Welcome to Thiruvarur, a town and municipality located in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. This charming destination is known for its rich history, vibrant culture, and stunning temples. Thiruvarur is the administrative headquarters of Thiruvarur district and Thiruvarur taluk. The town covers an area of 10.47 km2 (4.04 sq mi) and had a population of 58,301 as of 2011. Thiruvarur is a part of the Cauvery delta region and agriculture is the major occupation. Roadways are the major means of transportation with a total of 94.06 km (58.45 mi) of district roads including three national highways passing through the town. The town was one of the five traditional capitals of the Chola empire, with one of the emperors of the dynasty, Kulothunga Chola I, having it as his capital. The town is believed to be of significant antiquity and has been ruled, at different times, by the Medieval Cholas, Later Cholas, Later Pandyas, Vijayanagar Empire, Thanjavur Nayaks, Marathas and the British. Thiruvarur is also known for its stunning Thyagaraja temple, which is older than the Tanjore big temple. The temple chariot of the Thyagaraja temple, weighing 360 tonnes (790,000 lb) and measuring 96 feet (29 m) tall is the largest temple chariot in India. Thiruvarur is the birthplace of Tyagaraja, Muthuswami Dikshitar and Syama Sastri, popularly known as the Trinity of Carnatic music of the 18th century CE. The town is also famous for the annual Asian biggest chariot festival held in the month of April. Thiruvarur is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in history, culture, and spirituality. Come and explore the wonders of Thiruvarur!

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