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Sikkal Singaravelavar Temple 
Around 80 Kms from Thanjavur situated on Nagapattinam Tiruvarur Main Road. The ancient history says that here  Lord Murugan got the 'Sakthi Vel' from Parvathi (refered as Velnedunkanni amman in this temple ) and killed Suran. This temple is one of the few temples in Tamilnadu which has both Siva and Vishnu in the same campus. The ' Vel Vankuthal' festival in the Tamil month of Iyappasi is very famous here.
Vellankanni 
Shrine of Our Lady of Vellankanni  90 Kms away, noted for the church dedicated to 'Our Lady of Health', attracts devotees of all faiths.
Nagore
88 Kms away, is a famous Muslim pilgrimage site. People of all religion visit the Nagore durgah.
Sirkazhi
Goddess Parvathi gave Gnana milk to Thirugnana Sambandar here, when he was a child. After this, he sang the famous Devaram. Lord Shiva as Thoniappar resides in a thoni (boat). The boat symbolizes that Thoniappar helps people cross their sea of birth. Every year during Thiruvadirai Nakshatra of Chithirai month, the famous Thirumulaippal Utsav is held.
Swamimalai
Located 32 Kms away, Swamimalai is one of the six abodes (Arupadaiveedu) dedicated to Lord Murugan. Lord Murugan preached Pranava mantra "OM" to Lord Shiva and that's why he is called Swaminathan. The 60 steps to the temple indicate the 60 years of the Tamil calendar. This temple is praised by Arunagirinadar. Every Thursday, Lord Swaminathan is decorated with a Diamond Vel.
Thirukandiyur
The temples at Thirukandiyur are dedicated to Brahmasirekandeswarar and Harshavimochana Perumal, and are famous for their fine sculptural work.
Thiruvaiyaru
13 Kms from Thanjavur, where the famous saint Thyagaraja lived and attained samadhi. The famous temple at Thiruvaiyaru is dedicated to Shiva, and is known as Panchanatheswara. An eight day music festival is held here, every January, in honour of the saint .
Thiruvarur
55 Kms from Thanjavur, the Thyagarajaswami Temple is famous for the largest temple chariot in Tamil Nadu. This vast temple houses Thyagaraja, Kamalamba and Vanmikanathar and has been sung by the Saiva Saints. The pillars and the halls here are of great beauty. Rajaraja Cholan was an ardent devotee of Thyagarajaswami. This temple is also referred to us as Prithvi (Earth) Sthalam. Thiruvarur is also the birth place of Saint Thyagaraja.
Vaitheeswaran Kovil
Vaitheeswaran, Thaiyal Nayaki, Muthukumaraswamy (Shiva, Parvathi, Subramanya Swamy) are the deities in this temple. An ancient temple dedicated to Shiva - as Vaitheeswaran literally meaning the divine provider of cures. Adorned with imposing towers, Mandapams and pillars, this well visited shrine has been sung by the Saivite Saint Poets. It is said that Angarakan - Mars, Kartikeya, Jatayu and the Rig Veda worshipped Shiva here. This shrine is also referred to as an Angarakasthalam .

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