Thanjavur Tour Packages
Thanjavur Tour Packages Thanjavur is a city in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu Its many temples include the 11th century Brihadeeswarar Temple, a vast Chola dynasty–era complex with a frescoed interior. Thanjavur Maratha Palace is home to the centuries old Saraswathi Mahal Library, with palm leaf manuscripts, and Thanjavur Art Gallery, with bronze statues. Tamil University Museum displays coins, folk artifacts and musical instruments, northeast respectively.
Most Famous Thanjavur Temples,
- Brihadeeswara Temple (or) Big Temple
Brihadishvara temple, also called Rajarajeswaram or Peruvudaiyar Kovil, is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva located in South bank of Kaveri river in Thanjavur, TamilNadu, India, It is one of the largest South Indian temples and an exemplary example of a fully realized Tamil architecture.
- Saraswathi Mahal Library
Saraswathi Mahal Library, also called Thanjavur Maharaja Serfoji’s Saraswathi Mahal Library is a library located in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India.
- Maratha Palace
The Thanjavur Maratha Palace Complex, known locally as Aranmanai, today is the official residence of the Bhonsle family that ruled Tanjore from 1674 to 1855.
- Sivaganga Park
Sivaganga Park is a recreational park in the city of Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu, India, It adjoins the Brihadeeswarar Temple, a popular tourist destination.
- Punnainallur Sree Maha Mariamman Temple
The Punnai Nallur Mariamman temple is a Hindu temple located at Thanjavur in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, The temple of goddess Mariamman is one of the famous temples around Thanjavur District, The temple is located in the outskirts of Thanjavur.
- Rev, Schwartz Memorial & Church
Schwartz Church is a church situated in Thanjavur, India, Constructed by the Danish missionary Christian Friedrich Schwarz in 1779, the church is a plain building with few distinctive features, There is a note to the effect that Major Stevens has laid a foundation stone for the church under nine feet depth.
- Sangeetha Mahal
India is renowned all round the world for ancient musical instruments and its well-learned artists, The southern part of the country has been the birthplace of several such well-famed personalities right from the ancient times, Located on the first floor of Tanjore Palace in Tamil Nadu, Sageetha Mahal is one of the best places for Sangeetha (music) lovers, Also, popular as the ‘Hall of Music’, the place was built in 1600’s during the rule of Nayak King Sevappa Nayak, Sangeetha Mahal is one of the prime highlights of Tamil Nadu, which attract people from all parts of the globe, The Hall of music is constructed in such a way to avoid echoing of sound waves, It maintains a perfect balance between absorption and deflection of sound, Furthermore, Sangeeetha Mahal exhibits some of the artifacts of ancient Tanjore, but in early times the place was used as a performance site where talented dancers and musicians used to showcase their talent, Here you can gain knowledge on some of the ancient artists and their unique talents, Therefore, plan your visit to Sangeetha Mahal and get fascinated by the great musicians’ of past times.
- Royal Palace Museum
The museum is popular in the town for preserving various primeval items like the paintings, manuscripts and statues from the temples likes Gangaikondacholapuram Temple and Brihadeeswarar Temple, The beautiful stone sculptures of the Pandya, Chola, Nayaka and Pallava periods are added attractions among the visitors to the museum, The bronze idol of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati is so stunning that it cannot be described in the words, The painting done on the wood by using diverse vibrant colors and decorated with the invaluable gems and gold leaves astonishes the people.
- Rajarajan Manimandapam
Rajarajan Manimandapam is located in the Southern Part of Thanjavur, It was built in 1991 during the 8th World Tamil Conference, It is a beautiful structure and is built in the style of the buildings constructed during the Chola period, The small and well maintained garden inside is an ideal for children with swings, slides and
other such things, It is having a museum in the ground floor, which was built in 1984 to commemorate the 1000th birth anniversary of Raja Raja Chola.
- Sri Kailasanathar Temple (Chandran Temple)
The Chandiranaar Temple is a Hindu temple in the village of Thingalur, 33 kilometres from Kumbakonam on the Kumbakonam – Thiruvayyar road in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, The presiding deity is Soma, However, the main idol in the temple is that of Kailasanathar or Shiva.
- Vaduvur Birds Sanctuary
Vaduvoor Bird Sanctuary is a 128,10-hectare area located in Vaduvoor lake, Mannargudi Taluk, Thiruvarur District, Tamil Nadu, India, The sanctuary is about 25 kilometers from Thanjavur and 14 kilometers from Mannargudi on the Thanjavur-Kodiakkarai State Highway 63, It was created in the year 1999.
