The state of Tamil Nadu is well-known for its rich cultural and religious heritage that has been preciously captivated for ages. One place you must not miss visiting when in Tamil Nadu is the district of Ariyalur. Ariyalur is endowed with enchanting temples, historical monuments and bird sanctuaries. The place is well-connected with an airport, a railway station and a national highway running through the district.
When in Ariyalur, do not miss visiting the ‘Gangaikondacholisvarar temple’ a living embodiment of the victory of Tamils which has also been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site. You can also visit the ‘Vettakudi – Karaivetti Bird Sanctuary’ in the month of October-March, an important freshwater feeding site for migratory birds in the state of Tamil Nadu. This is a must-visit site for photography enthusiasts.
One must also visit ‘Erakurichi’, an ancient pilgrim place for Roman Catholics, the ‘Kodandarmaswamy Kovil temple’ an ancient scripture devoted to Lord Vishnu and completely built of chalkstone.
Epigraphically, the place Ariyalur is full of temples, monuments and scriptures that are significant to not just Hinduism, but to Christianity, Buddhism etc. So, the next time you head south; do not miss visiting this sacred and religiously versatile town in Tamil Nadu.
Gangaikonda Cholapuram was the capital of the Chola Dynasty during the rule of Rajendra Chola I and continued to be for 250 years. This ancient city has been considered to be a heritage town. It is situated in Jayankondam in the state of Tamil Nadu.read more...