Tirtham and Chandra TirthamSwedharanyeswarar templeTiruvenkaduNagapattinamAll the three tanks are of average quality.
76Saravana TirthamValeeswarar templeValikandapuramPerambalurThe water quality and maintenance are average.
77Muthu Mariamman TempleMariamman temple tankNarthamalaiPudukkottaiThe tank is well maintained and the water is of good quality.
78Saravana Poigai and Thirukani TirthamMurugan templeViralimalaiPudukkottaiThe tanks are not being maintained well.
79Satyagiri TirthamSatyamurthi templeTirumayamPudukkottaiThe tank is being maintained well and the water quality is good.
80Theppa Kulam and Mangalam KulamKokarneswarar templeTirukokanamPudukkottaiQuality of water is average in Theppakulam and very bad in Mangalam Kulam.
81Agni Tirtham, Brahma Tirtham and Gowmara TirthamMangaleswarar templeUthirakosamangaiRamanathapuramAgni Tirtham tank is well maintained while the other two are in poor maintenance.
82Sethu Madhava Tirtham, Lakshmana Tirtham, and Hanumana Gunda TirthamRamanathaswami TempleRameswaramRamanathapuramThe Sethu Madhava Tirtham is well maintained. The quality of water is not good in Lakshmana Tirtham and Hanumana Gouda Tirtham.
83Subramanya Swami Tank, Thirumanjana Tirtham and Mamanga TirthamSubramanya swami templeChennimalaiSalemAll the three tanks are well maintained and the water quality is also good.
84Gaja Pushkarini, Gowri Tirtham, and Sivaganga Kali TirthamKaleeswarar templeKaalaiyar KoilSivagangaWhile Gaja Pushkarini and Sivaganga Kali Tirtham are well maintained, Gowri Tirtham is in bad condition.
85Kannudaya Nayaki temple tankKannudaya Nayaki templeNattarasankottaiSivagangaThe tank is well maintained and the entire community is involved in the maintenance. People do not take bath in the tank.
86Pillayarpatti temple tankKarpaga Vinayagar templePillayarpattiSivagangaThe tank is maintained well by the temple authorities. The water from the tank is mainly used for watering the plants.
87Raja Rajeswari Amman temple tankRaja Rajeswari Amman templeSivagangaSivagangaPeople are allowed to bathe in the tank and the quality of water is average.
88Saravana Poigai, Marudhapuri tank and Melavaiyapuri tankMurugan TempleKundrakkudiSivagangaAll the three tanks are well maintained.
89Sevagapperumal temple tankSevagapperumal TempleSingamuneriSivagangaThe tank and its water are averagely maintained. People are allowed to bathe and wash their clothes.
90Karunya Amirtha TirthamMahalingeswarar templeTiruvidaimarudurThanjavurThe 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.
91Ksheera tankMullaivananathar templeTirukarugavurThanjavurThe tank and its water are being maintained properly.
92Mahamagam KulamKumbeswarar templeKumbakonamThanjavurThere 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.
93Sivaganga TankBrihadeeswara templeTanjavurThanjavur The tank is well maintained.
94Surya Pushkarani, Paal Kulam and Brahma TirthamAadanur Perumal templeTiruaadanurThanjavurThe tank is not being maintained properly and the water quality is poor.
95Naazhi KinaruSenthil Aandavar templeTiruchendurThoothukudiThe tank is being maintained well by the temple authorities. People are not allowed to bathe in the tank.
96Nithya PushkariniSrimushnam templeSrimushnamThoothukudiBoth the inlet and the outlet channels are obstructed by agricultural lands. The water quality is found to be average.
97Chandra Pushkarini, Surya Pushkarini and Theppa KulamRanganathar TempleSrirangamTiruchirappalliThe Theppa Kulam is well maintained while Surya and Chandra Pushkarini are not well maintained.
98Easwaran temple tankEaswaran TemplePullambadiTiruchirappalliThe water quality and tank maintenance are average. People are allowed to bathe in the tank and wash their clothes.
99Indra Tirtham and Agni TirthamJambukeswarar templeTiruvanaikkavalTiruchirappalliBoth the tanks are not maintained well.
100Sivaganga TirthamSapthagiriswarar TempleLalgudiTiruchirappalliThe 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.
101Theppa KulamUtchi Pillayar temple and Thayumanvar templeTiruchirappalliTiruchirappalliThe water in the tank is of good quality and the tank is well maintained.
102Ananda TirthamVisvanathar templeTenkasiTirunelveliThe water quality is found to be average. People bathe in the water and also use it for fish breeding.
103Sankaranaryana temple tankSankaranaryana TempleSankarankoilTirunelveliThe water in the tank is of average quality. Devotees are allowed to bathe and wash their clothes in the tank.
104Theppa Kulam and Krishna TirthamNambi (Vishnu) templeTirukkurungudiTirunelveliQuality of water in Theppakulam is average and the Krishna Tirtham is very bad.
105Theppa Kulam, Portramarai Kulam and Karumari KulamNellaiappar templeTirunelveliTirunelveliThe 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.
106Mannargudi temple tanksRaja TempleMannargudiTiruvallurThe t tank away from the temple is good, but the tank at the entrance is in a bad condition.
107Sivaganga Tank, Brahma Tirtham, Chakra Tirtham, Esani Kulam, Singa Kulam and Madhu TirthamAnnamalaiyar templeTiruvannamalaiTiruvannamalaiSivaganga tank and Brahma Tirtham are well maintained while the other 4 tanks are in poor condition due to lack of maintenance.
108Amirtha PushkariniKoneswarar templeKudavasalTiruvarurThe water quality is average and fish breeding is practiced. Desiltation of the tank was last carried out in 1999.
109Brahma Tirtham and Amirtha TirthamBhavaoushadheswarar templeTiruthuraipoondiTiruvarurThe tank is being maintained properly.
110Brahma Tirtham and Chandra TirthamKolilinathar templeTirukuvalaiTiruvarurThe 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.
111KamalalayamTyagarajaswami templeTiruvarurTiruvarurThe tank is well maintained and the water quality is good.
112Jalakandeswarar temple tankJalakandeswarar templeVelloreVelloreThe water in the tank is of average quality. Devotees are not allowed to bathe, as the tank is fenced with iron bars.
113Thakkan Kulam (Narasimha Tirtham), Chakra Tirtham and Rama TirthamYoga Narasimha TempleSholingurVelloreAll the three tanks are well maintained.
114Chakra TirthamSri Vikrama-Ulagalantha Perumal templeTirukovilurViluppuram The tank is not maintained well and the water quality is bad.
115KavvaikakadalBhoominathar templeTiruchuzhiVirudhunagarThe water quality is average.
116Thirumu Kulam, Chakra Tirtham, Vasanthamandapa Tirtham and Kannadi TirthamAandal TempleSrivilliputhurVirudhunagarThe 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.

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