Monday, July 20, 2015

Thirumayam Siva temple- Pudukottai district

Thirumayam Shiva temple is a rock cut temple at the base of the Thirumayam fort. This is next to Thirumayam Perumal temple which I have posted earlier.
The Siva temple is older than the Perumal temple and one would find the Lord inside the cave  known here as Satyagirishwar.
The Perumal temple and Siva  temple were constructed by Pallavas  to foster harmony among shaivites and Vaishnavites.This temple was carved out of rock and is very much evident in the pictures shown.
Amman here is known as Venuvanaswari
There are also shrines for Ganesha  and Bhairavar.There is no circumambulation path for Shiva temple and  it is common one for Siva and Perumal temple put together.
These temples are supposed to be more than 1000 years old .
These temples are protected and controlled by Archaeological Survey of India.


sm said...

beautiful temple

Teamgsquare said...

Wow, this place looks inviting with the fort on the back ground makes it even more interesting.

sm said...

beautiful photos
great art work

SG said...

Thanks for sharing info about this beautiful and great temple.