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Thirumanancheri is a popular Shiva temple located 6 km from Kutthalam and 26 km from Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu. Lord Shiva is worshipped as Kalyanasundareswarar and his consort, Goddess Parvati, as Kokilaambal in Thirumanancheri.

This temple is associated with the marriage of Lord Shiva to Goddess Parvati. Hence, devotees seeking an early marriage often come to Thirumanancheri. It is a belief that a visit to this temple will remove all obstacles and pave the way for an early marriage.

A unique ritual associated with this temple is that those praying for an early marriage are supposed to come back to the temple with their respective spouses once they are married and in doing so wear the garlands that were given to them when they came praying for their wedding.

This temple was constructed during the Chola period by the then queen Sembiyanmadevi and has a beautiful architecture. The temple is open from 6 am to 12 noon and from 3 pm to 8 pm. Six worship services are performed in a day in this temple namely Ushakkalam, Kalai Santhi, Uchikalam Sayaratchai, Irandam Kalam, and Artha Jamam. Festivals such as the Navarathiri, Vijayadasami, Thirukkarthigai and Aruda Dharshanam are celebrated here with much pomp and show every year.

Other popular places of tourist interest near Thirumanancheri include Kumbakonam, Cuddalore, Swamimalai, Chidambaram and Seerkazhi. The climate in Thirumanancheri is pleasant and warm throughout the year. The best time to visit Thirumanancheri is between October and March.

The nearest domestic airport to Thirumanancheri is in Trichi. Chennai is the next closest international airport. Mayiladuthurai, an important junction in the southern railway network is the nearest railway station. Thirumanancheri is also well connected with all neighbouring cities by road.

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Thirumanancheri, Tamil Nadu

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Bharath Kumar

Thirumanancheri temple

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