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Family trip to Vaitheeswaran and Thirumanancheri

Posted by Bala on December 31, 2009

After a long time, last weekend we (my family) had been to Vaitheeswaran temple and Thirumanancheri , 25th dec to be precise. This is the first long trip ever since my mom recovered from her health problems. We started the trip in our sumo from Dharmapuri, decided to take the route suggested by Google Maps (Dharmapuri – Salem – Attur – Viruthachalam – Chidambaram – Seerkazhi – Vaitheeswaran). Till Salem, the journey was smooth, once past Salem, from Attur to Chidambaram, it was a nightmare. To be honest, I never seen such a worst road in my entire life, it took about 4 hours to cross 130 KMs. My Mom was not comfortable at all during the journey. We reached Vaitheeswaran Kovil around 6:30 am. After we refreshed, visited the temple. Vaitheeswaran temple is one of the Navagraha temples and this temple is devoted to Angaraka (Mars / Sevvai). We had good dharshan and left to Thirumanancheri temple afterwards. The travel to Thirumanancheri was nice, temple was surrounded by agriculture lands. After finishing the parihara pooja at Thirumanancheri, we started back to Dharmapuri. This time we enquired and decided to take up a different route (Vaitheeswaran Kovil – Seerkazhi Chidambaram Vadalur Panruti Tirukkoyilur Thiruvannamalai ChengamDharmapuri). The road was far better than the other road and we had a nice return journey. It’s worth mentioning about Kollidam River which I have seen during this trip, it is very vast and nice to see.

I have uploaded the snaps in Picasa

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4 Responses to “Family trip to Vaitheeswaran and Thirumanancheri”

  1. Arunkumar said

    thirumanancheri.info gives more information about thirumanancheri temple

  2. sahas said

    Surprised to see no mention of the ‘naadi josiyam’ crowd in your post. I went there last weekend and was extremely disappointed with the stuff they were making up. Blew away Rs.250. So wondering if you think its true and if yes, where to find the real stuff. But visiting the Vaitheeswaran Temple and the Chidambaram Temple were great experiences. I’m from down south, haven’t been to these sides too much.

    Btw, the pictures are extremely good.

  3. Hi Sahas,
    Thanks for the comments. Yes, even we too got crowded by these naadi josiyam guys. Since I gathered enough knowledge before traveling, I was in a mindset to avoid those guys before starting of the journey only 🙂 The way temple is maintained is also good. In this trip, we didn’t visited Chidambaram temple but I had visited that temple in my childhood. Planning to visit Chidambaram soon 🙂

    • raj said

      please dont visit chidambaram they have not maintained the temple also suck your blood (money ) as soon yu enter the temple

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