Tourist Places in Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu) – Tirukannamangai temple thanjavur

tirukannamangai temple thanjavur

Tirukannamangai: 35 kms. Popularly known as Kannamangai, this tiny village has an ancient temple dedicated to Krishna. Although Shiva and Muruga temples are common in south India, this rare temple of Krishna is visited by many pilgrims as it has the seven essential features of a Vaishnava shrine. Hence is called as Sapta Amrita Kshetram. The main deity is called as Bhaktavatsala. Muthuswamy Dikshitar has composed a song in praise of this deity in the rare raga Hamsauati.
Thanjavur is connected by rail as well as by an excellent road system. All the tourist spots can the visited by road as a number of buses operate in all directions. There are excellent lodges apart from the tourist department rest houses and choultries. Taxis and autorickshaws can be hired for local transport.

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