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PAPANASAM [30 kms] : Palaivana Nathar Swamy temple constructed by the Cholas and legendry 108 Sivalingam temple, believed to have been established by Lord Rama after the war against Ravana, are the two important temples of this area. The granaries here are specimen of effective storage system of Grains. There is a Granary, constructed by Nayaks of 16th century which is 36 ft tall and can hold a capacity of 3000 kalam [ unit of measure] of grains. The State Archaeological Department declared it as a monument.



Swamimalai [32 kms] :
Abode of Lord Murugan and one of the Arupadaivedu [ six special abodes] dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is believed that Lord Murugan defined the meaning of OM [pranava mantra] to his father Lord Siva here.


Darasuram [34 kms] :  
Temple dedicated to Lord Airvateswara was built by Raja Raja Cholan I in this town. The miniature sculptures of the Columns in this temple speaks of the 12th century architectural excellence. During 14th century architectural designs were changed to Brick – Mortar statues format of Big Temple of Thanjavur. This temple has been classified as World Heritage Monument.

Kumbakonam [40 kms] :
This is called as Town popular temples. Kumbeswarar, Sarangapani, Nageswarar, Chakrapani Temples are few important to mention among them. Apart from this there is a Sacred Tank in the center of the town called as MAHAMAGAM TANK. Every year a Mela or festival is celebrated during Tamil Month Masi [Feb-Mar] on the auspicious day of MAGAM star, when lakhs of pilgrims come here to bathe in this tank. Not only pilgrims, even the deities of the temples in and around kumbakonam have a holy dip on that day. Once in every 12 years it is celebrated as Mahamagam when millions take a dip in the holy tank.

Uppliyappan Koil [6 kms] :
It is very near to Thirunageswaram and it is also known as Thiruvinnagar or Venkatachalapathy Temple. The temple has a five-tiered Tower [Rajagopuram]. Lord venkatachalapathy and Tirupathi Balaji both are called as Oppil Appar. The Nivediyam offered to the Perumal will be without salt. Mythological legend in Brahmanda puranam says the Lord accepts to marry a very young girl who does not even know to add measure of salt for food. Hence anything cooked and offered in the temple is without salt.
 

Thiruvidaimaruthur [8 kms] :  River Cauvery passes through this village. This is also called as Madhyarjunam. The presiding deities are Mahalingeshwar and Perunamulaiyamai.  

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