Srivilliputhur ( திருவில்லிபுத்தூர்)

Srivilliputhur (Tamil: திருவில்லிபுத்தூர் / ஸ்ரீவில்லிபுத்தூர் ) is a semi-urban town and a municipality in Virudhunagar district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is on the Virudhunagar - Shenkottai line of the Southern Railway, about 74 km south of Madurai and well connected by road and rail with Madurai, Sivakasi, Tenkasi & Shenkottai, Thirunelveli and Sattur.

The primary landmark of Srivilliputhur is 11-tiered tower structure dedicated to the Lord of Srivilliputhur, known as Vatapatrasayee. The tower of this temple rises 192 feet high and is the official symbol of the Government of

Tamilnadu. It is said to have been built by Periyaazhvar, the father-in-law of the Lord, with a purse of gold that he won in debates held in the palace of

PandyaKing Vallabhadeva. Another wonder in Srivilliputtur is Chariot which runs on AdiPuram. Srivilliputhur is well known for its ancient heritage and devotinal contributions.



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