On the Karur Road, Thadikombu is about 9 km from Dindigul city. Thalai Vana Kshetram, meaning the temple surrounded by palm trees, is the historical name of this location. It is also thought that there was a demon called Thalasuran who ruled the area. Later, when the Telugu people began to settle here in great numbers, they began to name it Thadi Kumbu ( place of palm trees ).
The building of this temple, according to historical evidence, was initiated by one of the Vijayanagar chieftains, Alia Ramaraya, and was later completed in the 16th century by his successor, Achutha Rayar. One of the mandapams, however is called Sundarapandiya Mandapam, which also indicates the Pandyan connection. When the British captured this town, Thadikombu was the first capital of the Dindigul region.
This temple is well known both inside and outside for its architectural elegance. It is a Madakovil—one built on an elevated platform. We are welcomed by the 90 ft tall 5-tier rajagopuram when we enter the temple. The whole 1.5 acre complex is surrounded by walls of granite. In this temple, there are many mandapams-Ranga Mandapam (Anna Mandapam), Sundarapandiya Mandapam, etc.-full of life-size statues of different deities.
Perhaps the temple of Krishnapuram near Tirunelveli may be the one which immediately comes to mind. The carvings are those of Dasavataram, Anjaneyar on His soulders with Rama and Lakshmana, Vaikuntanathan on Adiseshan, standing Vinayakar, Durga, Karthaveerarjuna, Agora Veerabhadrar, etc The carvings are done with excellent workmanship, providing details such as nails, muscles and veins! There are also seven musical pillars in the temple that emit seven musical notes.
As per legend, Sage Manduka (one in the form of a frog) was cursed for having frog characteristics. He was advised to pray to Vishnu on the banks of Kudaganaru when he wanted to obtain relief from this form. When the Rishi was praying, a demon named Thalasuran bothered him. Shri Kallazhagar of Ahzagar Koil (Thirumal Irumsolai) came to his rescue when the sage pleaded with the Lord, and killed the demon and also blessed Manduka to resume his natural body.
He was asked by the sage to stay in this position and bless the devotees. As Soundararajan, the Lord decided and stayed here as ( Beautiful King ). Azagar also means, incidentally, one who is beautiful/handsome. This position is therefore known as the northern home of the Perumal Azagarkoil. All the rituals performed at the latter shrine are performed here as well.
While the main shrine is that of Sridevi and Bhudevi in the standing pose of the 5-foot-tall Soundararajan, there are separate Thayar shrines for Kalyana Soundaravalli and Andal. The Thayar shrine is very similar to Rangamandapam.
There are separate shrines for Hayagrivar and Saraswathi in the prakarams (in the same shrine where people pray for good education!), Lakshminarasimhar (to get relief from financial problems), Dhanvantri, Rati-Manmadan (to get married) and Chakrathazhwar (concerning medical problems). The Swarna Akarsha Bhairavar, which is usually not seen in Vishnu temples, is another special shrine.
Theni Tourist attractions
Sothupari dam : The Sothupari dam is one of Tamilnadu's tallest dams. It is situated at the rear of the town of Periyakulam. It is situated across the Varaganadhi River (a Vaigai River tributary) and is 12 km from Periyakulam. The dam's height is 57 m. The total catchment area is 357 acres and its length is 345 m. This dam supports the agricultural lands belonging to Thenkarai (817 Acre) and Thamaraikulam village (223 Acre).
Manjalar Dam : In the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, the Manjalar Dam is a dam across the Manjalar River. About 18 kilometres (11 mi) from the Batlagundu bus stand, across the river. The dam is located in the Theni District, for irrigation purposes Manjalar Dam has been installed. At the end of Manjalar Road, Manjalar Dam is about 5.5 kilometres (3.4 mi) north of SH-36 at the town of Devadanapatti, starting along the temple road of Kamatchi Amman. From the Kodai Ghat road, en route to Kodaikanal, about 19 kilometres (12 mi) from Batlagundu, you can see Manjalar dam.
Kumbakkarai Falls : The lesser known falls in the foothills of the Kodaikanal Hills are Kumbakkarai Falls. They are located in Dindigul district at 10 ° 10 "48 "N 77 ° 31 "50 "E, 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) from Periyakulam. Along the Kodai-Vellagavi-Periyakulam footpath, Kumbakkarai Falls are situated. There are two steps of these falls. Water gathers in huge rock recesses at the first level, each named after wild animals such as tigers, elephants, snakes, etc. Before falling as the primary waterfall, the Pambar River then flows .5 km (0.31 mi) to the second level. The water originates in Kodaikanal Hills and flows along the rocks and eventually reaches the foot hills. Kumbakarai is called this spot. Here come the travellers and take a bath in the falls. Water flows throughout the year but the flow will be very strong throughout the rainy seasons. It is possible to bathe.
Morning pick up from Dindigul.
Then proceed towards Theni.
On the way Breakfast.
To visit Theni major attraction such as Sothuparai Dam, Kumbakkarai Falls, Manjalar Dam , Vaigai Dam and Park.
Overnight stay @ Hotel – Theni.
After fresh up and Breakfast @ hotel.
Check out the Hotel.
Then proceed to visit Theni major attractions such as Kuchanur Suyambu Sri Saneeswara Bhagavan Temple.
Then proceed towards Kurangani.
To visit Spice Valley, Tea Estate, Kurangani Waterfalls & View point for panoramic natural Scenes.
Then proceed towards Dindigul
Finally drop @ Dindigul Railway Junction.
What 's Included
We can provide stay for ( 2*, 3*)
2.Double sharing Rooms
5.Royal Suite Rooms
( as per requirement )
From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care
Local Speaking Guide - ( English,Tamil,Hindi,Telugu & Malayalam ) *