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Address: Thiruvarur, India
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Great temple

This is one of very great temple in south India...Excellent place inside the temple and outside the temple...The historical festival called thearottam(Asia's biggest temple... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Thiruvarur, India
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Thiruvarur, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of very great temple in south India...Excellent place inside the temple and outside the temple...The historical festival called thearottam(Asia's biggest temple chariot) is going to be held on this year on 29-May-2017..........

5 Thank guruvivektvr
Kochi (Cochin), India
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619 reviews
305 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 362 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

It is an unusual temple where you find a Shiv Linga in Topaz which is worshipped only in the evenings. The temples have numerous tiny shrines spread around with various types of lingas attributed todifferent Maharshis. Thev art work on the towers (Gopurams) are breahtaking. So is the structural perfection. The unfinished 1000 pillar mandapam has many stories to tell... More 

1 Thank Anand G
Chennai (Madras), India
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Overwhelming Temple! Massive in conceptualization and execution! Unique Ambal posture! Just outside Ambal Sannidhi, one can read (and sing too if you can!) the Navarana Compositions. There is a small museum within the temple. Most of the exhibits are poorly done, but that is more than made by the few bronzes that are on display - just admire the bronzes... More 

1 Thank Latshminarayana... G
Thiruvarur, India
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This is a very popular Shiva temple. So many corridors built on beautifully carved stone pillars, variety of sculotures depicting mythology and history, the sparse flower garden etc are really a treat to the tourist. Recent renovations and repainting works etc...have made it very charming. Car festival is famous one.You get good vibration and pleasant feelings

1 Thank Veeraraghavanbala2
Hyderabad, India
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671 reviews
440 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,059 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Thiruvarur is a Town and district Head quarters of Thiruvarur district in Tamilnadu. This place is famous for two things. The first one is that Thyagarajaswamy Temple, a Hindu temple dedicated to the deity Lord Shiva, located in the town. The second one is that Thiruvarur is the home town to Trinity of Karnatic music namely Sri Thyagaraja, Sri Muthuswami... More 

2 Thank KASIRAO5646
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

One of the temples where sivan is in thiagarajar form, the ambal is posing her legs in a special way, numerous small Sannidhi add to the beauty and richness of temple's heritage, It takes atleast half day for observing the intricacies Temple pond is kamalalayam nicely renovated

2 Thank rajeshwar g
Chennai (Madras), India
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

The temple is huge and has 3 main deities and 3 goddess in separate shrines. The circumbulation path is full of lingams prayed by saints and also signifying our vedas and periods. The temple has 365 lingams and it is best to do a complete pradakshina so we will cover everything. It is a place of Nithya pradosha and we... More 

1 Thank ChennaiFocus
Tiruchirappalli, India
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33 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

This temple is also very important on the life of the great saivaite saint Sundarar, the lord had performed many a thiurvilayadal in his life. the chariot of the lord is the biggest of them all. the ajaba dance of the lord is also an important feature here. Lord Shiva is a swayambumurthi in the temple. Lord Thiagaraja is praised... More 

1 Thank PonmalaiGanapathy
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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46 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Good temple and recommended for must visit. This is called as big temple in the city. to be frank this is really big than the actual "Tanjore big temple". It's just 2 hours travel from Tanjore. And we can enjoy the boat service in the temple pond which is outside and having a temple in middle.A government museum is maintained... More 

1 Thank hskmuaero
Kochi (Cochin), India
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39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Thyagaraja was the greatest among the music composers of India and one of the musical prodigies of all time.He was the father of modern Carnatic music.He has more than 600 compositions to his credit and is considered as the tallest among the acclaimed musical Trinity. (Thyagaraja,Muthusamy Dikshithar and Shyama Sastri) His karmabhoomi was Thiruvaiyaru 13 Kilometers from Thanjavur.He was laid... More 

1 Thank Nirmala A

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