Mannargudi, a Taluq Headquarters in Tanjore District, is a place of religious antiquity and legendary importance. In ancient times, Mannargudi was known by many names namely, Senbagaranyam, Vasudevapuri, Dakshina Dwaraka, Vanduvarapati and Swayambhu Sthalam, each name having a religious significance as detailed below:
Senbagaranyam. The place was once a forest of Senbaga trees with fragrant and lovely
Vasudevapuri. The presiding deity of this place is Paravasudevar and in this place Brahma did penance and attained Moksha uttering the Dwadasakshari mantra, "Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya."
Author : Shri R. K. Das