- நாகப்பட்டினம் தான் அதிகாரப்பூர்வமான எழுத்துக்கூட்டல். இக்கட்டுரையில் உள்ள தகவல்களை நாகப்பட்டினம் கட்டுரையில் ஒருங்கினணத்த பின் இப்பக்கத்தை நீக்கலாம். அல்லது, பலரும் செய்யக்கூடிய எழுத்துக்கூட்டல் பிழையைக் கருத்தில் கொண்டு இப்பக்கத்தை நீக்காமல் நாகப்பட்டினம் கட்டுரைக்கு வழிமாற்றலாம்--ரவி 19:27, 14 டிசம்பர் 2005 (UTC)
Lies on the shores of the Bay of Bengal between Northern Latitude 10.10' and 11.20' East Longtitute 79.15' and 79.50' This is peninsular delta District surrounded by Bay of Bengal on the East, Palk Straint on the South and land on the West and Northern Side.
Nagappatinam is a unique District with all its historical and cultural significance. Nagappattinam is one of the constituents of chola mandalam, acclaimed as the Most prominent among the ancient Tamil Kingdoms. Its Silent features more than anything else have contributed to the glory of the cholamandalam.
Costal town Nagappattinam was the Headquarters of a region during the period This region has been named after Kshathiriya sigamani. One of the titles of Raja Raja Cholan. Nagappattinam was also known as ‘Cholakula Vallippatinam’. The Heritage of the town is found in the Burmese historical text of 3rd century B.C. The same text gives evidences of a Budha Vihar built by the great Ashoka. The chineseTraveler Hiuen Tsang. Also mentioned the Budha vihar in his book. Nagappattinam is mentioned as Padarithitha in ancient Buddhist literature According to scholars avurithidal the name of the part of Nagappattinam might have been derived from the word ‘’Padarithitha” is the name of the fruit tree “Bhirtree” very common in this region.
In ancient times, “Naganadu,” “Nagatheezam” are the references made only to this town. Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka had close links with this town. The Anaimangalam copperplate of King Kulothunga Chola notes that Kasiba Thera a Buddhist monk renovated the Buddhist temple in 6th century B.C. with the help of Buddhist monks of Naganadu. This Nagar Annam Vihar later came to be known as Naganana Vihar.
Nagapattinam is one of the oldest port cities of Chola empire. It was called as "Naval Pattinam"- The city of ships.
தமிழ்நாட்டின் சமூக ஒற்றுமை ௬டம் என்று அழைக்கப்படுகிறது. சோழர்களின் துறைமுக நகரமாய் விளங்கியது.
1. Nagore: This town is 5 kms north of Nagapattinam. Irrespective of caste, creed and religion people offer their worship at the Islamic shrine here. The Kandhuri festival during October and November is very popular.
2. Velankanni: This small town is situated on the coast of Bay of Bengal 14 kms south of Nagappattinam. The Arokiya Madha Church or the Velankanni Basilica here is a holy place for the Christians. However people of all religions offer their worship at this church. The festival during August and September is very famous.
3. Sikkal: The Sikkal Shri Singaravelan temple is located 5 kms from Nagapattinam. The Tamil Shaivite saints Appar, Thirugnana Sambandar, Sundarar and Manickavasagar glorified this temple in their divine songs. The festival, Soora Samharam is the most important festival celebrated in the month of Ippasi. Sikkal is on the bus route from Nagappattinam to Thiruvarur. This place has an old Shiva Temple where Lord Muruga is worshipped in the form of Singaravelan.
4. Vedaranyam: (Thirumaraikkadu) Vedaranyam lies at a distance of 58 Kms from Nagappattinam. The Vedaranyewarar temple here is worth mentioning. It is one of the Saptha Vidanga Thallams. The place is historically important because it was the centre stage of Salt Sathyagraha in South India, during freedom struggle.
5. Ettukkudi: The distance between Nagappattinam and Ettukkudi is 28 kms. This old Murugan temple at Ettukkudi finds a place in hymns of the Saint Arunagirinathar.
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