Tourist Places near Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu) –thiruvaiyaru temples


Thiruvaiyaru: 13 kms. Situated on the banks of river Cauvery, the place has the samadhi of Saint Thyagaraja, the famous composer who lived in the 19th century. A beautiful temple has come up over the memorial due to the initial efforts of the famous musician Bangalore Nagarathnamma and several other music lovers. Every year, in January, on the day he attained immortality, a vast gathering of musicians and lovers of music assemble here to honour the memory of this great composer. There is also an ancient Shiva temple at this place dedicated to Panchnatheshwara which has spacious five enclosures. A number of beautifully sculptured idols adorn this temple. There is a rare glass palanquin which is used during certain festivals.

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