Sunday, January 4, 2015

Mannargudi Rajagopalaswamy Temple

Mannargudi is a town in Tiruvarur district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is the headquarters of theMannargudi taluk. The town is located at a distance of 20 km (12 mi) from the district headquarters Tiruvarur and 310 km (190 mi) from the state capital Chennai. Mannargudi is known for the Rajagopalaswamy temple, a prominent Vaishnavite shrine.This temple.

The temple was first constructed by Kulothunga Chola I(1070-1125 A.D.), with bricks and mortar, indicated by various stone inscription found in the site.[4] The place Mannargudi is termed Sri Rajathi Raja Chathurvedhi Mangalam[5] and the town started to grow around the temple. Successive kings of the Chola empire, Rajaraja Chola III, Rajendra Chola III and kings of Thanjavur Nayaks, Achyuta Deva Raya[6] expanded the temple. Read more from wikipedia..

I did not stay in mannargudi, so unable to provide any experience or info regarding accommodation.
Other useful site where some info can be found is here..
Another interesting blog post can be read here
Now some pictures I clicked..! I dont have to say how much I liked this temple..!

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