Sirkazhi, is a city and a municipality in Nagapattinam district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located just 10 km from the Bay of Bengal; 5 km from Kollidam; 20 km from Chidambaram; 250 km from Chennai and 90 km from Pondicherry. A historic city with a diversified, modern economy, Sirkazhi is a site of significant economic growth and tourism.
Vadarangam is a village 16 km to Sirkazhi. This village has a famous old Temple Srirangam Perumal Temple. This temple is as famous as that of the historic Trichi Srirangam. Vadarangam is a Village in Sirkali Taluk, Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu State. Vadarangam is 53.1 km distance from its district main city Nagapattinam and 205 km from its state capital Chennai.
Sirkazhi is located near other famous temples:
just 20 km away is the Ancient Chidambaram Nataraja Temple
30 km away is the Thirunallar Saneswarn Bahvan Temple
6 km away is located is the famous Vaitheeswaran Temple(also called Vaitheswarn Kovil).
Sirkazhi is surrounded by several legendary temples:
Chidambaram Nataraja Temple, Thirukadiyur, Vaitheswaran Kovil, Sattanathar Temple are the notable ones. There are totally 15 Divys desams around Sirkazhi. In south Sirkali (Thenpathi) has a new Anjaneya Temple with a large Anjaneya Statue of 33 feet (10 m) near Sabari Nagar & TPS Nagar.
Other Famous for Temples:
Sirkali Bhramapureeswarar Temple: Sirkali Bhramapureeswarar is an ancient temple complex with 3 different Shiva Shrines. The Bhramapureeswarar shrine is housed in the lower level. Three different forms of Shiva are worshipped here, the Shivalingam (Bhrammapureeswarar), a colossal image of Uma Maheswarar (Toniappar) at the upper level, and Bhairavar (Sattanathar) again at the upper level.
Perumal Kazheesirama Vinnagaram Temple: There is majestic Perumal Kazheesirama Vinnagaram temple also inside the town. In and around the town of Sirkazhi are twelve divya desams celebrated by Tirumangai Alvar. Sri Taadaalan at Sirkazhi and the 12 sthalams known collectively as Tirunaangur divya desams. In ancient times, this town had 12 different names, including Brahmapuram, Venupuram, Thonipuram, Kazhumalam, Pugali, and Shri Kali. In addition, a large, ancient Siva Temple (Thirukolakka) is there.