Teppakulam

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Teppakulam (Tamil: தெப்பக்குளம்) is a locality situated almost at the centre of the Indian city of Tiruchirappalli. It comprises a large artificial tank surrounded by bazaars prominent amongst which is a flower market.[1] It contains the Thayumanavar Temple, and Sri Naganathar Swamy Temple, the St. Joseph College Church and Holy Cross Church, and Srimathi Indira Gandhi College for Women.[2] The historic Rockfort is situated nearby.[3] A large monolithic figure of Ganesh, Mukkuruni Vinayaka, was reportedly found during an excavation of the Mariamman Teppakulam tank.[4] The Teppam Floating Festival is held here on boats in January–February and it is a common time and place for marriages.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bradnock, Robert W.; Bradnock, Roma (1 November 2000). India Handbook. McGraw-Hill/Contemporary. ISBN 978-0-658-01151-1. 
  2. ^ Google (1 January 2014). "Teppakulam" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Bain, Keith; Venkatraman, Niloufer; Joshi, Shonar (4 March 2008). Frommer's India. John Wiley & Sons. p. 251. ISBN 978-0-470-16908-7. 
  4. ^ a b South India. Rough Guides. 2003. p. 504. ISBN 978-1-84353-103-6. 

Coordinates: 10°49′39″N 78°41′38″E / 10.82750°N 78.69389°E / 10.82750; 78.69389