PLACE OF INTEREST
Poombuhar is in Sirkazhi Taluk of Mayiladuthurai District. It is known as Kaveripoompattinam. Tourists have to alight at Mayiladuthurai junction to proceed Poombuhar by road, visitors from Chennai by train have to get down at Sirkazhi. Poombuhar is connected to Mayiladuthurai as well as Sirkazhi by road. The distance from Poombuhar to Mayiladuthurai is 24 kms and to Sirkazhi 21kms. Tourists from Chennai to Poombuhar by private carriers can take the route via Tindivanam, Pondicherry, Cuddalore and Sirkazhi. Those who come from Madurai, Ramanathapuram and Tirunelvelli may proceed via Mellur, Tiruppathur, Karaikudi, Pattukkotai, Thiruthuraipoondi, Nagapattinam, Karaikkal, Tharangambadi and Akkur. They can also come via Pudukkottai, Thanjavur, and Mayiladuthurai
It is 30kms south of Mayiladuthurai on the east coastal line of Bay of Bengal. Danish Architecture is the attractions of Tranguebar. Bus facilities are available to this place from Mayiladuthurai, Poombuhar, Sirkazhi and Chidambaram. Built in 1620 exists to exhibit Danish architecture. The fort is now under the control of TamilNadu Archeological Department, houses an archaeological Museum. This museum is open on all days Except Friday.
This city is 14Kms east of Sirkazhi. It is popular for its fine beach, which is full of natural beauty. This town has an ancient temple. The presiding deity of this temple is Arulmigu Mullaivananathar. This temple is glorified in these divine songs.
Situated 3kms from Poombuhar, Keelaperumpallam receives a stream of devotees every day for worshipping Shri Naganatha Swami. This temple is the seat of the Ninth Navagraha, the Kedhu.
Thiruvengadu is situated 8 kms. From Poombuhar. Another Navagraha Budhan is situated inside the Temple of Arulmigu Swetharanya Swami. Devotees from all over India and abroad come to worship Budhan every day. This temple is glorified in the divine songs.
In the divine songs of Devaram, Vaitheeswarankoil is called Pullirukkuvellur. The Presiding deity Lord Vaithiyanathan and the Devi is Thaiyalnayagi. Lord Muruga is called here as Arulmigu Muthukumaraswami. Vaitheeswarankoil is situated 12kms from Mayiladuthurai and 5kms from Sirkazhi. This temple is the seat of another Navagraha, the Mars.
Thirukkadaiyur is on the bus route of Chidhambaram – Nagappattinam. It was in this temple Lord Siva had annihilated Yama, the God of death and destruction to save the life of Markandeya and bestowed immortality on him. It is one of the most important seats of Sakthi. Inside the precincts of the temple of Arulmigu Amerthakadeswarar is located the temple of Shri Abirami Amman Temple. The great Saint Abirami Bhattar composed the divine songs of Abirami Anthathi. On attaining 60th year of age in conjugal life of the husband, the couple, belonging to the Hindu family, celebrates their SasthtiAbthapurthy ceremony here inside the temple.
Sirkazhi is located on the main route between Mayiladuthurai and Chidhambaram. Shri Arulmigu Sattanatha Swami temple has many wonderful architectural and sculptural features. This temple has been glorified in the divine songs of Thevaram. One of the four great divine poet, the Saiva saint Thirugnana Sambandar was bestowed with the divine grace by Lord Siva and Parvathy here. Every year in the Tamil month of Chithirai, Thirumulaippal festival is celebrated in a grand manner.
ArulmiguMayuranathar Temple is located here. According to the Hindu mythology, AnnaiParasakthi danced in the form of a peacock and hence the place is called Mayiladuthurai. Devotees after worshipping Mayuranathar can travel from here to all the places of Navagrahas and other important temples by bus. The festival of Holy bath known as Kodai Muzhukku in the river Cauvery is celebrated in the month of Ayppasi.
On the East coast between Nagappattinam and Chidhambaram, Ananthamangalam is located 5Kms from Thirukkadaiyur. People from all over Tamilnadu visit the temple of Lord Anjaneyar for His grace. The divine statue of Anjaneya here is unique with its three eyes and ten hands. Special worship of Anjaneya is held on Saturdays and on the days of Amavasya.