Thanjavur

Thanjavur District is the Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu.  The Big Temple and the other famous temples in the district are known all over the world.   Thanjavur was the cultural capital of the country in 1790. Thanjavur gained prominence during the period of Chola Kings, who made it as their capital.  Thereafter, it was ruled by Nayaks  and Maratta Kings, who nurtured art and culture.  The cultural, the architectural and the scholarly pursuits of these rulers are reflected in the great monuments like Grand Anaicut, Big Temple and Serfoji Mahal Library etc.  in the district.

Places To Visit








TEMPLE
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Airavatesvara temple , Darasuram
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Big temple(Lord Pragatheeswarar)
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Mannargudi
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Manora
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Poondi Matha kovil
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Puilyur vyagrapureeswarar temple
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Punnai nallur mariamman temple
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Sarabeshwarar temple
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Swamimalai
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Sooriyanar kovil
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Thirubuvanam temple
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Thiruvaiyaru
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Tiruvalanchuzhii shiva temple
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Uppiliappan Koil

 

 

 

 

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Museums
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Sivaganga garden
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Pattukottai kalyanasundaram mani mandapam
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Rajarajan manimandapam
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Schwartz Church
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Thanjore Paintings
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Thanjavur palace
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Saraswathi mahal Library
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Tamil university
How to Reach Thanjavur Palace
Thanjavur is easily accessible from other cities and towns of India .
Air
The Tiruchirapalli airport, 58 km away from Thanjavur is the nearest airport.
Rail
hanjavur is directly connected with towns and cities like Trichy, Madurai , Nagore and Madras by rail.

Thanjavur Places

  The Royal museum
The Royal museum has a display of items from the past rulers. The royal memorabilia is a real eye catcher and fascinates one and all. The royal clothing, headgears and hunting weapons are some of such items that draw the attention of visitors. The two Durbar halls, where the rulers held public meetings, are in good shape.
 
  Sivaganga Garden

Sivaganga garden(poonga) is located next to periya koil. This actully is not just a garden just as its name suggests. it consists of a lot of entertaining activities like terrestrial games to a large extent followed by newly introduced aquatic games. there is a cable car connecting to a small island like temple which brings a lot of thrill while travelling. the are regularly introduced fairs which come into act mainly in the evenings. more than anything what is recommended is the food available there. the milagai bajji & arisi appalam sold over there are really tongue tickling spicy items which re worth to be tasted with a low wallet factor. overrall thi place in thanjavur can be considered to be a decent place to spend time & really worth a visit.
one more exiting thing here is u could find varieties of birds here.
Address: sivaganga poonga(garden)
Directions: Thanjavur district in tamilnadu
Other Contact: adjacent to periyakoil

 
  Pattukottai kalyanasundaram mani mandapam

He was born on 13-04-1930.Kavingar Pattukottai Kalyanasundaram wrote poems depicting weaker peoples aspirations. He was involved in the farmers struggles and worked for their upliftment. He was also a member of the Communist Party of India and worked tirelessly for its ideals. He tested his hands in as many as 17 different professions like, agriculture, drama, salt work, art fields etc. As a mark of respect his memorial was opened on 13 12-1999. His Mani Mandapam is located in Muthuppettai Salai, Nadiyammalpuram at Pattukottai . His statue, life history and his photographs are displayed here.

 
  Rajarajan manimandapam
Constructed on the eve of the World Tamil conference held at Thanjavur. It is a beautiful park.
 
  Schwartz Church
Schwartz Church in the palace garden, this church was built in 1779 AD by Raja Serfoji as a tocken of his affection for the Res. CV. Schwartz of the Danish Mission.During the 18th century Raja Serfoji ruled Thanjavur. In the palace garden, the king built this Church as his token of love and affection for the then Rev. C.V. Schwartz, of the Danish Mission.

 

 
  Thanjavur Paintings
Thanjavur is famous for a special style of decorating the paintings which were done both on glass and board. In both types, the figures and the background are richly embellished with gold leaf and gems as ornaments. The relief work on board is achieved by applying gesso, a mixture of gypsum or plaster of Paris and glue. Krishna in various poses has been the main theme, but there are also various paintings in temples, of all the other Gods and Saints.

 

 
  The Tanjavur Palace
The Tanjavur Palace is a massive structure with huge halls, wide corridors, observation towers and a shady courtyard. As you walk across, you can easily see many sections of the palace in ruins and also the restoration work that has been taken up to protect the monument. The palace is home to a library, an art gallery and a museum.

 

 
  The Saraswathi Mahal Library
The Saraswathi Mahal Library stands next to the art gallery. This library has an amazing collection of manuscripts written on palm leaves and paper. There are over 44,000 palm leaf and paper manuscripts in Indian and European languages inside the Saraswathi Mahal library. Of all the manuscripts, over eighty percent are in Sanskrit. The Tamil work, at display in the library, includes treatises on medicine and commentaries on works belonging to the Sangam period.

 

 
  Tamil university
Knowledge and intelligence are the essential qualities that distinguish a human being from other living creatures. While intelligence is innate, and in-born, knowledge is acquired. But both these noble qualities are motivated, nourished and cultured in academic bodies. These institutions of higher learning are widely known as Universities. Ancient India with its hoary tradition and glorious past has a claim to have had a Sanskrit college during the reign of Pallavas in the sixth century A.D. and much earlier a University at Nalanda in the north India . Much later in the 19th century, there arose the reputed Madras , Bombay and Calcutta Universities during the British paramountcy in India . So, the concept of organised academic learning through the Universities is neither strange nor new to India . Even before the second millennium A.D., there had been Senatus Academicus known as First, Second and Third Cankams for the growth and development of Tamil, the oldest of the Dravidian languages in India.Established in 1981, situated 7 km from Thanjavur, Tamil University is engaged in research and advance studies in Tamil.

 

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