Mayiladuthurai Details

Origin of the name:

Legends say that due to a curse, Goddess Parvathi took birth as peacock in Mayuram and worshipped Lord Shiva in his form of Mayuranathar. Mayuram means peacock in Sanskrit and it was later translated as Mayiladuthurai in Tamil language. According to the book Mayiladuthurai Mahaangal (Saints of Mayiladuthurai), several saints lived and attained their final peace (samadhi) in and around Mayiladuthurai. Many siddhars also have lived here. Even today there is a village called Sidharkaadu in the western outskirts of Mayiladuthurai. Legends also tell that it was a part of Tharukavanam.

Population:

As of 2001[update] Mayiladuthurai had a population of 84,290

Climate:

Weather, Summers 28- 38C. Winter 24- 28C

Economy:

The central town has the majority of business establishments. Residential areas are mostly in the two suburbs called KooRainaadu (Koranaad) and Thiru-Indaloor (Thirivizhandur).

Mayiladuthurai is famous for its Gold Jewelry business and its Marriage-Halls. Nearly a hundred marriage-halls are there in the town and people from various places come here to conduct marriage ceremonies because of Mayiladuthurai's best-in-class (cheap & readily-available) people and services for marriage ceremonies.

This is the railway junction for Chennai (via Chidambaram, Villupuram), Trichy (Via Kumbakonam, Tanjore) and Tiruvarur. The year (20052006 ) the Mayiladuthurai - Trichy Railway line converted to Broad gauge. (20062007) the conversion happening for Mayiladuthurai - Villupuram Section under Unigauge. Poompuhar is 25 km from Mayiladuthurai.

Agriculture:

Agriculture is the main activity in this area as this is a cultivation rich land. Rice and sugarcane are two such main products.

Two sugar factories are located in Mayiladuthurai.

In Ancient days, Koorainadu (suburb of Mayavaram) was famous for the silk sarees (9 yards) weaving and still Tamil people are using the word "kooraip pattu" (koorai silks) and kooraip puDavai

Education:

Mayiladuthurai is the headquarters of an Educational district.

Colleges

         A.V.C. College of Arts, Mayiladuthurai

         A.V.C. College of Engineering

         A.V.C. Collegeof Polytechnic

         Dharmapuram Adhinam Arts & Science College, Dharmapuram, Mayiladuthurai

         Gnanambigai College for Women - Rajanthottam, Mayiladuthurai

         A.R.C. Viswanathan Arts & Science College, Mayiladuthurai

         J.M.H Arabic College, Mayiladuthurai.

         [Poompuhar College, Melaiyur, Mayiladuthurai

         T.B.M.L. COLLEGE - Poriyar

Schools

         DBTR National Higher Secondary School

         Municipal Higher Secondary School

         raj matriculation Higher Secondary School

         Kittappa Municipal Higher Secondary School

         Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School

         St. Paul's Girls Higher Secondary School

         Guru Gnana Sambandar Mission Matriculation Higher Secondary Sch

         Arivalayam Matriculation Higher Secondary School

         Sri Guru Gnana Sambandar Higher Secondary School,Dharmapuram

         Rotary Club Mat Higher Secondary School

         Silver jublee Matriculation Higher Secondary School

         A.R.C.Kamatchi Matriculation Higher Secondary School

         Moovalur Muthatti Ramamirtham Ammaiyar Higher Secondary school

         Azaad School

         Nasrul Muslimeen Higher Secondary School, Nidur,Mayiladuthurai.

         Al Haji metriculation School, Nidur, Mayiladuthurai.

Cultural Welfare Trust

         Sapthasvarangal Trust,Mayiladuthurai.

Music schools

         Mailai Sapthaswarangal_Fine Arts Academy, palakarai, Mayiladuthurai.

 

Industries:

Movie Theatres:

         Rathna

         Pearless

         Gomathi

         Sundaram

         Vijaya

         Krishna

Geography :

The coordinates of Mayiladuthurai are 11.04N 79.64E

Sea level:

Tourism:

Places of interests in and around Mayiladuthurai

Utha Vadieshwarar Temple - The Utha Vaideshwarar Temple, also called the 'big temple' is a temple dedicated to Shiva Located at a Kuttalam.

Mayooranathar Temple - The Mayooranathar Temple, also called the 'big temple' is a temple dedicated to Shiva where Thevaram is recited.

