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Sirkazhi is a small town in Nagapattinam district of the Tamil Nadu located 250 km from the capital city of Chennai. It is a part of Cauvery Delta region and is situated at a distance of 13 km from the shores of Bay of Bengal. The small town encompasses an area of 13 sq km and is graced with the number of historic edifices from the Medieval period to the modern period of British colonization. Temples, beaches, fort, museums and very intriguing history, the town of Sirkazhi has everything imbibed in its relatively small parameters. A pleasant, peaceful town with historical past, Sirkazhi is adopting modern developments while upholding and honouring its customs and beliefs of a traditional South Indian village.
Graced by many historical antiquities and edifices, the town has been ruled by the Medieval Cholas, Later Cholas, Later Pandyas, the Vijayanagar Empire, the Marathas and the British, giving it substantial historical value. It is also believed that the Tamil Trinity of Carnatic music; Arunachala Kavirayar (1711 to 78), Muthu Thandavar (1525 to 1600) and Marimutthu Pillai (1712 to 87), has its origination in Sirkazhi. According to legends, it is in this village that Lord Brahma prayed to Lord Shiva and asked him to rescue 64 art forms during a devastating flood that was destined to destroy the entire planet. This is the reason why Lord Shiva is the principal deity in the town and has some beautiful temples dedicated to his worship. Pilgrims from all over the country flood to this small town to take the Lord's blessing especially during Mahashivratri and Diwali. During these festivals, the whole town is decorated with festive lights and diyas and the people are filled with joyous spirits.
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