Tiruvarur at a Glance

Air : Nearest airport is at Trichy Airport, about 150 kms. Chennai Airport is about 290 km from Thiruvarur.

Rail :   Nearest railhead to Thiruvarur is at Nagapattinam, which is 24 kms away from Thiruvarur. Nagapattinam is well rail connected to all major cities through Chennai and Trichy

Road :  Thiruvarur is connected by buses to all the major towns and cities in Tamilnadu and also connected to cities in Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Nagapattinam (24 kms) and Tanjavur (56 kms) are connected to Thiruvarur by frequent bus services.

Area : 2,161 sq.km
Population : 11,69,474 (Census 2001)
Rainfall : 1124.2 mm (Annual)
Climate : Max : 39.7°C Min : 22.5°C
STD Code : 04366
340 Km from Chennai


Thiruvarur Glance

The District of Tiruvarur has been carved out as a separate district due to trifurcation of Thanjavur District. According to this division, 7 taluks namely Kudavasal, Thiruvarur, Needamangalam, Mannargudi, Nannilam, Thirutturaippoondi and Valangaiman were detached from Thanjavur district to form this new district. At present also this district is comprised of seven taluks and ten Community Development Blocks.
Tiruvarur is one of the oldest towns which has been popular as cultural head quarters for many centuries. This ancient town in Chola heartland is famous for its Sri Tyagaraja temple, as well as the annual chariot festival held in the month of April.

In this temple there is an excellent and unique musical instrument called “Panchamuga Vadyam” with five faces. Each face is ornamented; one with a snake, another with lotus and another one is plain without decorations. One has a Swastik sign. Over each face leather is spread and over the central one Deerskin is spread. It is said that Nanchi Devi played on this instrument when Lord Shiva danced.

Tiruvarur also happens to be the birth place of the Carnatic Music Trinity of Tyagaraja, Muthuswami Dikshitar and Syama Sastri.

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