is a fertile plain which is referred to as the 'rice bowl'
of Tamil Nadu. Located on the eastern coast of central Tamil
Nadu, it has the distinction of having been the capital of the
Cholas - one of the greatest dynasties of the South. The cholas
were great temple builders and Thanjavur bears witness to this,
being dotted with no fewer that 74 temples - the most famous of
which is the Brahadeeswarar temple, a World Heritage
important road distances from Thanjavur
(10 km) The temple of Brahmasirekandeswaran and Harshavimochana
Perumal are situated here. These temples have exquisite
(13) There is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva known as
Panchanatheeswarar. It is also the place where Saint Thyagaraja
lived and attained samadhi. Every year in January, a
music festival is held here in his honour, attracting performers
from all over South India.
(32 km) This is one of the six abodes (Arupadaiveedu) dedicated
to Lord Subramanya.
(36 km) The four large temples - the Sarangapani, the
Kumbeswarar the Nageswara and the Ramaswamy temples located here
are noted for their sculptures and carvings. The Mahamaham
festival celebrated here once in twelve years.
(76 km) The only temple dedicated to the Goddess of Learning
Saraswathi, is located at Koothanur.
(105 km) This is coastal town 30 km from Mayiladuthurai. It was
a very early Danish settlement and was once an important port
and the headquarters of the British Collector.
(104 km) Vedaranyam is on the Tiruthuraipoondi Point Calimere
section of the Southern Railways. It is said to be the place
where Shiva appeared with parvathy in bridal attire before Saint
(112 km) This is the northern point of Park's Bay. A dip in the
sea here place is considered holy on new moon days. This place
is also noted for migratory water fowl.
(55 km) The Thyagarajaswami Temple here has some important
inscriptions. it is the birth place of Saint Thyagaraja.
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