Tourist Places near Mayavaram (Tamil Nadu) – MAYAVARAM (MAYURAM) (33 kms. from Kumbakonam)

MAYAVARAM (MAYURAM) (33 kms. from Kumbakonam)

Lord Shiva is represented as Mayuranatheshwarar and Goddess Parvati as Abhayambika. It is said that Parvati manifested herself in the form of Mayura or Pea-hen and worshipped Shiva. A bath in the river Cauvery which flows near this town, in the month of Tula is considered very sacred. The temple has a massive tower at the entrance and several vast halls and subsidiary shrines within the enclosure. The Kalyana mandapam has finely carved pillars and excellent sculpture.

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