Thirumanancheri (Thiru Manam Cheri) is a village located near the Cauvery River in the Mayiladuthurai district. The name of the town comes from the god Shiva. Thirumanam means marriage; cheri denotes a town or village. Shiva married Parvathi at this place, thus the village is called Marriage (Thirumanancheri).
Sri Kalyanasundareswarar temple is a popular place of visit for Hindus. It is one of the shrines of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams – Shiva Sthalams glorified in early medieval Tevaram poems by Tamil Saivite Nayanars Tirugnanasambandar and Tirunavukkarasar. Udhvaganathar Temple is another name for this temple.
The Edirkolpadi Temple is another popular temple located nearby in the same city. It is said that Shiva as a groom was received at Ethirkolpaadi by his mother-in-law, Bharata Muni.
How to reach
Thirumanancheri is located in Mayiladuthurai taluk, near Kuttalam. It is on the road that connects Kumbakonam and Mayiladuthurai. The nearest railway junction is Mayiladuthurai Junction and the nearest railway station is Kuttalam. There are buses connecting the city with Chennai via Puducherry, Cuddalore, Chidambaram and Mayiladuthurai. Route No. 5 connects Mayiladuthurai with the temple.