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Ananth Pranesh

Ananth Pranesh3.9/5

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Town known for a great heritage

Thiruvarur is an old town with popular temple called Tyagaraja Swamy temple. The place is also for the great 3 great karnatak Musicians known as Trimurti. They are Thyagaraja, Muthuswamy dikshitar and Shyama Sastrigal. Fortunately even to this day their house is retained.

Thyagaraja temple also has a shrine for Kamalamba and Nilotpal Amba devi, on whom Muthuswamy dikshitar has composed many songs.

In front of Tyagaraja temple, there is a pond, and has a temple at the center. One can go by boat to see the temple.

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Thenmozhi Meiyalagan

Thenmozhi Meiyalagan4.3/5

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This Destination is One of the Saptha Vidangar Sthalam

Tiruvarur is located in the Kaveri Delta Region near the coastal margin ( eastern) just 110 kms from Trichy. It is exactly 290 kms from chennai. It is connected well by Road and Rail to Major cities of the Country.

The Velankanni Church is Just 35kms from Thiruvarur. Thiruvarur is also located centrally between the 9 Navakiraga Temples, which are visted most often by the HINDUS ALL Over the World.

* Thiruvarur Thiagaraja Sami Temple is the Principle Temple for the 'SAIVAS' those who worship Lord shiva.

* This is also one of the Panchabootha Sthalam. This is the Sthalam for Boomi (Earth).

This is also Called as Sarvadosha Parigaara Sthalam. One can get remedy for all Doshams, including the Navakiraga Doshams.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Here & Near Sight-seeng is

Uthyamarathandapuram birds sanctuary,
Point calimere- kodiyakkarai(65kms),
Vaduvoor birds sanctuary.

Activities & things to do: We are stayed in Hotel Selvies, One of the best hotel in Tiruvarur, The person Mr. Senthil kind person and give good guidance.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Approach

Nearest Airport : Tiruchy (110Kms)
Railway Junction : Tiruvaruru


Many private and govrnment bus Operators are Operating buses from Chennai, Bangalore, Madurai, Ernakulam, Coimbatore & Tiruvananthapuram.

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Thiruvarur Overview

Situated between Nagapattinam and Thanjavur, Thiruvarur is at distance of 290 km from Chennai and lies in the Cauvery river basin, in the state of Tamil Nadu. Popular for its green paddy fields and huge temple towers, Thiruvarur is one of the oldest temple towns in the state.

The Sri Tyagaraja Temple and the annual chariot festival in April have made Thiruvarur an important pilgrim centre. Thiruvarur is also the birth place of Tyagaraja, Muthuswami Dikshitar and Syama Sastri, who are known as the trinity of Carnatic music.

The Arulmighu Sri Tyagaraja Temple is dedicated to the Somaskanda aspect which represents Shiva with his consort Uma, and Skanda as a child. The temple complex is spread around an area of over 20 acres and has shrines specially made for Vanmikanathar, Tyagarajar and Kamalaamba worshipped as Goddess Shakti.

The Thiruvarur Temple has the largest chariot or temple car in the state. Equally attractive is the Kamalalayam temple tank. Covering an area of 25 acres this temple tank is one of the largest in the country. Another important feature of this temple is the ‘Panchamuga Vadyam’, an unique musical instrument with five faces. It is believed that Nanchi Devi played on this instrument as Lord Shiva danced.

Panchamuga and another ancient musical instrument Pari Nadaswaram is still used in this temple town. The Thiruvarur Temple also has an art gallery inside the temple premises which houses several antique articles that are of historical importance.

Other important temples in and around Thiruvarur are the Arulmighu Shri Rajagopalaswamy Temple in Mannargudy, Shri Subramanyaswamy shrine in Enkan, Arulmighu Shri Saraswathy Temple at Koothanur and the Guru Temple. Popular tourist places near Thiruvarur are the birds’ sanctuary in Udhayamarthandapuram and Vaduvoor and the mangrove forests in Muthuppettai.

With NH 67 passing through Thiruvarur, this town is well connected with Chennai, Coimbatore, Tiruchirapalli and Nagapattinam. The nearest railway station is at Nagapattinam which is 24 km away. The closest airport is at Trichy, at a distance of 150 km.

Thiruvarur can be visited any time of the year. However, visiting this place during the chariot festival is an ideal way to understand the culture and rituals followed at the Shri Tyagaraja Temple.

Photos of Thiruvarur

Pathanjali Manoharar Temple, Thiruvarur

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Patanjali Manoharar temple
Sri Thyagarajaswamy Temple, Thiruvarur

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Ananth Pranesh

Saptamatrika temple

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