Temple Architecture

There are several architectural features of interest, especially the rock cut portions of this hill temple and the life sized sculptures in the mandapams dating back to the Nayak period.
The main shrine is an early rock cut temple while the other structures date to the Nayak period. An Aasthaana Mandapam with several artistically carved pillars lead one to the towering 150 feet high Rajagopuram. at the entrance. The Kambathadi Mandapam, Ardha Mandapam and Mahamandapam are situated at different levels. Cells in the main wall house the sanctums of Subramanya, Durga, Vinayakar, Shiva and Vishnu.Panels depicting Shiva's dance of bliss are seen outside the sanctum. These magnificient works of art date back to the Pandya period.

The mandapams and the carvings within the temple and the Saravanapoigai tank are but some of the features of interest apart from the historical and religious significance of this temple

 


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