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Important Places In Villupuram


The Villupuram City included five important places such places are following here,

Koovagam

The village of Koovagam is next to Ulundurpet taluk in Villupuram district. The Koothandavar temple is situated in this village. This is the only temple for eunuchs, and their family deity is the Koothandavar.
A fifteen day Chitrai festival based on Mahabaratha is celebrated every year in grand style. According to the Mahabaratha, Rajakumaran, a eunuch was born to Arjuna and Naga Kannigai. The Pandavas, decided to sacrifice a human to ensure victory in the war and Rajakumaran was the sacrificial 'goat'. His last wish was to get married. No one came forward to marry Rajakumaran. Lord Krishna appeared as a female and married him. The next day he was killed. To signify this, the marriage is held the previous night and breaking of the 'thali' the next morning is done every year as a ritual.


Mayilam

Arulmigu Subramaniya Swami Temple located on a small hillock at Mailam is a famous place of pilgrimage. It is about 32 kms from Viluppuram on the Pondicherry Thindivanam road. The Panguni Uthiram festival held in March - April fascinates a large crowd of devotes from all over Tamil Nadu.


Kamalakkanni Amman Temple

This small shrine dedicated to Kamalakkani Amman (Goddess Durga)a local deity, is found on the way of the citadel on Rajagiri Hill. It contains a sacrificial altar and well-preserved mural paintings belonging to the Nayak period.


Gingee fort

Fortifaction Walls: The massive fortification walls of Gingee interconnect the three inaccessible hills - Krishnagiri, Chandragiri, and Rajagiri. The Rajagiri citadel is the highest about 800 ft. in height and the most inaccessible. The 20 meters deep chasm is now connected by a bridge.


Thirunarungondai

It is 16 kms Northwest of Ulundurpet and 21 kms East of Thirukkoilur. Hillock at the village contains a Jaina cave and two temples dedicated to Parsvanatha and Chanraprabha. Cave served as the monastery of the monks of Virasangha in the 8th - 9th century A.D. Rich collection of bronze images found in the temple. Annual festival (Jan-Feb) celebrated on a grand scale and attended by Jains from all over Tamilnadu.

 

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