Vedaranyam is a municipality in the Nagapattinam district. The town is famous for the Vedaranyeswarar temple from which the place gets its name. The temple constructed by King Parantaka of the Chola kingdom, is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The town is home to several other temples. Other tourist attractions are the Salt Sathyagraha Memorial Stubi, the Ayurvedic Medicinal Forest, the Historical Light House, Ramar Paatham and Ettukudi Murugan Temple.