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Joseph Vinoth

Joseph Vinoth3.6/5

2 reviews

Devotional place

Such a nice place, lot of temples, srivilliputhur is surrounded with lots of temples. Sweet beda is delicious. Its original and tasty. Srivilliputhur temple tower is the logo of tamilnadu govt. But lack of good hotels. Have to go for rajapalayam. Nice place nearby 2 waterfalls is there.

Pritvi Kanchi

Pritvi Kanchi3.9/5

266 reviews

A trip to the cracker hub of Sivakasi

I had been by road to Sivakasi in the month of May 2015. Virudhunagar is acessible from all the three modes of transport viz road, rail and air. The nearest airport to Virudhunagar is Madurai which is located at a distance of only 45 kilometers. The must-visit attractions in and around Virudhunagar include Sivakasi, Rajapalayam, Ayanur falls and the Pilavakkal dam. Sivakasi is located around 25 kilometers from Virudhunagar and is very popular for handicrafts and firecrackers. Rajapalayam is the coolest place in Virudhunagar district. Ayyanar falls is located just around 15 kilometers from Rajapalayam .

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Sivakasi Overview

Sivakasi is located in the Virudhunagar District, in the state of Tamil Nadu. The city is situated 70 kilometres south of Madurai and is one of the important places of Tamil Nadu. It is renowned for its fireworks and matchbox industries along with manufacturing pictures and calendars. Apart from that, it is famous for temples and local festivals that are celebrated in these temples in different seasons.

The history of Sivakasi is more than 600 years old. The city was ruled by Harikesari Parakkirama Pandian of Madurai, for a long time. Between 1428 and 1460 AD, he placed the lingam, which was brought from Kasi, in the city. The place then sanctified by the lingam was recognised as Sivakasi. Later, at that place, King Pandia and King Thirumalai Naicker contributed in the expansion of the famous temple of Lord Shiva. The temple is known as Kasi Viswanatha Swamy.

Sivakasi is famous for its Lord Shiva Temple and every year many devotees come from various parts of the country to visit this place. Badrakaliamman Temple is south India’s largest and biggest temple of Goddess Kali. It is a huge temple situated at Badrakali. It has a golden statue and a tall studded tower.

The Parasakthi Mari Amman Temple was constructed in 1923, and is known for its Panguni Uttiram festival that is celebrated for 21 days at this temple. Apart from these temples, there are other famous temples such as Andal Kovil, Tiruthangal, Thiruchuli, Sattur, Sri Venkatachalapathy and Mariamman Koil.

Other main tourist attractions in and around Sivakasi include waterfalls and dams including the likes of Ayyanar Falls, Muthaliar Oothu, Pilavakkal Dam, Nenmeni, Kullur Sandhai Reservoir, and Vembakottai. The climate of Sivakasi is tropical with April to June being the hottest months of the year. The city has dry and hot weather throughout the year. The best time to visit the city is between the months of October to April.

Sivakasi is well connected by both rail as well as road and there are regular buses and train services from different parts of Tamil Nadu to Sivakasi. Sivakasi has a railway station which is connected to most major cities in India. The nearest airport to the city is Madurai, which is located at a distance of 58 kilometres from Sivakasi.

There is so much to see in Sivakasi.

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