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MAYAVARAM

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Originally appearing in Volume V17, Page 931 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MAYAVARAM, a town of British India, in the Tanjore district of Madras, on the Cauvery river; junction on the South Indian railway, 174 M. S. W. of Madras. Pop. (1901), 24,276. It possesses a speciality of fine cotton and silk cloth, known as Kornad from the suburb in which the weavers live. During October and November the town is the scene of a great pilgrimage to the holy waters of the Cauvery.
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Mayavaram is now renamed as "Mayiladuthurai" and the locals use both the names to refer to this ancient town surrounded by many temples and is home for the famous ARC family with their principal ARC Visvanathan & Co jewellers shop(www.arcvisvanthanjewellers.com).
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