Arulmigu Thiyagaraja Swamy Temple - Tiruvarur
The Thiyagaraja temple at Thiruvarur is one of the ancient heritage sites of India and is a representation of the religio-socio-cultural history of the Tamil region for a period spanning over a millennium and a half. Little is known about this shrine to much of India. The vast temple complex today is truly a standing monument to centuries of history and tradition.
Located near Thanjavur in Tamilnadu, Thiruvarur is an ancient shrine steeped in mysticism. It is rich in legend, history and tradition.
Website : www.thiyagarajaswamytemple.tnhrce.in
Arulmigu Saraswathi Temple, Koothanur
We can be proud that people the world over, when they get in search of theism, ancient arts, culture and spiritual knowledge, go now where else than our sacred nation-Bharat. It is because of the blessings of Goddess Saraswathi. Also known as ‘ Kalaimagal ’, the goddess of the total of 64 art forms that our nation is praised as the nation for spiritual knowledge or even,for that matter, any knowledge.
The rivers, Ganges, Yamuna, Indus, Narmadha, Godhavari, Krishna and Kaveri are given prominence when we hear praises of our nation. Kaveri, who spread out from the water container (kamandalam)of stage Agasthya, has brought about many famed places and incidents to the Chola region of Tamilnadu. There are many branches of the river Kaveri which run like blood vessels across the Chola region.
Website : www.koothanursaraswathy.tnhrce.in
Arulmigu Rajagopalaswamy Temple,Mannargudi.
Thanjavur district is famous as ‘Koil Paathi, Kulam Paathi' and this axiomatic saying applied into Mannargudi. Situated southeast of Thanjavur it has bus transport facilities connecting Thanjavur and Kumbhakonam. Mannargudi is the repository of all the accumulated trends of copiousness, of fertility of soil, water resources, educational facilities and cultural advancement. Gudi in Telugu means temple. As Raja mannar, viz. Rajagopalan abides in this temple, it is well known as Rajamannargudi. It is indeed unique that in several cases in Tamil Nadu, why, in the entire country, we can come across with the name of the temple forming part of the nomenclature of the town. Sri Rajagopalaswamy is pre-eminent among the Vaishnavite temples of Tanjavur district. Mannargudi ‘the soil super' is also another famous adage. Mannargudi, which is 4.6 sq.miles in area, abides in many temples. There are also temples of people following other religions and faiths. Many Sanskrit and Tamil scholars and expert musicians lived here and still do so.
Website : www.rajagopalaswamytemple.tnhrce.in
Arulmigu Pongusaneeswarar Temple, Thirukollikadu
Thirugnana Sambandar has sung in praise of God as 'Oongu Pugazh Kollikaadare' (Great fame in Devaram. A Chola King with heavy sani dhosam finally got relief from his sufferings on worshipping the Sani Bhagavan, Agneeswarar and Mirudupaadanayagi at Kollikadu. Sthala Viriksha (Holy tree of the temple) is Vannimaram. Theerthakulam (the sacred pond) lies on the northern side of the temple. It is called Agnitheertham.
Website : www.pongusaneeswarar.tnhrce.in
Arulmigu seshapureeswarar Kedhu Temple,Thiruvarur
Thiruppampuram is a village situated 3 kms away from Karkaththi, a place westward of Kollumangudi on the kumbakonam – Kaaraikaal road. This is the 59th of the hymn ordained temples south of the kaaveri river. Smt Thirgnanaasambandar has sung pathigam on his temple. Saints Thirunavukkarasar and Sundarar have each sung one song on his temple.
Website : www.raghukethutemple.tnhrce.in
Arulmigu Periyanayaki & Vellimalainaathar Temple,Thiruthangoor
This is a small ancient temple with no great festivities. The Navagraha Lingas named after the planets-Sun, Moon, Mars-Sevvai or Mangal, Mercury the Budha, Guru the Jupiter, Venus the Shukra, Sani the Saturn and the two serpent planets Rahu and Ketu are maintained safely in the temple. These Lingas are in the prakara in a line in various sizes-big and small.
Website : www.vellimalainaathartemple.tnhrce.in