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Mallaiyadipatti : it is located at 34 kms from Pudukottai and 17 kms from Keeranur on the Killukkottai route. There are two interesting cave temples of Siva and Vishnu cut in one rock. The cave temples are fine examples of ancient art bas relief and sculptures.

Thiruvengaivasal : The Vyagapuriswar-Brahadambal Temple, a Chola architecture built in the 11th century is 6 Kms on the Pudukottai-Tiruchirapalli road. It was subsequently renovated by the Pandiya emperors during 13th – 14th century. The epigraphy with six Chola inscriptions, seven Pandya, one each of the Vijayanagara and Pallava-rayar periods provides an important source of information on the socio-political history of the area. Beautiful statue of Dakshinamoorthy [God for Wisdom] is found inside this temple.

Keeranur : It is an important locality of the Middle Ages, 30 Km from Pudukottai on the Tiruchi Road. The Uthama Nathaswami Temple is of a Mutharaya edifice and contains epigraphs of Cholas and Vijayanagar Empires.

Avudayarkoil  : It is also called as Tiruperunthurai, located about 50 Km from Pudukottai and 13 Km from Aranthangi . The presiding deity is not in the form of Siva Lingam. Only a pedestal [Avudai] is found and worshipped here, hence it is called Avudaiyar Koil. Lord Siva’s Consort and Nandi here is without an icon. Saint Manickavasagar who wrote Tiruvacakam here realized the truth of formlessness and Lord siva is called as Atmanathar too. Attractive murals and the stone cornice called Kodunkai are wonderful aspects of the temple.

Thirumayam : It is 18kms from Pudukottai. The Siva and Vishnu rock cut cave temples and the fort are attractive features here. The cave temples belong to the 9th Century AD. The Vishnu temple is called Adirangam and Tirumangai Alwar sung hymns, praising Lord Vishnu here. The fort is open to Public for a fee of Rs.5/- for Indians and Rs.100/- for Foreigners.

Narthamalai : It is located at 18th Km from Pudukottai and 31 Kms from Tiruchirapalli. The structural Vijayalaya Choliswaram in veera style of architecture [10th Century AD], the Cave temples, Paliyili Isvaram, Samanar Kudagu, Kadambar Koil are the important monuments here. The Mariamman Temple is very popular in this region attracts a large crowd during the car and Poochoriyal [flower dedication] festival in the Month of April.

Kudumiyan Mala
Kudumianmalai : This is at a distance of 20km from Pudukottai, 50 km from Trichy and 59 km from Thanjavur. Sika Nathar or Shikagireeshwarar Akilandeswari are the presiding deities of the siva temple, The outer Mandapam and its beautiful sculptures are the main tourist attractions. One can reach the Cave Temple of Kugai Jayanthavanesvarar temple [Cave Temple] through the prakarams [courts] of Sikanathar / Sikagiriswarar temple. Musical Notes’ inscriptions on the right side of the Cave temple is a remarkable piece of attraction. Temple of Lord Subramaniya Swami is located on top of the Kudumiyanmalai hill.
viralimalai
Viralimalai : This is about 40 Km from Pudukottai and 25 Km from Tiruchirapalli on the Madurai High way. The famous abode of Murugan temple called Lord Shanmuganathar Temple is located on top of this Granite hill, Viralimalai. The temple was once a renowned seat of the Bharatanatyam dance form and boasted of a separate dancer for each of the 32 adavus (dance movements). The Viralimalai is a Bird Sanctuary, particularly a natural sanctuary of peacocks. Large number of those birds are found in this Hill zone is a common sight. The Viralimalai town, Temple and Peacock Sanctuary have been declared and funded as a Heritage zone by the order of the Governor.


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