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Cholamandalam Arts Village : This village was created in 1966 in an area of 10 acres. It is 35 Kms from Mamallapuram and 10 Kms from Adayar. The community was founded by K.C.S. Paniker of the Madras School of Arts along with his students and a few artists associated with the college. The `art-meets-craft' approach of artisans made the society to self sufficiency by 1970. Artists are exceptionally skilled. Gallery Speaks volumes of its strength and it is a Centre for Contemporary Arts too. It grew as one of the most important meeting places for international artists too. Presently it is one of the few artist-driven movement and one of the few artists' colonies to be on the "10 biggest art moments" in India. The open air Theatre Bharathi is being used for discussions and Conferences.

Tirupporur : It is 16 Kms from Mamallapuram. It is an ancient abode of Lord Murugan called as Kandaswami Temple. It is also known as Poriyur , Yuddapuri or Samarapuri. Legend says that after vanquishing Soorapadman at Tiruchendur, Lord Murugan destroyed the rest of the demons here at Tirupporur. Arunagirinatha glorified Tirupporur by saying all the four Vedas worship at Tirupporur. Devotees worship swayambhu mūrti of Murugan in the form of a palmyrah tree.

Thirukazhukkundram : It is 17 Kms from Mamallapuram. This town is famous for its Vedagiriswarar Temple Complex popularly known as Kazhugu Koil [Eagle Temple]. It has two Structures . One on top of the Hills and another at the Foot Hill. The large Temple atop the hill is dedicated to Lord Siva called as Vedagiriswarar. The Temple at the foothill that has Four Towers is dedicated to Parvathi called as Tirupura Sundari. It is believed that a conch is “discovered” in the Temple tank once in 12 years and thousands of Devotees throng this place to have a dip in that tank at that auspicious moment.
 


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