Kalugumalai is a village between Madurai and Kanyakumari in southern Tamil Nadu, and the site of an unfinished rock-cut temple, called Vattuvan Kovil, from the Pandya period (8th or 9th c) and rock-cut Jain relief sculptures. Only the shikhar (tower) of the temple is complete, with only the general shape of the mandapa cut out. I wonder if this work was started with the idea of making a much larger temple than indicated by the current form, since the shikhar could be the top of a much larger temple.
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very good job…thanks a lot..its my village..proudly saying.
Great pleasure to look at your site,it’s fantastic work and magnific photos about all this sacred temples;thank you for all of this
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Amazing, I am surprised that l did not know about it. Thank you Vidyashankar for imforming anout it.
Very nice photographs.
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