In & Around
Mayiladuthurai, formerly known as Mayavaram, is a religious and scenic tourist destination located in Nagapattinam district in Tamil Nadu State. The town Mayiladuthurai is situated on the banks of the famous river Cauvery. Mayiladuthurai literally means the place of peacock’s dance.
 
Mythical stories behind the name Mayiladuthurai are many. One of the stories tells that Goddess Parvathi took birth as a peacock (Mayuram) and worshipped Lord Shiva in her Mayuravathar. According to literary works like Mayiladuthurai Mahaangal, many saints lived in and around this famous place and attained Moksha through Samadhi. There is a village in the western outskirts of Mayiladuthurai known as Sidharkaadu, a place where many saints lived.
 
Mayiladuthurai is a place with natural scenic views. Pleasant ambiance and unpolluted environment make this place fantastic for pleasure seeking tourists. There are many shopping facilities in and around the cities. Many artifacts and handicrafts materials are available at a cheap rate at this place.