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Review of Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam

Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam
Teppakulam, Madurai, India
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Ranked #16 of 33 things to do in Madurai
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Ottapalam, India
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“good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

this is built with so much planning and beauty but is a playground now with not a drop of water.on the way to ramesh waram. not a pond but a cricket ground

Visited September 2013
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“Vandiyur Mariamman teppakulam”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam is one of the largest temple tanks in South India and gets water supply from the Vaigai River. There is a Vinayakar temple situated right in the middle of the tank, which is dedicated to Lord Vigneshwara, the Elephant-faced God. It is famous for the celebrations of the Float festival, which is celebrated in the Tamil month of Thai. . The celebrations take place on a full moon night and the pristine water turns colourful as the temple is lit.

Visited May 2013
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“A huge area where locals gather at weekends”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

The tank was empty of water for the 4 weeks I was there, families gathered around it at weekends and children played cricket in the wide open space, along with cows grazing. The temple in the middle had some building work going on when I was there.

Visited July 2013
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Madurai, India
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“Place for photography”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Very good Place for photography especially during the fullmoon day and float festival time in the month of Thai (tamil)

Visited March 2013
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“A utility turned beauty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Maariamman Thepakulam is located in Vandiyur which is now a part of Madurai city. The huge tank was not built for storing water; rather it was dug out to build ramps for transporting huge rocks which was used to construct the majestic temple towers. Once the construction of the temple was over they made it as tank with a small island in the middle. During rainy seasons the tank would be filled with water and boats would be used to travel to the island in the middle. It was speculated that the Pandya kings have connected the Tank to Vaigai River to fill water. Unfortunately, we do not have any proofs to substantiate it. The place was not well maintained now and usually filled with cows and peoples playing cricket in the dried bed of the tank.

Visited December 2012
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