|The massive stone pillared corridor around the sanctum|
This is one of the 275 revered Thevara Sthalams,located 24 Kms south of Devakottai. This is also one of the Pandi Pathinalu.
The presiding deity here is Lord Siva in known as Aadhi Ratneswarar (Swayambhu Lingam) and his consort is Snehavalli Amman. The temple is estimated to about 1000-2000 yrs old. The temple has amazing number of Bas Reliefs on stone pillars and I could snap up quite a few of these beauties. I am unable to identify most of these sculptures on stone and require help from fellow bloggers.Please help in identification.
|Magnificent Rajagopuram (Entrance Tower)|
|The sparkling,fresh & cool temple pond for a refreshing dip|
|The magnificent pillar mandapam|
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|Apsara or Gandharva ?|
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|A peacock ?|
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