Tam: திருவையாறு tiruvaiyāṟu

‘Five Rivers’  Town, Tamil Nadu

From Tam:  tiru, ‘eminent’, ‘prosperous’;  aintu, ‘five’; and āṟu, ’river’.

Thiruvaiyuru sits in the middle of three parallel rivers and their tributaries: Kollidam, Kaveri (+Kudamurutti) and Vennar (+Vatar).

Tyagaraja, the 18-19thC Carnatic vocalist and composer, was born here.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Tamil Nadu place names.


River Kaveri at Thiruvaiyaru

River Kaveri from Tyagaraja memorial in Thiruvaiyaru           Vadakkan