Vallalar Temple - Vallalar Temple in the northern bank of river Cauvery is a famous Shiva temple known for its Guru shrine.

Ayyarapper Temple - Ayyarapper Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva is located at the center of the city. ThulA Festival is famous in this temple and it is celebrated in the month of October.

Parimala Ranganathar temple - Parimala Ranganathar temple, the Vishnu temple in Thiru-Indalur suburb is one among the 108 Dhivya Desams.

Gangai konda Cholapuram, a more than 1000 years old temple is just 40 km from mayiladuthurai. It is a must-see historic place.

Navagraha temples are situated around this town. There are many famous temples in Mayiladuthurai's vicinity, most important amongst which is Vaitheeswarankoil. The temple complex is known to house many astrologers employing a method of fortune telling called NADI Jyothidam. The town also has a Medhaa Dakshinamurthi temple. Other temples of importance include the Sukran Temple and a temple in TirukkaDavUr is dedicated to Lord AmirthakaDEswarar and Goddess Abirami.

One of the institutions that was formed for the flourishing of Saivam and Tamil, Dharmapuram Adheenam (Mutt) is in the eastern part of Mayuram.

It is the most important location for "Tula snaanam", in the river Kavery in the Tamil month of "Aippasi".

Moovalur Markasagaya shiva temple constructed by Kulothunga cholan is 4 km away from Mayiladuthurai.

Senthangudi Durga Temple - Durga Temple is also famous and is 2 km from Mayiladuthurai.

Tirupambupuram Temple - Tirupambupuram is a very ancient Shiva temple. It is known as Dakshina Kalahasti. It is located near peralam (7 km west).

Thirumanancheri Temple - Thirumanancheri Temple is very famous very near from mayiladuthurai- www.thirumanancheri.info gives you more details about Temple

Kannagi Temple - The Kannagi Temple is in Melaiyur which is located around 24 km from Mayiladuthurai.Poompuhar is 4 km from Melaiyur.

Punugiswarar Temple - The Punugiswarar Temple is dedicated to Lord Siva & consort santha nayaki.Situated at koranad.Workshipped by civet cat.

'Sri Vanamutti Perumal,Kozhikuthy(located 5 kms outside the town in Kumbakonam Road) near Mayavaram,is a Unique Temple,having its main God Lord Srinivasa Perumal(Fondly "Vaanam-mutti" Perumal-since He kept on Growing) standing for 16 ft. Bold textheight.The most special Feature is that the entire Idol Is carved out of Single Fig Tree with its real roots going underneathItalic text even today.Over the Wood the idol is marvellously coated With Ajanta Paintings which is attractive even today though the Temple is built during Chola Period around 1500 yrs ago.The Temple is a rich source of Architectural Excellence as well as the home of Divine Lord.

History:

Legends say that due to a curse, Goddess Parvathi took birth as peacock in Mayuram and worshipped Lord Shiva in his form of Mayuranathar. Mayuram means peacock in Sanskrit and it was later translated as Mayiladuthurai in Tamil language. According to the book Mayiladuthurai Mahaangal (Saints of Mayiladuthurai), several saints lived and attained their final peace (samadhi) in and around Mayiladuthurai. Many siddhars also have lived here. Even today there is a village called Sidharkaadu in the western outskirts of Mayiladuthurai. Legends also tell that it was a part of Tharukavanam.

K.M from Chennai:

It is nearly 281 km south

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Near By Places :

Dharmapuram, Moongil thootam, Mannampandal, Arupathy, Sembanarkoil, Meelapapthy.

Festivals:

Mayiladuthurai is also famous for the Natiyanjali festival. Smilar to Chidambaran Nataraja temple's Natiyanjali, in Mayiladuthurai there is another Natiyanjali called "MAYURA NATIYANJALI". Mayura Natiyanjali is celebrated every year in out Mayuranathar temple (Periya Kovil) during the time of Maha Sivarathiri.

Bharatha Natiyam dancers from all over the world participated in this festival. This Mayura Natiyanjali is organised by the cultural welfare trust named "SAPTHASVARANGAL TRUST" along with the support and the encouragement given by the people in and around Mayiladuthurai. This is guided by the people of Mailai Sapthaswarangal Music and fine arts academy.