Dharmapuri Tour

Adhiyamankottai

The capital of Adhiyamans, ancient rulers of Tagadur was Adhiyamankottam which is situated on the Salem-Dharmapuri road at a distance of 7 Km from Dharmapuri. The ruins of the roughly oval shaped fort is still there. The Chenraya Perumal temple is the biggest of the lot which is held as a protected monument and which is believed to have been 4 constructed both by the King Krishna Deva Raya and Hoysala Kings. There is a mandapam which leads to the sanctum sanctorum. There are paintings in the ceiling depicting scenes from the Mahabaratham, Viswarupa dharshan of Lord Krishna and some scenes from Ramayana.

Hanumanthathirtham

This place is situated on the bank of Pennaiyar at a distance of 10 Km from Uthangarai and traditionally associated with Tirtamalai. It is believed that Hanuman who was instructed by Lord Rama to get the water from the Ganges for his penance at Tirtamalai which he could not do it in time. So Rama was said to have done Asthraprayogam and got it. Disappionted at this, Hanuman was said to have thrown down the vessel in which he brought the holy water and this spilled water is believed to be the ‘Hanumantirtham’.

Hogenakkal

This is one of the wonderful waterfalls in Tamil Nadu. It is located at a distance of 48 West of Dharmapuri. It is a part of the river Cauvery and is about 250 meters above sea level. The main attraction of the falls is its vertical drop from a height of 20 meters with a thundering sound. Surrounded by mountains, Hugenakkal offers a quite holiday in comfort.

Subramanya Siva Memorial

A monument built in memory of the great patriot Subrnmanya Siva and his samadhi is lying near Papparapatti, Pennagaram Taluk.

Theerthamalai

Theerthamalai is an important sacred place in Harur taluk of Dharmapuri District. Shri Theerthagirishwarar Temple is located at the top of a hillock. Chola and Vijayanagara Kings donated liberally to tins temple. A lot of devotees throng the temple during the Mahashivarathiri. The Department of Tourism has a Guest House for the benefit of the devotees. Theerthamalai is declared as an important tourist spot.
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