Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tourist Places in Villupuram District

The region has a variety of historical tourist attractions many of which are more than 1500 years old. First Rockcut temple of King Mahendra Verma Pallava is located at Mandagapattu Village near Gingee. The very big Rockcut temple called Sathru Malleshwara Alayam of First King Mahendra Verma Pallava is located at Thalavanur Village near Gingee Fort within 15 km. Gingee to Villupuram on the way.

Veedur Dam veedur dam adopt with the children's park located between the Tindivanam - Villupuram Highway.

Gomuki Dam is located in Kachirayapalayam nearer to Kallakkurichi. And two falls are located nearer to the same area. Megam falls(6 km from Kachirayapalayam) And Periyar falls

The cultural township of Auroville is also located in this district.

Pilgrim attractions in the District

Lord Siva in the name of "Abath hayeswarar Temple" is located in the entrance of village. This temple is part of the Koperunchingan kadavarayan King fort and it was destroyed a few years ago. Now this is undertaken by Central government and development process is going on. This village is in NH 45 and next to Gedilam river when drive from Chennai.
Thirukoilur (derived from Tirukovilur)
Lord Vishnu in the name Thiruvikkrama Swamy & Vedavalli Thaayaar (Vaamana Avathaaram) temple is located in the center of this town. This temple comes under 108 Divya Desams.East of the town has the Sivan Temple situated on the banks of River Pennar. Near to the temple, in the river, there exists Kabilar (Saint) Kundru (tiny mountain).
Tirukoilur is one of the "Ashta Veeratanams" - eight and - Place of Bravery.
Tirukoilur is also a very regarded place for madhwas (followers of Dvaitha philosophy of Sri Madhwacharya). On the banks of River Pinakini, we can find the Moola brindavana of Sri Raghuutthama Teertha (1595 A.D) and Sri Satyapramoda Teertha (1997), very eminent pontiffs of the Uttaradi Mutt of Madhwa lineage. One of the famous Jyotir ling mutt of Sri Gnananda Tapovanam is on the Tirukoilur - Thiruvannamalai Road. This mutt was started by his holiness Sri Gnananda Swamigal and still continues to be thronged by pilgrims seeking his blessings.
Melmalaiyanur is famous for its Ankaala Parameswari temple which is thronged by devotees on no moon days.
Anniyur is famous for the two important temples of lord shiva and vishnu. They are located inside the village. The Saneeswaran statue inside the shiva temple is the important one.
Thiruvamathur is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. In this temple, the shrines of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi are opposite to each other. Because of this, this temple is believed to unite lovers.
Mailam is famous for its Murugan temple atop a hilllock. It is located off the National Highway proceeding to Chennai from Villupuram and the nearest railway station is Mailam (on the Villupuram - Chennai Egmore railway line)
A Lord Shiva temple decorates Kandachipuram. The legend is that the Shivalingam is made up of sand and it was installed by Lord Rama during his tenure in the forest as depicted in the Hindu epic, the Ramayana.
Tiruvakkarai, a small peaceful village situated on the banks of a river is famous for its Vakkara Kali Amman temple. Full moon days are considered auspicious days to visit this temple. Also look out for the fossil wood park where century old trees have been transformed into rocks.
Alambadi Perumal Temple
There is a Perumal temple (Kundusatti Perumal) here. The legend is that the Perumal idol is nothing but a stone, which has Sangu-chakra inside it. The speciality of this stone is that it is a part of the Lord Venkatachalapathy idol at the Tirumala-Tirupati temple. So worship at this temple is considered the equivalent of going to the Tirumala-Tirupati temple.
A village located off the national highway proceeding to Tiruchirapalli from Villupuram is Parikkal, which is famous for it Lakshmi Narasimhar temple. This is one of 108 divya desams of the Vaishnavas and one of the main temples for the madhwas. Also known as Thiruvahindrapuram.
A village located 8 km away from Villupuram town. There is a temple for Sri Yoga Hayavadhanar and Sri Vedanthadesikar. http://www.dakshinaahobilam.info
A village located 14 km Villupuram to Thirukoilur road. There is a temple of Saneeswarar.It is very biggest stone to created Lord. It is one of the biggest of Asia. Villupuram - Mambalapattu - Saneeswarar Aalayam.
A village located 15 km away from Villupuram on the way towards Cuddalore. It hosts on of the famous Lakshmi Narashimhar temples in south India.
In Villupuram town, the kailasanathar Shiva temple and the Vaikundavasa Perumal temple are the main Hindu worship places.

A township located from Villupuram towards Tirukoilur. It hosts the famous Sundrar timed temple Kirubapureeswar temple.

The Kalpattu 21 Feet Saneeswara Sannadhi was built to commemorate the 50th Maha Samadhi celebrations of Sri Swayam Prakasha Saraswathy Avadhutha Swamigal. Even today this tradition is upheld by Sri Swami Brahmmananda at Kalpattu Sri Swayam Prakasha Avadhutha Ashramam and there are no hundis or any commercial activities. Everything including accommodation is free in the Ashramam. Kalpattu R Narasimhan and family has given their life to this temple by performing various services even now. Since the inception from Nov 4, 1998 continuously free annadhanam is offered. All activities are purely through voluntary donations only. During every Sanipeyarchi (Saturn’s transit) more than 200,000 are fed with prasadhams. Swami Brahmmananda strongly believes charging money for darshan and food is a sin in a holy place like the ashramam.

Thimmalai village is located 2 km away from the national highway salem to chennai.agriculture is occupation of thimmalai people.There is one middle school which name is Kuzhandaivel middle school.Ancient lord siva temple is located near the pond.Big lake is located which is main source for cultivation.