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  • Kundrakudi Murugan Temple

    The Chettinad region located in the Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu is dotted with numerous awe-inspiring temples that could interest connoisseurs of history, culture and architecture of yore. The Kundrakudi Murugan temple (also known as Shanmughanathar temple) is one such fine example built during the 8th century under the Pandyan Empire. This ancient temple is a typical representation of fine Dravidian architecture and has a grand five-tiered Rajagopuram (gateway) that rises to a majestic 16.5m height. It is encrusted with numerous intricately carved sculptures that tell their own interest...

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  • Chettiar Clan Temples

    Located within the heart of the southern state of Tamil Nadu is the famous Chettinad region which falls within the Sivagangai and Pudukottai districts. True to the tradition of Tamil Nadu being known as the land of temples;, the Nagarathar (also known as Chettiars) community who lived here were ardent Vishnu worshipers. They built many temples including 9 major clan temples. Each of the more than 93 settlements and more that existed here earlier, each was associated with a clan temple.Every temple had its own set of rules and with religious activities being a mainstay of the people, the temple...

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