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  • Soorakudi

    Soorakudi is a sleepy village nestled in the Sakkottai Block of Sivaganga district in Tamil Nadu. It is a part of the Chettinad region and rich in its history and culture. The historical name of Soorakudi was Desikanathapuram and was named after the main deity resident in the Soorakudi temple. The current name is based on the ‘Soorai’ scrub which grows in abundance in this region. This scrub is believed to have strong medicinal values too. The Soorakudi temple forms part of the 9 Shiva temples that are managed by the Nagarathar Chettiars of the Chettinad region. Each clan belongs to one o...

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  • Vairavanpatti

    Vairavanpatti is a quaint little town located in the Sivagangai district of Tamil Nadu. It is home to the Vairavanswamy temple which is the third-largest Shiva temple run by the Nagarathar Chettiars of this famous Chettinad region. It is one of the 9 Shiva temples of the Nagarathars. They are devout Shiva worshippers and most of the daily activities revolve around their temples. This ancient temple is said to have been in existence since the 8th century and was earlier under the care of the Pandya kings. In the 14th century, they handed over its care to the Nagarathar Chettiars. It was initia...

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