Ancient Shiva Temples

South Chennai

  1. Kapaleeswarar temple, Mylapore
  2. Maruntheeswarar temple, Thiruvanmiyur
  3. Dhandeeswarar temple, Velachery
  4. Padahacheri Swamy Shiva Temple, Guindy
  5. Thrisulanadhar temple at Trisulam
  6. Sri Nandheeswarar Temple at Adambakkam
  7. Sri Ardhanareeswarar and Sri Ashtabhuja Durgai Temples, Pazhavanthangal
  8. Sri Sarvamangalambikai sametha Sri Dharmalingeswarar Temple, Nanganallur
  9. Sri Dhenupureeswarar temple at Madambakkam

West Chennai

  1. Vengeeswarar temple, Vadapalani
  2. Sri Bharadwajeswarar Temple, Kodambakkam
  3. Sri Nageswarar Temple at Kundrathur
  4. Sri Balambihai sametha Vedapureeswarar Temple at Thiruverkadu
  5. Sri Kurungaleeswarar Temple and Sri Vaikundavasa Perumal Temple, Koyambedu
  6. Sri Ramalingeswarar Temple at Nandambakkam
  7. Sri Ramanadeswarar Temple at Porur
  8. Sri Thaiyal Nayagi udanurai Vaitheeswaran Temple at Poonamalle
  9. Sri Velleeswarar Temple at Mangadu
  10. Sri Somanatheeswarar temple at Somangalam

Central Chennai

  1. Sri Kasi Viswanathar and Kasi Visalakshi Temple at West Mambalam
  2. Agsthiar temple near Pondy Bazaar
  3. Sri Agastheeswarar – Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal – Sri Asalathamman Temples, Nungambakkam
  4. Sri Thiruvetteeswaran Temple, Triplicane
  5. Arthanariswarar temple, Egmore
  6. Aadhipureeswarar, Chindatripet

North Chennai

  1. Sri Thiagarajar Swamy Sametha Sri Vadiudaiamman Temple, Thiruvottriyur
  2. Sri Gangadeswarar Temple, Purasaiwalkam
  3. Sri Parasuramalingeswarar Temple at Ayyanavaram
  4. Amuthambihai sametha Sri Somanatheswar temple at Kolathur
  5. Sri Thiruvallidhayar Temple at Padi
  6. Sri Agastheeswarar Temple at Villivakkam
  7. Sri Kailasanathar Temple at Madhavaram
  8. Sri Marahathambal Sametha Sri Iraveeswarar Temple at Vyasarpadi
  9. Sri Kodi-idai-amman sametha Masilamaneeswarar Temple at (Vada) Thirumullaivayal


Ancient Vishnu Temples

South Chennai

  1. **Nithya Kalyana Perumal Temple at Thiru Vidanthai (on ECR 20 min from Thiruvanmiyur)** (Divya Desam)
  2. Sri Adhikesava Perumal temple, Mylapore
  3. Sri Madhava Perumal Temple, Mylapore
  4. Yoga Narasimhar Temple at Velacheri
  5. Sri Prasanna Venkata Narasimha Perumal Temple, Saidapet
  6. Sri Lakshmi Narayanar Temple at Pallikaranai
  7. Sri Neelavarna Perumal Temple at Nanmangalam
  8. Sri Navaneetha Krishnan Sri Lakshmi Narasimhar Temple, Nanganallur
  9. Sri Kothandaramar Temple at Nandambakkam

West Chennai

  1. Neer vannan Swamy, Thiruneermalai (Divya Desam)
  2. Sri Thiru-Uraga Perumal Temple at Kundrathur
  3. Sri Varadharaja Perumal temple at Poonamalle
  4. Sri Santhana Srinivasar Temple at Mogappair
  5. Sri Adikesava Perumal Temple, Selaiyur

North Chennai

  1. Parthasarathy temple, Triplicane (Divya Desam)
  2. Bakthavatsala_Perumal_Temple, Thiruninravoor (Divya Desam)
  3. Sowmya Damodara Perumal Temple in Villivakkam


(the first 4 of these are considered among the holiest temples for Vishnu - part of 108 divya desams)

Ancient Murugan Temples

  1. Sri Nageswarar Temple at Kundrathur
  2. Kandakottam Sri Muthukumara Swamy Temple

Major Shakti Temples

  1. Sri Karumariamman Temple at Thiruverkadu
  2. Sri Kamaskhiamman Temple, Mangadu
  3. Sri Kalikambal Temple, near Broadway
  4. Sri Vasavi Kanniha Parameswari Temple
  5. Sri Mundakkanni Amman Temple, Mylapore

Famous Modern Temples

  1. Sri Anjaneyar Temple, Nanganallur
  2. Sri Anantha Padmanatha Swamy Temple at Adayar
  3. Madhya Kailash Sri Anandha Vinayahar temple at Taramani
  4. Sri ArupadaiVeedu Murugan Temple at Besant Nagar
  5. Sri Ashtalakshmi Temple at Besant Nagar
  6. Sri Murugan temple at Vadapalani
  7. Sri Anjaneyar Temple, Ashok Nagar
  8. Raja Rajeswari temple, Nanganallur
  9. Sri Maha Prathyangira Devi Temple, Sholinganallur
  10. Vedantha Desigar Temple, Mylapore
  11. Sri Ayyappan Temple, Foreshore estate

Map of some of the famous temples

(A. Parthasarathy, B. Kapaleeswarar, C. Marundeeswarar D. Thiagarajr at Thiruvottriyur E. Dhandeeswarar F. Yoga Narasimhar G. Vadapalani Dhandeeswarar)

References

http://shanthiraju.wordpress.com/temples-within-chennai/