- The Art Gallery Thanjavur
The Thanjavur Art Gallery, established in 1951 in the Nayak Durbar Hall of the palace complex, is a repository of bronze and stone sculptures dating from the 7th to 18th century, A testimony to the artistic talent, skill and imagination of the ancient sculptors, these rare pieces belong to the Chola, Nayak and Maratha rulers, These sculptures have been sourced and collected from remote places in Thanjavur district and reflect the glory of the bygone era, The entrance of the gallery is bright and colourful, and an inverted lotus on the entrance arch is certainly a highlight, In fact, if you go to the next level of the gallery, you can enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the place and can also see the skeleton of a 92-feet-long whale that was washed ashore in 1955, This was gifted to the gallery by the fisheries department and has been preserved well.
- Arulmigu Aiyarappar Thirukovil
Aiyarappar temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva located in the village of Tiruvaiyaru, Tamil Nadu, India, The Five Rivers are Vadavaru, Vennaaru, Vettaaru, Kudamuruttiyaaru and Kaaviriyaaru.
- Thanjapureswarar Temple
The name Thanjavur derived from this God Sri Thanjapureeswarar, Kuberan worshipped this Sivan, Situated on the bank of Vennar river nearly 4 kms from Thanjavur towards Kumbakonam, Sri Anandavalli Amman is in seperate sannidhi, An Homam is conducted every Amavasai day, Chithirai festival will be celebrated every year, Must visit the temple.
- Thanjavur Bangaru Kamakshi Amman Temple
Sri Bangaru Kamakshi Amman Temple is a Hindu Temple in Thanjavur City, Tamil Nadu, It is located at the West Main Street, Thanjavur.
- Moon Temple (or) Chandran Temple
The Chandiranaar Temple (also called Kailasanathar temple or Thingalur temple) is a Hindu temple in the village of Thingalur, 33 kilometres (21 mi) from Kumbakonam on the Kumbakonam – Thiruvayyar road in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, The presiding deity is Soma (moon), However, the main idol in the temple is that of Kailasanathar or Shiva, The temple is considered one of the nine Navagraha temples in Tamil Nadu, Thingalur is the birth place of Appothi Adigal an ardent devotee of saint Thirunavukkarasar, though the temple has no assets related to the saint, The temple has four daily rituals at various times from 6:00 a,m, to 8:30 p,m, and four yearly festivals on its calendar, Mahasivarathri, Margazhi Thiruvadirai, Panguni Uthiram and Thirukartigai are the major festivals celebrated in the temple, The village finds cursory mention in the 7th century Tamil Saiva canonical work, the Tevaram, written by Tamil saint poets known as the Nayanars and classified as Vaippusthalam, The original complex is believed to have been built by Cholas, while the present masonry structure was built during the Nayak during the 16th century, In modern times, the temple is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department of the Government of Tamil Nadu, The temple is famous for first feeding of rice to infant children.
- Divya Desam Sri Neelamega Perumal Temple
Neela Megha Perumal Temple or Sowriraja Perumal Temple is a Divyadesam temple in Thirukannapuram, a village in the outskirts of Nagapattinam in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu.
- Mullivaikal muttram
The Mullivaikkal Memorial or Mullivaikkal Muttram is a memorial dedicated to the Mullivaikkal massacre the killings of Tamil civilians during the final phase of the
war between Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and Sri Lankan armed forces at Mullivaikkal in 2009, The Mullivaikal memorial is in the Thanjavur District of the Tamil Nadu state in neighboring India, On 6th November 2013, the inauguration of The Mullivaikal memorial took place, The Tamil leader Pazha Nedumaran and the World Tamil Confederation Trust he heads is the founder.
- Anjaneyar Temple
This temple is situated in beginning of the corner of Mela Raja Veedhi (west Raja Street), hence it is known as Moolai (corner) Anjaneyar temple, Small and simple
temple, with Anjaneyar is in lifting of Meru Mountain pose, His prathapam is thus shown here and hence it is called Prathapa Veera (mighty warrior) Anjaneyar here, By the side of sanctum, there is a small replica of main deity Anjaneyar in same pose.
