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Thirubuvanai is located in Puducherry
Location in Puducherry, India
Coordinates: 11°55′41″N 79°38′41″E / 11.928136°N 79.644849°E / 11.928136; 79.644849Coordinates: 11°55′41″N 79°38′41″E / 11.928136°N 79.644849°E / 11.928136; 79.644849
Country  India
State Puducherry
District Pondicherry
Taluk Villianur
Commune Panchayat Mannadipet
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Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Thirubuvanai is a village in the union territory of Puducherry, India. It is located in Mannadipet commune panchayat of the Villianur taluk.[1] It serves as the centre of Thirubuvanai (Union Territory Assembly constituency). It also hosts a Dodadrinath temple built by Parantaka-1 in the 10th century. It also has a primary health centre, police station[2] and fire station.

Local places of interest[edit]

Sri Totadrinathar Temple The antiquity of the village goes back to the times of Paranthaga Cholan 1(907-955 AD). It was called as Veeranarayana Vinnagaram after the title of Paranthagar I. The old name of the village was Tirubuvanai Mahadevi Chadurvedi Mangalam, named after the Paranthagar's Queen. The lake of this village was called Kokkilanadi-Pereri, named after another wife of Paranthagar. This is an AEL stone temple displaying the characteristic plinth mouldings, niches and pilasters. There are small but interesting panels around the sanctum depicting scenes from Ramayana and Bhagavata. There are a number of Chola inscriptions in this temple throwing light on the political, social and cultural life of the village. The temple is managed by ASI.


  1. ^ "List of village panchayats in Puducherry district" (PDF). District Rural Development Agency, Department of Rural Development, Government of Puducherry. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Thirubuvanai police station". Puducherry police. Retrieved 4 December 2011.