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Mayiladuthurai also called mayavaram, situated in Nagapattinam district, Tamil Nadu. The town is located in the historic Thanjavur area on the banks of the River Cauvery. There are numerous temples in and around Mayiladuthurai making it a most sought pilgrim destination. According to legends, goddess Parvati was born as a peacock and devoted to Lord Shiva in the form of a peacock... In Tamil a peacock is called Mayiladuthurai. The neighbouring village is Sidharkaadu - ‘The forest of saints’. Several saints lived in this place and attained Moksh through Samadhi.
Mayiladuthurai also hosts the famous Natyanjali festival, which is held each year during Maha Shivaratri. Enjoyable environment which attracts tourists and trip should remain as extraordinary.


Mayuranathaswamy Temple

The Mayuranathaswamy Temple is devoted to Lord Shiva. In order to apologize, Goddess Parvati took rebirth in the form of a peacock in this region. Thus, the place is known as Mayavaram and Mayuram. Lord Shiva, the presiding deity of the temple, is known as 'Mayuranatha' which means the husband of Mayuram. Temple construction is very gorgeous.


A small village Located close to Mayiladuthurai and Chidambaram towns, prime attraction of the village is the Seerkazhi Temple deities Brahmapureeswarar and Thirumala nayaki

Parimala Ranganathar Temple

The Parimala Ranganathar Temple located on the banks of the Cauvery River. The temple deity is the idol of Parimala Ranganathan... The deity of Ganga Devi and Cauvery Devi can be seen near the feet and head of the main idol respectively.


By Air

Tiruchirappalli Airport is the nearest airport

By Rail

Mayiladuthurai railway station is well connected to other major cities by rail.

By Road

Mayiladuthurai is well connected Chennai and all cities  

Best Season to visit Mayiladuthurai is October to March

26.9 °C
scattered clouds
Humidity: 83%
Wind : 2.03 mt/sec towards E

Forecast for Next 3 days

light rain, overcast clouds, broken clouds
36.1 °C |26.5 °C
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36.2 °C |25.7 °C
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36.8 °C |25.1 °C
overcast clouds, broken clouds
37.9 °C |25.2 °C

Best Time To Visit : OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR
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Theme: Pilgrim
Near By Other Tourist Places

Mayiladuthurai   0 KM near     
Thirumanancheri   10 KM near     
Navagraha Sthalas   16 KM near     
Seerkazhi   19 KM near     
Kumbakonam   37 KM near     
Near By major Cities
Chennai  258 KM near     
Bangalore  333 KM near     
Thiruvananthapuram  467 KM near     
Near By Air Ports
Civil Airport   122 KM near     
Salem Airport   193 KM near     
Chennai Airport   242 KM near     
Madurai Airport   247 KM near     
Near By Local Cities
Tiruchirappalli  121 KM near     
Salem  199 KM near     
Madurai  238 KM near     
Tiruppur  281 KM near     
Near By Districts
Karaikal   31 KM near     
Thiruvarur   40 KM near     
Nagapattinam   45 KM near     
Ariyalur   70 KM near     
Near By RailWay Station
Mayiladuturai Junction Rail Way Station   2.8 KM near     
Nidur Rail Way Station   3.6 KM near     
Anandatandavapuram Rail Way Station   5.9 KM near     
Sirkazhi Rail Way Station   20 KM near     

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