- April 26, 2023
The 276 temples of Lord Shiva are mentioned in the Thevaram hymns sung by 63 Nayanmarkal. Out of 63 three Tamil poets where known as Saiva Kuruvars – Thirugnana Sambanthar, Tirunavukkarasar (aka Appar) and Sundaramoorthy Nayanar (aka Sundarar). These three are considered the primary three among the sixty three Nayanmars of the Saivite sect of Hinduism. The 276 are spread across India.