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Right from the origin of its name, Mayiladuthurai has an inexorable connect with the myths and history. The name originates from the legend that Goddess Parvathi took the form of a peacock to solicit the attention of Lord Shiva

This beautiful town is steeped in history and is known after great writers and luminaries. The presence of temples with a history dating back to centuries make it a popular tourist spot and a pilgrimage circuit.

The architectural splendor of the temples lend an element of novelty and no matter how many temples you would visit, it would seem like a new experience every time. Thirumullaivasal is blessed with a scenic beach, natural beauty and tourists visit the ancient temple in good numbers. The visit to temples at Keelaperumpallam, Thiruvengadu, Vaitheeswarankoil, Thirukkadaiyur will also be a gateway to a magnificent world of myths and legends surrounding these structures. Each temple will have a beautiful legend to narrate and the imposing structures carved with beauty make it an experience for the lifetime.

Head to Ananthamangalam and marvel at the statue of Anjaneya, unique in its own right, with its three eyes and ten hands. The place houses nine temples, each symbolising the navagrahas and form the famous pilgrimage circuit. Suriyanar koil, Thingaloor, Vaidheeswaran koil, Thiruvenkadu, Alangudi, Kanjanur, Thirunallaru, Thirunageswaram and Keezhaperumpallam are a part of this circuit. Tourists and devouts flock to these temples to appease the navagrahas and cleanse themselves of sins, cure afflictions and embrace a happy and peaceful life.


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