Thyagaraja temple is the identity of Thiruvarur. This is one of the prominent attractions of Thiruvarur. Lots of people come to Thiruvarur solely for the purpose of visiting this ancient sacred temple. The presiding deity here is lord Shiva, in the form of Lingeshwar. This temple sprawls across an area of 30 acres and has a vast well manicures garden area. Tis temple premise is considered to be one of the largest ones in India.
Koothanur Maha Saraswathi Temple:
This holy temple is situated in Koothanur. This is one of the few temples dedicated for goddess Saraswathi. The prime deity her is Goddess Saraswathi is a yogic posture with three eye and one leg folded. This temple is mostly frequented by children and students as Goddess Saraswathi is “the Lord of Knowledge”.
Srivanchiyam Vanchinathar temple:
The speciality of this temple is that, The Shiva Lingam at this temple is the oldest self-manifested Shiva Linga in the world. This temple is very serene and serves as a great place for meditation. Yet another special features of this temple is that, there is a separate shrine for Lord Yama Dharma Raja and daily offering are one to him.
Muthupet lagoon is formed by the confluence of few small rivulets namely Paminiyar, Koraiyar, Kilaithankiyar, Marakkakoraiyar and a few other tributaries of the River Kaveri. This lagoon is a picturesque place and has a lovely mangrove forest. This lagoon is a perfect place for bird watching.
Vadavur Bird Sanctuary:
This bird sanctuary is located at the distance of 22 kilometres from Thiruvarur town. This bird sanctuary is one of the finest sanctuaries in India for suitable for bird watching and wild photography. This sanctuary is a sweet home to 20,000 birds of 38 species. Birds from Europe and North America migrate to Vaduvur in the winter season