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Poompuhar Information

Poompuhar is an ancient town.  It is located just 40km from Chidambaram.  Poompuhar was one of the major city on the easten cost of Tamil Nadu.  It was the capital and port city of Cholas.  It is also called as Kaveeripoompattinam.  The holy river Cauvery has its origin in Talaicauvery at Karnataka and finally joins the sea here.  The river Cauvery drains into the Bay of Bengal through this way only. 

The great epic Silapathikaram shows some of the characters in this place.  Kovalan and Kannagi were lived in this town.  Nothing remains in this ancient port city as it was later submerged by sea.  At present it is a small village, the government of Tamil Nadu has setup an art gallery in this sunny and sandy seashore.  The story of Silapathikaram is depicted here in stone sculptures.  It is about 280km from Chennai, 100km from Thanjavur and 150 km from Trichy.