Thiruvaiyaaru – Aiyarappar Temple

Thiruvaiyaru is situated on the banks of the river Kaveri, 13 km fromThanjavur. Thiruvaiyaru means Five Rivers around the city. The Five Rivers are Arisilaaru, Vennaaru, Vettaaru, Kudamuruttiyaaru and Kaaviriyaaru. Thiruvaiyaru gets its name (Thiru = Sacred; ai = five; aaru = river). Thiruvaiyaru is more renowned for its association with Saint Thyagaraja, who, along with Muthuswami…

Thirumalapadi – Sri Vaithiyanatha Samy

Thirumazhapadi is situated on the bank of Kollidam river which is a branch of Cauvery River. Entire surroundings are filled with paddy and sugar cane fields. The famous Siva Temple is located in Thirumazhapadi. This Temple is called Sri Vaithiyanatha Samy Koil. It is one of the tourist places in Ariyalur. This temple is famous…

Tirupoonduruthi – Sri Pushpavaneswarar Temple

Tirupoonduruthi is located close to Thiruvaiyaaru and near Tanjore.   Praised in the Thevaram hymns of Tirunavukkarasar, Arunagirinathar and Sri Ramalinga Adigal. The Lord is not visible to celestial beings, Iyakkas, Vichadharas and others easily.He is in sacred PoonduruthiUnder whose care and feet, we are. – Tirunavukkarasar.Devas, Iyakkas, Vichadaras are some group living in the…

Tirukkandiyur – Brahma Sira Kandeeswarar Temple

Tirukkandiyur temple is located near Tiruvaiyaru (2 km away), and near Tanjore. The temple is incarnated by the hymns of Tirugnana Sambandar and is classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam. As per Hindu legend, Brahma, the Hindu god of creation and Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction, had originally five heads. Parvathi, the wife of Shiva once got…

Thiruvedhikudi -Sri Vedhapureeswarar Temple

Thiruvedhikudi is located near Thiruvaiyaaru. The temple is revered by the hymns of 7th century Tamil saint poets, Appar and Samandhar. The temple lies on Kudamurutti river. God was emanating from banana tank and hence called Vazhaimadu nathar. Lingam here is called Vedapuriswarar. The Pranava manthra “OM” came here and worshiped Lord Shiva, where ever the…

Thiruchotruthurai – Sri Odhanavaneswarar Temple

Thiruchotruthurai is located near Thiruvaiyaaru. Main deities: Sri Odhanavaneswarar, Oppillachelvar, Chottru Thurai Nather, Tholaya Selva nathar with Sri Annapoorani ambal, Oppilla Ammai Legend: Gowthama, Indhra and Surya worshiped Shiva. Shiva and Ambal are said to have provided a number of devotees with food, with rice that grew in the paddy fields closeby and gained the…