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Thirumanancheri - Where The Gods Come To Tie The Knot


Tamil Nadu is famous for its sleepy temple towns and the images it inspires in the minds of the tourist are not that far from the real thing. In many ways Thirumanancheri is the archetypal temple town, located on the banks of the Cauvery river in the Nagapattinam district. Many are the towns in Tamil Nadu are known far and wide as being centres of Shaivism. Thirumanancheri is another one of those centres.

The temple of Thirumanancheri is dedicated to Lord Shiva. But, there is a catch here: the temple is worshipped by lonely hearts who have had no luck in finding a good life partner. Thirumanam stands for marriage and cheri translates to village or hamlet. According to legend, it was here that Lord Shiva married Goddess Parvati. It is said that all hurdles that prevent a successful marriage can be overcome if one makes a pilgrimage to Thirumanancheri.

Tourist Places In And Around Thirumanancheri

Tourist can also visit Sapthasagara Thirtha, Thevaram Shrine, Sri Kalyanasundareswarar Swamy Temple and Panchaloha Utsavar, which attracts many tourist to visit Thirumanancheri.

How To Reach Thirumanancheri

The town is easily accessible via road and rail. The closest railway station is Mayiladuthurai Junction and the town is close to Kumbakonam railway junction as well. The route by road is also well maintained. One can get to Thirumanancheri by road from Chennai via the Pondicherry-Cuddalore route.

Thirumanancheri Weather

The climate in Thirumanancheri is pretty good at all times of the year and hence, one does not have to make special travel plans taking climatic conditions into consideration. It has good weather throughout the year.

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How to Reach Thirumanancheri

  • By Road
    By road, the best route to get to Thirumanancheri is from Chennai which lies at a distance of about 269 kilometers. Along this route, under optimum driving conditions, you can get to Thirumanancheri in as short as 5 and a half hours. From Bangalore to Thirumanancheri, the distance by road comes to around 430 kilometers, and the drive itself will take close to 8 hours under optimum conditions. State transport buses and private services are available to and from the town.
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  • By Train
    Thirumanancheri does not have a railway station of its own, and hence approaching the town directly via railroad is not possible. The closest railway stations are the Mayiladuthurai Railway Junction and the Kumbakonam Railway junction. Both Kumbakonam and Mayiladuthurai are relatively close to Thirumanancheri, in terms of road miles. And hence approachability via rail is also not an issue. Regular trains are available from these two stations to the major towns and cities of Tamil Nadu.
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  • By Air
    The closest airport to Thirumanancheri is Chennai which is 256 kilometers away. One can take a flight to Chennai, and then travel by car or bus to Thirumanancheri. Chennai International Airport is well connected to all major cities in India. Taxi services are available from the airport to reach the town of Thirumanancheri. The journey by road comes to about five and half hours.
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