TNPSC Thervupettagam

Kurathiarai rock-cut temple

September 19 , 2023 277 days 662 0
  • Tamil Nadu government to declare an early Pandya period rock-cut temple in Kurathiarai in Kanniyakumari district as a protected monument.
  • The temple in Kurathiarai would be one among the 10 early Pandya period temples.
  • The locals continue worship the deity as Avvayar Amman, the poet of the Sangam age.
  • But, Kavimani Desikavinayagam Pillai, who was also an epigraphist, had written that it was the image of the Lord Vishnu, carved out of the rock.

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