About the walk

Standing tall with a 7-tiered gopuram, the Sri Thyagaraja Temple in Tiruvottiyur draws a parallel with the magnificent temple of Tiruvarur. Inscriptions left behind by the Pallavas, Cholas and Vijayanagaras hail this temple as a prominent centre of learning, where religious discourses and discussions on philosophy were conducted. Sung of by three of the most prominent Nayanar Saiva saints - Appar, Sundarar and Sambandhar, this iconic temple played host to modern-age saints including Pattinathar, Topeswamigal and Ramalinga Swamigal. Join us as we discover the vibrant history and mythology behind this temple, observe the religious traditions that make it a replica of the Tiruvarur temple, and unravel the connection between these two temples.

This guided tour is free.

Walk Time
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Walk Date
Explore the Ancient Learning Centre of Tiruvottiyur
In Association with
Prastara
Saturday
10 Nov

Walk Leader

Jayakumar Sundararaman
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Duration

04:30 pm - 06:00 pm

Meeting Time

Meeting Point

Main Entrance of the Tiruvottiyur Thyagaraja Swami Temple, Chennai

MediumEnglish, Tamil

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About the Walk

Standing tall with a 7-tiered gopuram, the Sri Thyagaraja Temple in Tiruvottiyur draws a parallel with the magnificent temple of Tiruvarur. Inscriptions left behind by the Pallavas, Cholas and Vijayanagaras hail this temple as a prominent centre of learning, where religious discourses and discussions on philosophy were conducted. Sung of by three of the most prominent Nayanar Saiva saints - Appar, Sundarar and Sambandhar, this iconic temple played host to modern-age saints including Pattinathar, Topeswamigal and Ramalinga Swamigal. Join us as we discover the vibrant history and mythology behind this temple, observe the religious traditions that make it a replica of the Tiruvarur temple, and unravel the connection between these two temples.

This guided tour is free.

Please Note

Contact at: 9884013485 (Jayakumar)

  • Medium: Bilingual (English/Tamil) 

  • Photography is not allowed inside the temple.
  • Please wear traditional Indian clothes.
  • Footwear will not be allowed inside the temple.
  • Limited parking facilities are available near the temple. Hence, we recommend that you use public transport.

 

Nearest Metro/Bus Station

Tiruvottiyur Temple Bus Stop

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