Srivilliputhur (Srivilliputtur or Thiruvilliputtur) is one of the temple towns in Tamilnadu. It is located in Viruthunagar district, Tamilnadu.
Srivilliputhr is the birth place of two Alwars (Devotee of lord Vishnu) namely Periyalwar and Andal. There are two big temples which are dedicated to Andal and Vadapadrasayi (lord Vishnu), located at the center of the town. Vadapadrasayi temple has the 2nd tallest tower in Tamilnadu. This tower (Gopuram) was built in 8th century. The temple car belongs to this temple is one of the largest in India. It is decorated with carvings from the scriptures. There is an another big temple dedicated to Lord Siva .
There is also a wild life sanctuary which is located 10 km away from this town in the western ghats. This is the only home for the giant grizzled squirrels.
This town is well connected by road and rail with all major towns in the state. The nearest airport is in Madurai, 75km away from the town. From Madurai 24 hours bus service is available by the state government transpoart corporation.
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SRI ANDAL TEMPLE, SRIVILLIPUTHUR
The Pillar-Hall, with an artistically designed front view, welcomes us. On either side of the hall, Vanamalai Jeear monastry with shops, and monastries of Vedantha Desikar and Manavalla Saint are set up. The next to Pillar-Hall is the Divine Marriage Hall. It looks exequisitely beautiful with sculptured figures of Yali in big pillars. A statuette of Saint Appar is found in a pillar which is in the southern entrance. On the inside ceiling of this hall, the paintings of Nayakkar Dynasty period’s Ramayana have been drawn. These painting are getting defaced due to lack of proper maintenance. READ MORE >>
Srivilliputhur Grizzled Squirrel Wildlife Sanctuary
Srivilliputhur Grizzled Squirrel Wildlife Sanctuary was declared in December 1989. This Sanctuary is located in Western Ghats and covers the area of Srivilliputhur, Watrap, Saptur (Madurai district), Rajapalayam, Seithur, and Devathanam. It is the eastern boundary for the river Periyar and one of the best preserved forests in south of Tamilnadu state. The altitude in this region varies from 100 to 2010 meter above sea level. It receives rain from both southwest and northeast monsoons. The varied climate and topographic conditions prevailing here present remarkable diversity both in Flora and Fauna. READ MORE >>
Thiruvannamalai (Then Thirupathi), Srivilliputhur
This holy place Thiruvannamalai, being called South Thirupathi, is on the top of a small hill, just 3 Km away from Srivilliputhur. Here, Lord Srinivasa Perumal is in standing posture. The appearance of this Deity is the re-embodiment of Lord Venkatesa Perumal of Tirupathi. The adoration of this God can be equated to a pilgrimage to Tirupathi. READ MORE >>