Place of Worship

Place of Worship

Darasuram Airavateswarar Temple

located 30 kilometers from the city of Thanjavur

A prime example of 12th-century Chola architecture, the Airavatheeswarar of Darasumam Temple was constructed by Raja Raja Chola II (Rajendra Chola) and is remarkably intact until this day. The temple features distinctive small sculpture on its frontal columns. Darasuram is also a hub for silk weaving. This temple was designated as a World Heritage Monument by UNESCO.

Schwartz Church

2 km from Thanjavur Railway Station

Schwartz Church, a historic monument located in the palace garden, was built in 1779 by Serfoji II as a token of affection for Rev. C.V. Schwartz of the Danish Mission.

Swamimalai

35 kms from city of Thanjavur

It is one of Lord Subramanian’s six abodes, or Arupaid Veedu. The temple is exquisite. Swamimalai’s handicrafts, especially the bronze idols, are highly prized for their aesthetic worth and beauty.

Papanasam Ramalingeswarar Temple

25 kms from Thanjavur on the way to Kumbakonam

Papansamam is a town rich in history. Two well-known temples are present. The first is the Pallaivananathaswamy Temple, built during the Chola dynasty. The other is the temple known as 108 Sivalayam, home to 108 Sivalingas. An impressive sight is the granary built by the Nayaks (1600-1634).

Thirukarukavur karbarakshambigai Temple

20 kms from Tanjore old bus stand 

The Arulmigu Mullai vananathar and Karparakshambigai Temple are located 20 kilometers apart in the Vettaru River, a branch of the Cauvery. 20 kilometers southwest of Kumbakonam and to the northeast of Thanjavur.

Kumbakonam

35 kilometers off to the city of Tanjore

A visit to the temple town of Kumbakonam is a must for every tourist. Situated just 35 kilometers off to the city of Tanjore, Kumbakonam is famous for its temples sculptures having erotic overtones. Some of the must visit temples are Sarangapani, Kumbeswarar, Nageswara and Ramaswamy temples. Kumbakonam is also the venue of the Mahamaham festival that is celebrated every 12 years.

Darasuram

Located just 35 kilometers from Tanjore

Located just 35 kilometers from Tanjore, Darasuram is a magnificent temple that is dedicated to Lord Siva. The temple is among the hundreds built by Rajendra Chola. Darasuram is also famous as a silk weaving center.

Naageswaran Temple

Situated just 35 kilometers from the downtown Thanjavur

Situated just 35 kilometers from the downtown Thanjavur, Naageswaran Temple is an ideal mix of devotion, mythology and aesthetics. The temple that was built around 1005 A.D is an outstanding symbol of Chola sculpture. The place attracts academicians and researchers, many of them foreigners, who are keen in interpreting the rock wall edicts and study the sculptures.

Thirubuvanam

Located 45 kilometers from Tanjore

Thirubuvnam is a 13th century Chola temple that is dedicated to Lord Siva. This beautifully crafted temple stands 45 kilometers from Tanjore.wamy temples. Kumbakonam is also the venue of the Mahamaham festival that is celebrated every 12 years.

Thiruvaiyaru

Situated just 15 kilometers from Tanjore

Situated just 15 kilometers from Tanjore, Thiruvaiyaru is the birthplace and abode of famous poet cum saint Thyagaraja. The place is considered a vibrant cultural destination because of a music festival that is held here every January in honor of the saint.

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