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7DX Theatre

The 7DX Theatre located near Mahabalipuram bus stand screens India's first and only historical 7DX movie, Pallava Dynasty - A time travel.. More...


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Poondi Matha Basilica [35 kms] : Nearest Railway Station is Boodalur / Budalur. It is a Roman Catholic pilgrim centre similar to Vailankanni. Fr. Constantine Joseph Beschi popularly known as Veeramamunivar built the Church of Mary Queen of Immaculate Conception between 1714 and 1718. This church was officially classified as a minor Basilica in 1999 by Pope John Paul II. Accommodation is provided to the pilgrims by the Church Authorities. Contact -04362-280422 for further details.

Thirukarugavoor [20 kms] : Mullaivana Nathar and Karbarakshambiga Temple is located on the riverbed of Vettaru a branch of River Cauvery. It is 20 kms from Kumbakonam too. The saivite saints Thirunavukkarasar and Thirugnanasambandar have sung hymns in praise of the Lord Siva here. Garbha [pregnancy] Rakshambigai [protecting goddess] is believed to be the protector of Pregnancy and blesses women with smooth delivery of babies. Hence, expecting mothers from all corners of the State visit and pray to the goddess for her blessings.


Patteswaram [38 kms] : Patteeswaram got its name from Patti, daughter (calf) of sacred cow Kamadhenu worshipped here. The Durga with a gracious and peaceful look, on simhavahana with her foot on the head of Mahishasura, is in standing posture here. The Goddess appears in a Tribanga stature, eight hands, with three eyes. The youngest Saivite Saint Thirugnana Sambandar, one visited the Thenupureswarar temple. It was a very hot day. Lord Siva made his Ganams to make a Muththu Pandal to reduce the effect of heat on the boy. He ordered Nandi to move aside that the saint have darshan right from where he was. It is a twin temple complex of Durga and Thenupureeswarar .

GangaiKondancholapuramManora [65 kms] : It is a town located near Peravurani town. The word 'Manora' was derived from the word 'Minar'. Manora is known for the eight-storied miniature fortress built by Rajah Serfoji in 1814. This 75-foot tower is hexagonal in shape and guarded by a moat. It was built in honor of Britain's victory over Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo. It is an excellent show case of Chola architecture. UNESCO has declared Manora as World Heritage Site. Cool Sea, Sailing Boats, breezy coconut groves around makes Manora a popular picnic spot and a coastal town in Thanjavur.

GangaiKondancholapuramGangaikondaan Cholapuram [71 kms] : The town acquired this name, because Rajendra I during his campaign to the north, bought water from river Ganga in Golden Pot and sanctified the reservoir water body here. Hence he was given the title of 'Gangaikondan' (the one who brought the Ganges). The popular Siva Temple was built by Rajendra Chola at Gangaikondan Cholapuram and devotees call it an equal of the Big Temple. This area is filled with refreshing landscapes for miles around .

Thiruvarur [55kms] world Heritage Monument :This is the birth place of, One of the Musical Trinity and Saint Thyagarajar. The Thyagarajaswami Temple, dedicated to Lord Siva, possesses the biggest Temple Car [Chariot].Car Festival of this temple is celebrated in March-April, every year. Kamalalayam Tank adjacent to the temple in a 25 acre area is one of large temple tanks in the State. TTDC organizes Boating Experience in this temple tank from 1997.

Vedaranyam: [104 kms] : It is also called as Thiru marai kaadu. Vedaranyeswarar Temple is another architectural specimen of the Chola King. Paurnami Festivals [full moon] in the Tamil months of Adi [Jul-Aug] and Thai [Jan-Feb] attracts pilgrims from all over Tamilnadu. This town has another significance in the war of Independence in India. A parallel Salt Sathyagraha March, similar to that of Dandi March of Mahatma Gandhiji, in 1930 was organized here under the leadership of  C.Rajagopalachari.


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