Tourist Places in PUDUKOTTAI (Tamil Nadu) – Tiru Gokarnam: (2 kms.)

Tiru Gokarnam

Tiru Gokarnam: (2 kms.) On the outskirts of the town is an ancient Shiva temple dedicated to God Gokarnanatheshwarar. Originally, a cave temple, excavated by the first pallava king Mahendravarman during 600 A.D., considerable additions have been made to the shrine. Today, it is a lovely temple with a vast area of covered monuments, corridors and halls. The large corridor in the front was constructed by the Nayakas of Madurai. The pillars supporting the corridor have beautiful sculptures of various deities and full size statues of the kings who constructed them. The majestic tower in the front and the background of cave temple with the hillock present a beautiful view. The Rajas of
Pudukottai were great patrons of this deity and called themselves as the servants of Gokarnanatheshwara.

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