Thiruvanaikaval, also known as Thiruvanaikoil, is a peaceful, quaint and unspoiled town situated in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. This small suburb is located on the northern bank of the river Kaveri and lies very close to the Srirangam Island, which is a river island. One of the towns in the island, Srirangam is a renowned place of pilgrimage for the Hindus.
The Legend Of Shiva – Tourist Places In And Around Thiruvanaikaval
Thiruvanaikaval is a popular destination amongst the devotees of Lord Shiva because of the Jambukeswarar Temple that is located here. Lord Jambukeswarar is one of the avatars of Lord Shiva. In this temple, the god is worshipped along with Goddess Sri Akhilandeswari.
Within the premises of the temple is the Pancha Bootha Sthalam, that is a tank of holy water. It is believed that bathing with this holy water will wash off your bodily as well as spiritual sins and help you achieve moksha or salvation. In fact, the Shivalinga in the temple also has a source of freshwater situated beneath it.
The town of Thiruvanaikaval is famous for being the birthplace of the Nobel Laureate C. V. Raman, an Indian physicist, who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1930. Many tourists visiting the area are also attracted to this small town because of the desire to see the place where this world famous physicist was born. The house in which C. V. Raman was born and lived for most part of his life still stands in the town. It has become a place of pilgrimage for the educated and intellectual population of the country.
How To Reach Thiruvanaikaval
Thiruvanaikaval can be reached by air, train and road.
Best Time To Visit Thiruvanaikaval
The best time to visit the town is from October to February when the weather is pleasant and the temperature is bearable.