Thanjavur Temple in Thanjavur Chennai

Thanjavur Temple in chennai constructed by Raja CholanThanjavur Temple in chennai

Thanjavur Temple History

Thanjavur temple is located in the city of Thanjavur, South India, Tamilnadu.Tanjavur temple was constructed by Raja Raja Cholan in the years 1003-1010 A.D and type of construction is ancient.
Thanjavur temple area is 29.24 sq.kms. You can visit here throughout the year but most best time is winter. Languages spoken here is Tamil, English and Marathi.  The Poompuhar handicrafts is the famous shopping place here and the Tamil University, set up recently is situated here and is devoted to the growth Tamil literature and language.

Thanjavur district which is known as the Rice Bowl of Tamilnadu is also known for it’s exquisite handicrafts, bronzed and South Indian musical instruments.

Tourist Destinations in Thanjavur

Sri Brihadeeswara built in the 10th century AD by the great Chola king, Raja Raja 1 is an outstanding example of the Chola architecture.

The palace near the temple is a vast building of masonry built partly by the Nayaks and Marathas around 1550 AD.

Art Gallery

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Art gallery in the palace there are a number of granite and bronze statues of the Chola period.  The timings to visit here is: 9.00 am to 1 pm. Wednesday is holiday.

Hall of Music

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Hall of Music in the palace is an acoustically perfect ancient music hall.

Schwartz Church

Schwartz church in the palace garden is built by Rajah Serfoji in token of his affection for the Rev. C.V.Schwartz of the Dhanish mission in 1779 AD.

Sivaganga Tank

Sivaganga is situated near the palace.  This tank is known for its sweet water.

Tamil University

Tamil university is located 7kms away.  Established in 1981, is engaged in research and advanced studies in Tamil.

Hire a cab in Thanjavur and visit all the above locations. Thanjavur is well connected by road and train from most cities of Tamilnadu, which includes of course Chennai.  Trichy has an airport with flights from Chennai and Colombo, and is also an important rail head. Darasuram is five kms from Thanjavur, The city of Kumbakonam is 40 kms  and Gangaikondacholapuram is 71 kms from Thanjavur.

Chottanikara Temple in Kerala

Chottanikara Temple in Kerala Chottanikkara is one of the famous Bhagavadhy Kerala Temples located 17kms away from Ernakulam. Durga Devi –  is the presiding deity of the Chottanikara temple. Chottanikara temples is treated as one of powerful temples in Kerala.  This deity was  brought from Mookambika Temple Karnataka,India  and therefore there is a darshan of Mookambika (Saraswathy) Devi till 7am in the morning.

About Chottanikara Temple in Kerala

It is believed that  this temple is most powerful and many have got relieves from this temple. It is said that  offering somethings as they can and by praying  with deep heart,  one gets cured for several diseases especially for mental illness and disorders.  The temple is situated at a hill side  surrounded by green farms  which gives mental peace and harmony to devotees. Millions of pilgrims visit this temple to get the darshan of Devi.

Festivals in Kerala and Temple celebrations

The famous festival of  Kerala is ONAM and on that day there is feast to all pilgrims with every items. Navarathri is one of the famous festivals in kerala that is associated with this temple.  On Viayadasami day of Navarathri ulsavam, Vidhyarambham is conducted in this temple.

On this day  babies the age group of 3 to 6 years  are initiated to education  by writing   and reading in the front of god.
The other festivals in Kerala which falls in the prior months are  Vrishchika,  Kumbam,  Medam and Karkitakam everyone are celebrated with  foods,  stage programmes, Prayers etc.

The annual festival is celebrated in the months of February-March.  During this seasons there are huge crowds to visit.

Travel Tips to Chottanikara Temple in Kerala

Some of the best ways to reach Chottanikara Temple and important information related to temple are given below

LOCATION                                                  :      Near Ernakulam, Kerala
BEST TIME TO VISIT                                 :    October to March
TIMINGS TO VISIT                                       :    4.00 A.M. TO 12 P.M.
4.00 P.M.  TO   8 P.M.

How to reach here:

By Flight                                                           :          Nedumbassery airport is located near Aluva  about 22kms   away  from Ernakulam.

By Rail                                                           :            The nearest station is at Ernakulam it is about17kms  away from Chottanikara.

Trains from Northern and Southern parts  of India stops at   Ernakulam Junction.

Railway address                                         :             Ernakulam Junction,. D.H.Road, Ernakulam South.
Ernakulam Town, Near North Bridge
Phone :   0484-2390920 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              0484-2390920      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              0484-2390920      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

By  Bus                                                    :      KSRTC and private bus stations are nearby to Ernakulam  Junction.

There are express and fast hire a cab services in kerala from here to  Cities within Kerala and other states.

Phone                                                             :             0484-2352033, 2372033