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“This is in vandiyur.”

Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam
Ranked #15 of 47 things to do in Madurai
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
penang,Malaysia
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
59 attraction reviews
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“This is in vandiyur.”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

The place is supposed to be a pond for the temple but due to the prolonged drought, people were playing cricket in it. Nothing much of interest especially to westerners.

Visited December 2013
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Madurai
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28 reviews
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“beautiful square tank spread over a huge area of almost 16 acres”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

The tank is the scene of the colourful float festival held in January/February to celebrate the birth anniversary of King Thirumalai Nayak, who built this tank. The deities of Meenakshi and Sundareswarar are placed in a float, called “Teppam”, decorated with flowers and illuminated with hundred of lights. This float is taken around the tank to the sound of traditional music.

Visited January 2013
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Ottapalam, India
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“good”
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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tiruvannamalai
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“Vandiyur Mariamman teppakulam”
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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Church Stretton, United Kingdom
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“A huge area where locals gather at weekends”
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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