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Thiruvanaikaval – The Abode Of Shiva


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.

Famous Associations

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.

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Thiruvanaikaval Weather

28oC / 82oF
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  • Wind: WNW 13 km/h

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How to Reach Thiruvanaikaval

  • By Road
    Tamil Nadu government runs regular bus services from the major cities and towns of the state to the town of Thiruvanaikaval. The bus services from Thiruvanaikaval are also regular. In fact, many pilgrims coming to the town prefer taking the state run buses. The roads are in good condition if you are planning to drive down in your own vehicle.
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  • By Train
    There is no railway station at Thiruvanaikaval. The nearest railway station is in Trichy and is about 9 km from Thiruvanaikaval. One can take a bus or a private taxi to reach the town from the railway station. Trichy is well connected to the main cities of the country via regular network of trains.
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  • By Air
    The airport nearest to Thiruvanaikaval is in Thiruchirappalli or Trichy. The airport is at a distance of about 5 km from the main city of Trichy and about 12 km from Thiruvanaikaval. There are many domestic as well as international flights coming to Trichy. One can take a private cab from outside the airport to reach Thiruvanaikaval.
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