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Tirunallar is a place with historical and archeological significance in Karaikal District. It is 5 km west Karaikal, on the bus route of Karaikal – Mayiladuthurai and Kumbakonam.

The prime site is Lord Darbaranyeswarar Temple, a shrine dedicated to Lord Saturn. It was constructed during the Chola period, and boasts a one-piece emerald idol of the deity, which is believed to be the largest of its kind in the country. A granite statue of Lord Buddha was discovered from this site in 1966.

Another attraction is the shrine devoted to Tyagaraja, which is one of the seven Saptavitanka stalams of Tyagaraja. It houses the image of Nagavitankar, a dance related to Tyagaraja.

A major draw is Sani Peyarchi Festival, which is celebrated once in three years.

Tirunallar is on the Peralam – Karaikal rail route. The nearest airport is at Tiruchirapalli, which is 160 km away. Thanjavur is 95 km from Tirunallar.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Karaikal
Location: Tirunallar    


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