Among the 275 temples that are greatly listed in the Paadal Petra Sthalangal, 5 temples are listed in this particular town of Thanjavur. These shrines in this holy town are largely known for its grand Shivarathri festivity.
Special pujas and rituals are performed as per ancient Hindu rules and regulations plus the Vedic practices. These temples can be easily reached through roadways as there are several local buses that ply from the nearby towns and heart of the town.
All the festive days, auspicious days and religious important days are grandly celebrated in these temples with great devotions and dedications. Local pilgrims and devotees of this place give more importance to these temples. It is a scared town that is blessed with ancient Lord Shiva temple scattered in the heart and outskirt of this holy town.
Thiruvedikkudi temple is situated at a distance of nearly 7 km north of Thanjavur, and just 1 km from Thirukkandiyur. It is on the Cauvery south bank. Thenkudithittai temple is situated at a distance of approximately 10 km north of Thanjavur. It is on the Cauvery south bank.
Parithiniyamam temple is situated at a distance of about 18 km southeast of Thanjavur, it is just 4 km north of Orathanad, on the Cauvery south bank.
Aradhaiperumpaazhi, Arithuvaramangalam temple is located on the Cauvery south bank and well connected by Thanjavur town bus. On the other hand, Avalivalnallur temple is located at a distance of nearly 3 km west of Aradhaiperumpaazhi above. It is also on the Cauvery south bank.