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Tiruvarur (a.k.a. Thiruvarur) town is the head quarters for Tiruvarur district in India, located at a distance of 58 km from Thanjavur (a.k.a. Tanjore) and 25 km from Nagappatinam. In the olden days Tiruvarur has been an important town for the Chola Kings. The famous King Manu Needhi Chola was ruling here.

Tiruvarur is the birthplace of Carnatic musicians "Sangeeta Mummurthigal " Thyagaraja (or Tyagaraja), Muthuswamy (also spelt as Muthuswami) Dheshidar and Syama Shastri. The Arulmigu Thyagarajaswamy (also spelt as Thyagarajaswami) Temple at Tiruvarur is one of the biggest in the country and this temple has the biggest temple chariot in Tamil Nadu. The chariot is very beautiful and Thyagaraja Car festival celebrated here in months of March -April attracts large crowds.

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Tiruvarur is well connected through roads by public and private carriers to cities like Chennai, Coimbatore, Trichy and Bangalore. It is connected by rail to important places like Chennai, Thanjavur, Trichy and Quilon (Kerala).

Airports nearby:

  • Trichy (110 km)
  • Madurai (240 km)
  • Chennai (320 km)

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  • Sri Thiayagaraja Temple is situated at Tiruvarur.
  • Nagore Dharga (Muslim shrine) is situated in Nagore, which is 30 km from Tiruvarur.
  • Velanganni Church is situated in Velanganni, which is 30 km from Tiruvarur.
  • Sri Rajagopalaswamy Temple at Mannargudi. Mannargudi is 28 km from Tiruvarur Town. A function called "PAR PUGHALUM PANGUNI TIRUVIZHA" will be celebrated every year during the month of March.
  • Jambavanodai Dharga in Tiruthuraipoondi Taluk. Holy place for Muslims. 53 km from Tiruvarur and 25 km from Tiruthuraipoondi.
  • Sri Murugan Temple is situated at ENGAN. Engan is 13 km from Tiruvarur.
  • Sri Kothandaramar Temple at THILLAIVILAGAM in Tiruthuraipoondi Taluk. It is 20 km from Tiruthuraipoondi.
  • Sri Saraswathi Temple at Koothanur, Nannilam Taluk, 22 km from Tiruvarur Town.
  • Stone Temple Car, Near by thiyagaraja temple (you will get in the thiyagaraja temple itself). It is the oldest temple car made by stone and it is an excellent work.  edit
  • Kamalalayam - Tiruvarur Temple Tank.


The chariot is very beautiful and Thyagaraja Car Festival, celebrated here in months of March-April, attracts large crowds.


mangros farastin thillaiilagam thiruarur dirstik and ramar tample and natarajar tample thillaivilagam is verey beaputeyfull place


decent vegetarian and traditional south indian food is available at reasonale price



hotels with accomodation is available at reasonable price near the bus stand and railway station.

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