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Vairavanpatti : The Vairavanpatti temple is 15 kms from Karaikudi. This is an awesome 19th century temple, with a tank still considered as a testimony to Dravidian architectural skills. Vairava Theertham, a sacred spring said to have miraculous powers is located behind the Nagarathar choultry. The temple has 23 bronzes and 12 vahanams , exotic wall paintings of Vairava Puranam [37] , Ramayana [43] and a few from the Mahabharata too. The main deities here are Lord Aatkondanathar and Sivapurandevi. As per the legend, Siva incarnated as Bairavar (Vairavar in Tamil) and destroyed Sooran. He then appeared as a celestial light (Peroli). He is called as 'Valaroli Nathar'. Bairavar / Vairavar is called as the Raja Marthanda Bairavar enshrined seperately.

Soorakudi : The Soorakudi temple dedicated to Lord Desikanathan and Avudainayaki, is about 10 kms from Karaikudi on the road to Kanadukathaan and the Chettinad railway station. This town gets this name because of the abundance of Soorai shrub found in this region. Ten vimanams, two Rajagopuram one with architecturally rich Five Tier structure on the east, speaks about the architectural highlights of this temple. Added to this are the sculptured pillars on the corridor around the shrines of the main deities. This temple of the Nagarathar clan is held in high esteem for its sculptures.

Velankudi : The last clan temple is the Velankudi temple, granted to this clan in 718, is located 10 kms from Karaikudi on the Thiruchirapalli road. Because it is surrounded by Vela Trees it is called as the Velankudi. This temple is worshipped by smallest clan among the Nagarathars. The population of the clan did not change much over the past hundred year, hence this temple did not receive big attention. The last Consecration or Kumbabishekam ceremony was performed in the year 1937. The temple was granted to the Nagarathars in 718 A.D. Lord Sandeeswara [Sandikeswarar] is the main deity of this Temple and Kamatchi Amman is enshrined separately in this temple.

Iraniyur : Sri Atkondanathar temple is 25 kms from Karaikudi on the Pillaiyarapatti road, near Keelasivalpatti. 50 bronzes, an exotic Nataraja Statue dating to the 12th -13th century period are the speciality of this temple. This temple finds One bronze of the 16th century, Pancha ulogam [ 5-metal alloy] of the 17th century, 19th and 20th century and awesome paintings of the Lakshmi mandapam and Vijayanagar style paintings. The Paintings of the 1940’s second renovation display the Ravi Varma influence.


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