Thiruvarur - World Heritage Monument : The Thyagarajaswami Temple, dedicated to Lord Siva is located here. The biggest Temple Car [Chariot] called as “Aazhi Ther” in Tamil, is a specimen of magnificent workmanship and its beauty is still an attraction to many millions of pilgrims. The Car Festival of the temple is celebrated during March-April, every year. Kamalalayam Tank adjacent to the temple in a 25 acre area, is one of the largest temple tanks in the State. Muthupettai fulfills the blessings of Nature and the presence of Bird Sanctuaries in Udhayamarthandapuram and vaduvur attracts the tourist in large numbers. Population of the District is
12,64,277 [2011 Census] and the Town is 56,341 [2011 census]
Incidentally, Tiruvarur is the birth place of the great Music Trinity Sri Thagaraja Swamigal, Sri Shyama Sastrigal and Sri Muthuswamy Dikshitar. Mannargudy, Enkan, Koothanur, Alangudi are important religious centres nearby Thiruvarur. Thiruveezhimalai, Thirupampuram, Tirumeichur, Srivanjiyam, Tillaivilagam and Thirukkannamangai are the most important, popular and beautiful Temple sites of this district. There is an Art Gallery that exhibits the Collections to show case the greatness of Manuneethi Cholan. Panchamuga and Pari Nadaswaram the enthralling musical instruments of the long past, still continues to be played and patronized.