The city is named after the three-headed demon Trishira who was defeated by Lord Shiva near present-day Tiruchirappalli. It is known for its two remarkable temples – Malaikottai and Ranganathaswamy
Things to see and do in Tamil Nadu.
The pillars were just absolutely gorgeous; especially the ones that faced an inner courtyard. They had fabulous figurines of a man atop a bucking horse.
The Brihadeeswarar Temple was built to be the royal temple to display the emperor’s vision of his power and his relationship to the universal order.
Thanjavur’s Big Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage, is dedicated to Lord Brihadisvara, an incarnation of Shiva.
Kumbakonam is an ancient city with about 188 temples built between the 7th and 16th centuries by the various dynasties that ruled over it during this period.
The Airatesvara temple, located in Darasuram near Kumbakonam, was built by Rajaraja Chola II in the 12th Century AD. The manthapa of the temple, the prayer hall, has 108 exquisitely carved pillars.
The city of Gangaikonda Cholapuram (GKC) was founded in the 10th Century AD by Rajendra Chola to commemorate his victory over the Ganga empire.
Pichavaram Mangrove Forests are the second largest mangrove forest in the world. It is home to water snakes, water dogs, foxes, turtles, crustaceans, and waterfowl.
The Temples at Kalahasti, Kanchipuram and Chidambaram are along a straight line at 79′ 45″ East longitude.