- Mullivaikal Memorial (mullivaikal mutram)
The Mullivaikkal Muttram has come into shape through contributions of sculptors and artists from far and wide, The sculptures have been fashioned based on the line drawings rendered by artist Veera Santhanam and have been carved out by Mamallapuram Sthapathi Murugan and his team, Hundreds of sculptors from across the state carved stone to raise the memorial without taking a fee, according to Nedumaran, A beautiful stone sculpture dedicated to Tamil Pavai (Tamil Mother) holding a lamp commemorating the people who lost their lives at Mullivaikal, constitutes the central part of the memorial, The statue carved out of a single stone weighs more than 60 tonnes and is mounted on a 15 feet pedestal, The Pavai is representative of the best of Tamil womanhood, culture, and ethos, Beneath the Tamil Mother Goddess statue, soil which is blood soaked from Mullivaikal kept in two glass vessels, Pupils pay respect to the glass vessel to honour the sacrifice made by Eelam people and Eelam freedom fighters, Two friezes, each 55 feet long and 10 feet tall, stand on either side of the Pavai, One of them showcases the 20 young men in Tamil Nadu such as Abdul Rahoof, Muthukumaran, Murugadasan, Pallapatti, Ravi who had self immolated in support of Tamil Eelam, The other frieze represents the people who had died during
the fourth Eelam war.
- Thanjapureeswarar Shiva Temple Aanandavalli Amman Temple
The main Tower of Thanjapureeswarar temple has 3 stages, This is one of the rarest temples facing westward, After slaying Tharagan, Goddess Durga combined with the God and gave serene appearance to all Rishis, This temple was built before Brahadeswara temple, It is believed that Brahadeswara temple was built only after worshipping this God, This temple is one among the 88 temples which comes under the Thanjavur Palace Management Committee, Kuberan was the ruler of Srilanka, During his rule, he lost all his property and reign to Ravanan, So he worshipped Thanjapureeswarar to recover Srilanka, It was believed that Kuberan got all his treasures on new moon day in the month of October, So every year in the month of October on new moon day, Kubera Yagna is done.
- Nisambasoothani, Vadapathragali Amman Temple
The Nisumba Soodhani temple is situated in Thanjavur town, The temple is much older than the great Tanjore big temple, This is built by Vijayalaya Chola after his
victory over Pandiyas in Thirupurampiyam war, (The great Tamil writer Kalki, in his master piece “Ponniyin Selvan”, refers Thirupurampiyam War as comparable to “Battle of Waterloo” or “Battle of Panipet” in the history) The deity in this temple is ferocious form of Goddess Durga, She is very powerful with eight hands and in the pose of killing Nisumban (Asura), The furious face and eyes of the deity are remarkable, The Chola kings had a habit of worshipping her before going to the war and they believed Nisumba Soodhani as a goddess of victory, This temple is also called as Vada Badrakaali or Ragukaala Kali Kovil, The sad state of this temple is, many people living nearby doesn’t aware of the historical importance of this temple,This temple is also referred many times in the historical novel called “Udaiyar” by tamil writer Balakumaran, The Udaiyar novel mainly describes about the Great Raja Raja chola and how he constructed the Tanjore big temple.
- Sri Vasishteswarar Temple
Vasishteswarar temple is situated in the village “Thittai” near Thanjavur, As the village is situated south of the Cauvery river, it is also called “Thenkudi Thittai”,
The presiding deity is Swayambootheswarar and the Goddess, Ulaganayaki, As the main deity is a Swayambu Lingam he got the name “Swayambootheswarar”, The main deity is also called as Vasishteswarar as he was worshipped here by Saint Vasishtar, Another special here is that the “Guru Bhagavan” has a separate Sannidhi with a separate Vimana inside the temple complex, located between Vasishteswarar and Loganayaki Sannidhis, Even in the Gurusthalam Aalangudi, one can see that Dhakshinamurthy facing South in the Praakaaram is worshipped as Guru, This is the only place where you can see Guru Bhagavan who is the Raja Guru, in standing posture with 4 hands holding his weapons and a book, Chitra Pournami and Guru Peyarchi are most important festivals of the temple, The temple is counted as one of the temples built on the banks of
- Brahmasira Kandeeswarar Kovil, Thiru Kandiyur
The temple is located 21 km away from Kumbakonam on the Kumbakonam- Tiruvaiyaru- Tanjore road, The temple is 2 km away from Tiruvaiyaru, Kandeeswarar has a five tiered rajagopuram and a west facing sanctum, The sanctum lies axil to the temple gateway and the flag staff, which is located after the gopuram in the second precinct, The shrine of Ambal is south facing and she is sported in standing posture, There are shrines of Vinayagar, Murugan with Valli & Deivanai, Mahalakshmi and Vishnu Durgai, The images of Brahma, Lingodhbhavar and Dakshinamurthy are located in the planks around the sanctum.
- Sri Hara Saabha Vimocchana Perumal Temple (divya desam-15)
Hara Saabha Vimocchana Perumal Temple is located in Thirukandiyur, a village located between Thiruvayyaru and Thanjavur, in between the rivers Cauvery.