India, the other name
of “ Dev Bhumi” has a huge accumulation of temples,
shrines and holy places. Pilgrimage tour to South India significantly
contributes to make the place a highly travel destination. Thanjavur
was a royal city of Cholas, Nayaks and Mahrattas offers some extra
ordinary examples of great Indian Architectural Sculptors. Thanjavur,
better known as “Rice Bowl” of Tamil Nadu was also the
capital of the Pallavas dynasty.
Main Pilgrimage Attraction of Thanjavur
Bragatheeswarar Temple: Bragatheeswarar Temple
is adorned with imposing towers, Mandapams and pillars. This well
visited shrine has been sung by the Saivite Saint Poets and built
by Rajaraja Cholan, the Great Chola king, the example of Indian
Sculptural Architectural Greatness. Temple is bordered by moat on
two sides and impressive Anaicut River on the other side. It is
216 feet tall structure having one stupa at the top. Millions of
pilgrims used to make their visit to unfold the history of the big
temple in all through out the year.
Puliyur Vyagrapureeswarar Temple: Puliyur Vyagrapureeswarar
Temple is a popular shrine of Thanjavur situated just 80 km from
the cities main road. Kamadhenu, the devalogha cow prayed
to Lord Shiva to cure from numerous disease. Nataraja is worshiped
prior to all other gods is the unique feature of the temple.
Sikkal Singaravelavar Temple: This temple is unique
in the entire Tamil Nadu for worshiping Siva and Vishnu together
at the same premise. The 'Vel vankuthal' festival in the Tamil month
of Iyappasi is exceptionally eminent and ushers a huge gathering
of travelers for a wise travel.