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Indian culture, especially the Tamil culture, is still green in the towns like Thanjavur, Kumbakonam, Tiruvarur, Nagaipattinam and so on. These towns are world famous for the existence of Monuments, and has been a great tourist spot. The traditional arts like temple building, its structures, its enormous construction, brilliant statues, eye catching wall paintings, etc show our olden talent in engineering, arts and science. They vouchsafe for the native’s special talents, even 1000 years back. We can find that the ancient culture and monuments, and the popular temples stand witness and the towns therefore stands as a heritage towns. These are towns where traditional arts and trade still flourish to a large extent. The pages herein are sure to impress the visitors to this site well about this town’s greatness, its simplicity, its dynamism, its nerves like trades , arts, cultures and traditions.

Puraittasi Festival Message

This Tamil month purattasi is special month to do poojas, worship the god in temples and "Purattasi Sani", all Saturdays falling in this month are also auspiciously celebrated and this month is deicated to God Perumal (Lord Venkateswara), Devotees gather in large number at Lord Vishnu temples .  The Brahmosthavam is occurred in this month. Thirupathi, Oppliappan Temple, Gunaselam, Srivilliputhur, Annankoil (Sirkazhi), Thiruvizhanthur, Thiruindalur and so on.  The Garudasevai Darshan of this month is very very important . So, List of Garusevai of this Month is given In the following link

Mahamaham Festival

One of the greatest festivals in India, which attracts large crowd of pilgrims from all parts of the country, will be performed at Kumbakonam, in the holy Mahamaham Tank. This holy bathing festival of Mahamaham occurs once in 12 years more...

 

Holy River Cauvery

Kaveri or Cauvery River is among the most sacred rivers of India The river Cauvery has been the inspiration for various civilizations. From its birth in Talakaveri till it merges with Poombukar

 

Krishna  Jayanthi  (Bhagavad Gita) –  Metaphysical classics of India

   “Help comes quickly where Gita is recited, O Earth, I dwell at all times where Gita is read, heard, taught and contemplated upon.” – Lord Vishnu.

 Bhagavad Gita is the most beautiful and the only truly philosophical song. It contains the sublime lessons of wisdom and philosophy. It is the song Divine. It is a universal gospel. It contains the message of life which appeals to all irrespective of age, race or religion. The Gita was delivered by Sri Krishna to Arjuna, an Indian prince. The teachings are based on the Upanishads, the ancient metaphysical classics of India. Gita shows a way to rise above the world of duality and the pairs of opposites and to attain eternal bliss and immortality. It is a gospel of action. It teaches a rigid performance of one’s duty in Society, a life of active struggle, keeping one’s inner being untouched by outer surroundings and renouncing all fruits of action as offerings up to the Lord.

Gita is a source of power and wisdom. It strengthens you when you are weak and inspires you when you are feeble. It teaches you to embrace Dharma and resist Adharma.  Study of Gita is well-calculated to do immense good by enabling you to understand the real meaning and value of life as well as the supreme purpose for which it has to be lived. It is a matter for great regret that many young men and women of India know very little of this sublime book. You cannot consider yourself as having attained a good education if you have no sound knowledge of the philosophy taught by the Bhagavad Gita. All secular knowledge, all post-graduate knowledge, all research knowledge of Universities is mere husk or chaff when compared to the wisdom of the Gita

 Divyadesam Vishnu Temples                                       

Visit the Divyadesam chart of Thanjavur District There are morethan 30 Perumal Koil which is sung (Mangalasasanam) by 12 Azharwars Amoung them so may are in the Cauvery Delta from Srirangam to Poombuhar more ...

 Padalpertra Siva Temples                                               

The Siva temple in the bank of river Cauvery is more then two hundreds. They are very oldest . They are classified into Paadal Petra Sthalangal (North  and South of Caveri River. Apart from that Pancha Boodha Sthalam, Sabthasthana Sthalam, Sabtha Vedanga Sthalam are there.more.

 Navagraha Temples                                                        

All the navagraha temples are suiated in and around Kumbakonam. Touriest Van and other facilities are available from Kumbakonam. We can visit all the temple within two days. visit the chart and location of all navagraha temples more .

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The Mummurthis The Trinity of Music
Thiruvarur The Mummurthis The Trinity of Bajans Near Kumbakonam
 Music and Culture                                                           

The Tamil nadu especially  Thanjavur District, has always been the seat and centre of learning and culture  Musical Generous in all the area like vocal, veena, bharatham, violin, Nathaswaram and so on.
 Holy River Cauvery                                                       

Kaveri or Cauvery River is among the most sacred rivers of India The river Cauvery has been the inspiration for various civilizations. From its birth in Talakaveri till it merges with Poombukar

cdRaja Vedapatasala was found in the year 1542 AD (478 years old) by illustrious statesman and Chief Minister for 3 Nayak kings of Thanjavur - Sri Givinda Deekshithar The Thanjavur Maharaja Serfoji's Sarasvati Mahal Library is one among a few medieval libraries existing in the world. It is an unique unparalleled repository of culture. more....

Thajavur District popularly known cultural centre which is enclaved with many “SAIVA” and  “VAISHNAVA” Temples and encircled with “NAVAGRAHA” temples is not only famous for its Legendary Reputation, but also for its unique Traditional Traders on Bronze Icons i.e., moulded Idols: Brass utensils, Stainless steel articles, Lead utensils, Pooja articles, Paintings and on Pure Silk.

Three UNESCO Monument  are there near Kumbakonam. Thanjavur Big Temple, Dharasuram Gangai Konda Cholapuram Temple

 Ashta Kali Amman                                          

Vekkaliamman Temple Woraiyur
Nallur Kaliamman  Temple Kumbakonam
Siruvachur Mathurakaliamman Temple
Chidambaram Thillai Kali Amman Temple
Thiruvalangadu Kali Temple
Udayalur Selva Maha Kaliamman
Thiruvakkarai Vakrakaliamman Temple
Ambagarathur Shri Asta Puja Bathra Kali Amman Temple

 Folklore                                                            

Folk dance is very simple with the background of Gramiya padal. In all villages of India especially Tamilnadu , the special Folk dance is perform in the temple festival.  It is unique and special type of steps and songs.
Puravi Attam , Bommalattam Therukoothu, Thappattam Villupattu Karagattam Kavadiyattam are some of the example of tamil folklore

 Natyanjali                                                                         

Natyanjali, the tradition of concentrated expression of devotion to the Lord of Natya, through dance on the occasion of ‘Maha Sivaratri’ particularly inside the temple complex, was revived in Chidambaram in the early 1980s. It has gradually spread to many centers where ancient and important Siva temples are located, many with a ‘swayambhu lingam’ as the main deity.

           
           
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