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About Kattumannarkoil

Kattumannarkoil is a panchayat town and taluk headquarters in Cuddalore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Kattumannarkoil Town Panchayat constituted in 1892. The town is coming under the administrative territory of Cuddalore District. The town extends over an area of 19.425 km2. The town is situated along 25 km South West of Chidambaram and lies on the Chidambaram - Coimbatore Highway and 25 km East of Srimushnam and a similar distance north-east of Gangaikonda Cholapuram. The Place is considered as the birth place of one of the great Vaishnavate Acharya Nathamuni and Yamunacharya. As Lord Vishnu came here as King ‘Mannan’ to hold the hand of Mahalakshmi; and later asked Nathamunigal to share the Divya Prabandham and the Vaishnava Sampradayam to the world at large, he was referred to as ‘ Kattum – Mannan – Aanaar’ (the Lord who came as a king and showed the direction to Nathamuni) and the town later became Kattu Mannar. The place historic name was Veeranarayanapuram.

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