Tourist spots in Vilupuram
Villupuram District is the Tamil Nadu's second largest district. Genji Fort, kalvarayan hill were the tourist sites of Vilupuram. Tirukkovilur and Tiruvakkarai sites nearby is the famous spiritual spots in Vilupuram. In ancient times Vilupuram district is separated from North Arcot. Vilupuram binds many pilgrim centers of Tamilnadu such as Mayilam Murugan temple, Temple for Thirunangai Kuvagam Kuthandavar Temple, Singavaram one stone temple, Sengikottai, Sadaiyappa Vallal born place Thiruvennai Nallur, Ulagalantha Perumal temple, Marakkanam Beach and Angala Parameshwari temple.
Ancient Temples of Vilupuram, Tamilnadu
Sadaiyappa Vallal who praised great Tamilnadu poet Kamban was born in this place. You have been heard this name Sadaiyappa Vallal in many school Tamil books. Lord Sivan temple constructed on 100BC was located in Thirvennallur. This village is 29 Km away from Vilupuram. Bus facilities were available for this temple from Vilupuram.
This village served as the headquarters of Thigambaram Swamigal. Kanchi leaded the Thigambaram swamigal. There are two jain temple in Mel-Sitthamur. Both temples were built on 16BC. This village is located at 20Km away from Thindivanam.
Popular temples in Vilupuram, Tamilnadu
Songs written by Perialwar took place in this temple. The songs were about ulagalantha perumal. God named with Pushpavalli Thaiyar has her own temple. In addition to this there are other tourist spots in Thirukovilor. Kabilar is famous ancient poet of Tamilnadu. He lived in Kabilar hills, Thirukovilor. History says that Kabilar stayed in this hill at the end of his life. This hill is now in the custody of state archaeological department. Ulagalantha perumal temple is situated between Kadalur to Chittur national highway. It is approximately 35 Km away from Vilupuram.
History of lord Siva took place in Melmalaiyanur. Brahmashti Dhosam is one type of Dhosam that makes problem to our life. Lord Siva suffered from Brahmasthi Dhosam. This Dhosam was solved in the place Melmalaiyanur. So now this place is famous for solving Brahmasthi Dhosam. Maasi Ammavasai festival celebrated grandly in Melmalaiyanur. If you participate this festival it is believed that your thought will be fulfilled. Sankarabarani river orginates from the Melmalaiyanur lake. This lake is so beautiful. River originates from this lake reaches Pondicherry sea. Temples near the lake were believed as more powerful.
Thiruvakkarai is famous for Chola Sivan Temple. Sivan Temple in Thiruvakkarai is constructed by King Chola. More than 1000's of devotees visit this temple on Full moon day. It is believed that Lord siva gain power on full moon day. This information has been retrieved from the writings in temple.
Here is the famous Kudaivarai temple built by Makindravarama Pllavan. This temple is famous for its sculpture. This temple is located 20Km away from Vilupuram district.
More than 8000 jains (samanargal) lived in this village. So it received the name Ennaiyiram. Ennaiyiram is a tamil word which can be written as En+Aayiram. En means Jains and Aayiram means Thousand. Narasimman temple built by the great king Raja Raja Cholan is located in this village.
Small hill with lord Muruga is located in Mayilam. Mayilam is tamil word which refers lord Muruga. Panguni Uthiram festival is famous in Mayilam. During this festival people from all regions of Tamilnadu visit Mayilam. This is located between Pondichery to Thindivanam national highway.
It is oldest church built for St Antony's by his disciple St. kuncan. This oldest church is located between Chennai - Salem national highway.
Koovagam is the temple for Thirunangai. This temple famous for 15days Chithirai Thiruvila. This is popular temple in India. Thirunangai from all state in India were invited for this 15days Chithirai festival.
This is a place for Tamil jains. Jain caves in this tiny village is popular and attracts tourists. There is a big temple in Tirunarunkadai which has collection of bronze statue. Carnival is celebrated by Tamil jains in the months of January and February. This tiny village is 16Km away from Ulunthurpettai.
Avulurpettai is famous for its historical Murugan temple. Panguni Uthiram carnival is famous in Avalurpettai.
Kamalakanni amman temple and acelam temple
Kamalakanni amman temple is famous for its ancient wall paintings. Acelam temple is great temple built by first Rajendira cholan. History of this Cholan is written in foreign language. History student may find this temple useful.
Pachaiamman Kovil is famous for the hill located near this temple. This hill resembles seven saints were standing in a row. Many Ayurveda medicines were available in this hills. This hill contains Medicinal plants grown in Kolli hills.
Maharaja Thesingh got blessing from the hill top temple. This temple architecture involves north Indian style. Statue in this temple is longer than Srirangam Renganathar. The length of the statue is 24feet which is longer than Srirangam Renganathar. This statue is made on one huge gigantic rock. This statue was done Mahendira Pallavan. This is great innovative work done by Mahendira Pallavan.
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