Nagapattinam Travel Guide

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Statue from Sikkal temple Gopuram

Statue from Sikkal temple Gopuram

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An ancient coastal region in South India and central part of Tamilnadu. This district was bifurcated from integrated Thanjavur. The development of Nagapattinam town itself is very slow as compared to other towns bacause of its vulnerable location.

Nagapattinam district has important tourist locations.

Nagore : A pilgrim center 5 Km north of Nagapattinam with a population around 30,000. Famous for Annual Kandoori festival.  Still part of Nagapttinam Municipality from early British period.

Velankanni: Catholic Pilgrimage. Aroung 12 KM south of Nagai with a poulation of around 7,000.

Sikkal: Famous for Hindu Temple.

Vedaranyam and Kodikkarai birds Sanctuary are around 20KM from nagapattinam.

Other attaractions are Poompuhar, Tranqubar (Old danish Colony) and Karaikal.

Part or or all of this text stems from the original article at: Nagapattanam is also called kayarohanesapuram.It has temples for lord Soundararaja perumal who saved the town from tsunami during 1820 and 1880 .It is also part of the 108 divyakshetrams of vaishnavaas.Dikshitar visited the temple and composed the brindavana saranga song soundararajam aashrayae where he says ambhudhi darva nighraham as areference to the tsunami.The temple for shiva who is called as Kaayarohanehwara as he entered the body of his devotee is also sighnificant.The devi his consort is neelaayadakshi .She is significant because thyagaraja ,dikshidar and shyamashastri have sung about her after visiting this place.

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