Located near the banks of the River Kollidam, Seerkazhi is a pilgrimage site of Hindus. It is situated in Nagapattinam District in the state of Tamil Nadu. The history of the region dates back to the Chola period. During the 4th and 5th century, the region was a Buddhist centre. The Portuguese, Dutch and British ruled the region during the 16th, 17th and 18th century respectively.
This beautiful city attracts thousands of devotees every year for its Shiva temple. Housing four tall gopurams, the main deities in Seerkazhi Temple are Brahmapureeswarar and Thirumala nayaki. Apart from being a birthplace of famous saint Gnanasambanthar, Thoniappar and Sattainathar are the prominent deities worshiped here.
Seerkazhi still preserves its traditional and religious practices, rituals and customs. Seerkazhi is mostly inhabited by Hindus and Brahmotsavam is a famous festival celebrated here. The best time to visit Seerkazhi is during the months of September until February.
Tourists can reach Seerkazhi through air, rail and road transport. The closest airport to the destination is Tiruchirapalli Airport, which serves domestic as well as international flights.
Mayiladuturai Junction is the nearest railway station. The station is served by various trains from Chennai, Rameswaram, Coimbatore, Tiruchirapalli and Villupuram. Frequent buses operated by the Tamil Nadu State Road Transport Corporation are available from Chennai, Chidambaram, Nagapattinam and Mayavaram.