Tiruvarur Temple Tour - Part IV - Naduvanayanar Temple

So, located centrally in the pond opposite to the temple, is the Naduvanayanar temple. First lemme tell you about the pond. This pond covers a sprawling area of 25 acres. Huge isn’t it? Yup, and it’s one of the biggest ponds in India. Generally the temples located in the centre are really small, essentially they are just a single shrine. So, they are worshipped from the shore itself.

But that’s not the case here. The temple is real huge. And people visit this temple often. And how do we get to the mid-point of that sprawling 25 acres? Swimming. Ok, just kidding. Regular coracle (that circular bamboo boats) service is available to reach this place.

This temple is called the Naduvanayanar temple. This temple is a proper temple with regular poojas and proper worship. The Lord Shiva here is called Naganathar and the Ambal here is called Yogambikai.

With that Tiruvarur Temple Tour cometh to an end!!!

To Reach There:

To Tiruvarur:

From Thanjavur/Tanjore – 70 km to the east

From Trichy – 124 km to the east

From Kumbakonam – 42 km to the south east

To Stay: Thiruvarur has several low & middle end local hotels & lodges.

Dedicated to Mom and Pop.


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  1. Picturesque location for the temple.I would love to visit this temple.

  2. Well done, pictured and documented...it's almost as if I were there.
    Happy New Year to you

  3. @Rajesh,
    Thanks dear...

    Long time No C!!! Where have you been???
    Happy New Year to you too dear!!!

  4. The temple is so amazing for me!Greetings!

  5. Hi Bushavali

    Very interesting pond and temple

    thanks for sharing

  6. You seem to be researching a lot on tiruvarur temples. Great going and lovely write ups.


  7. I wish you only the best in 2011~ Happy New Year and keep on travelling us throughout your gorgeous country! Beautiful place great photos!

  8. Pond, it sounds more like a lake Mitr. {:)

  9. Love the colourful temple and the two elephants!

  10. I have seen this temple, but couldnt visit, since its open only at certain specific times... any idea of the timings?

  11. Hello,

    Lovely photos.The pond is amazing.It is sprawling and huge.Very informative post.

    Best wishes,

  12. This is amazing, what a lovely part of the world this seems. I didnt know much about it before this post but now I would love to go and see it myself.
    Keep up the great writing and would love it if you could visit my travel blog too, your feedback would be amazing.


  13. India is a religious land. Ever since the dawn of civilization, India has been the birthplace of many religions. Being so, the country boasts of a lot of pilgrim destinations within its precincts. Rich in mythology, it has a number of temples, mosques, monasteries, churches and gurdwaras, which attract lakhs of devotees every year. Pilgrimage tour India

  14. @Ola,
    Glad to know that you find the temple amazing!!! :)

    Thanks dear!!! :)

    Not researching... Just enjoying... Thanks sweety!!! :)

    Happy New Year to you too!!! Wishing you too travel all over the world!!! Do visit India this year!!!

  15. @Brian,
    India is always enchanting Brian!!! :)

    Its a biggggggggggggg pond!!! :P

    Thanks dear!!! :)

    No dear!!! I didn't note down the timings this time.. :(

  16. @Joseph,
    Thanks cheta!!! :)

    @One Gal's Wanderlust,
    Wow!!! Just like me!!! Both into fashion and travel!!! I'll drop by soon to your travel blog babe!!! :)

  17. இந்த இனையதளம் வளர எங்களின் வாழ்த்துக்கள்

    திருவாரூரிலிருந்து இயங்கும் மைதிருவாரூர்.காம் என்ற வெப் சைட் உள்ளது, அது எல்லாருக்கும் தெரியாது என்று நினைக்கிறேன்.


  18. இந்த இனையதளம் வளர எங்களின் வாழ்த்துக்கள்


  19. @Flyon,
    Thanks for dropping by and commenting...
    I'll drop by your site soon!!!


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