Day 2(11 December'17) contd...
After offering prayers at Sarangapani & Kumbeswara temples we left for Myladuthurai(40 Km from Kumbakonam) to visit the sub court for some follow up of legal matters. To our chagrin the concerned files pertain to the case in question had been transferred to the Nagapattinam District Court. We had to take a split second decision whether to proceed to Nagapattinam (56 Km from Myladuthurai) or not. We decided to go and left immediately. We traveled via Tranquebar (an old Danish settlement), Tirukadayur & Karaikal. We stopped briefly at Karaikal (comes under the administration of Pondicherry State) at Iyyengar bakery and stocked our larder with pastries, cookies, cup cakes,croissant,etc.Prospects of good clean hygienic food at Nagapattinam is poor hence we had to manage with bakery products.
Our next destination was to visit Tirukannangudi Temple situated around 15 Kms from Nagapattinam (via Sikkal). The picture below is taken from Dinamalar website.
After that we departed for Kumbakonam via Tiruvarur. The road upto Tiruvarur, around 21 Km was decrepit and the drive was uncomfortable. Thereafter the road conditions improved and the rest of the journey (40 Km) was smooth. We traveled via Tirucherai Tiruvidaimaruthur Nachiar Kovil Tirubhuvanam before reaching Kumbakonam around 8.30 at night. All these are significant temples but we could not visit due to late hours.