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9. Vaitheswaran Koil : This is located on the Mayiladuthurai - Sirkazhi road, 24 kms from Poompuhar. Saivaite Hymns refer this place as Pullirikkuvolur. Vaithyanathan , Thaiyal Nayaki and Muthukumarasamy [ Murugan] are the important Deities of this Temple. This is worshiped as the ANGARAGA/ SEVVAI Navagraha Sthalam. A dip in the Sidhamirtham tank in this temple is believed to cure all the diseases.

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10. Sirkazhi : This is the birth place of Saivite Saint Thirugnana Sambandar. Goddess Parvathi is said to have fed milk to Divine Child Prodigy Thirugnana Sambandar. This event is observed annually in the Popular Sattainathar Temple located here. Lord is also called as Brahmapureswarar and Thoniyappar too.

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11. Thirunallaru : The Popular Darbharanyeswarar Temple [ Dharbai=a type of Grass and Aranyam (forest) hence it is called by this name. ] is located here. Lord Saneeswaran [Saturn] is enshrined here in a separate Sannidhi. Emerald Lingam in this temple is the special attraction and devotees attend the regular Puja to this lingam in the mornings everyday. This is a Navagraha Parihara Thalam, for Saturn visited by thousands of people during Saturdays and also on Saturn’s Transition [periodical] day to other zodiac signs.


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12.Thiruvarur : It was also called as Aroor and assumed the present name later. It is 65kms from Poompuhar and 20 kms from Nagapattinam. Thyagaraja Swamy [Veedi Vidangar] Temple is the popular temple and more famous is the 96 ft tall AZHI THER [CHARIOT] weighing 300 tons and the Grand Car Festival of Thiruvarur. Lakhs of people turn out for this famous car festival. Lord is also worshipped as Moolanathar.Tranqbar Fort

13. Tranquebar : It is 25 kms from Poompuhar and popularly called as Tharangambadi [It means ‘Village of Dancing Waves’ ], located near the mouth of Cauvery River flowing through this land. This land was a Danish colony between 1620 to 1845. Christian Missionaries concentrated in spreading Christianity in this region. Danish Fort and buildings of Danish architecture are the main attraction of Tharangambadi. After 225 years of rule, The Danes, sold this land to British east India Company in the year 1845. The Danish Structures were converted into Educational Institutions by the Christian Missionaries.

14. Danish Fort : This fort of Dansborg was built in 1620. The fort was surrounded by a moat, access to the fort being over a drawbridge. Along the Rampart; Governor’s complex, Church, Residential quarters, Barracks, Ware houses, Kitchen and Jail complexes were built to form a town within. Eastern side had the main part of the Fort facing the Sea. Sea on the on the Eastern and Western side protected the fort. Many parts of the fort have been constructed and re-constructed several times during their period. The Remains of the fort is under the control of Tamil Nadu Archaeological Department contains a MUSEUM, open to Public on all days except Friday.

15. Zion Church : or Church of South India , One of the oldest Protestant Church, was built in the year 1701 and was renovated between 1782 - 84, during the Danish period.

16. Town Gateway : This is a structure in Danish Architectural style built in the year 1792.

17. Masilamaninathar Temple : This temple built in 1305 by Maravarma Kulasekara Pandian exhibits outstanding architectural skills. The front portion of the temple has been partly damaged due to sea-erosion.

18. Danish Governor’s Bungalow : This building gets its name as it was used as the residence of the Danish Governor in 1784. It is the biggest building in Tharangambadi.

 


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