is an invaluable gift of the Tondaiman ruler of Pudukkotai to the
nation, and was built by Vinaya Raghunatha Tevar, the Sethupathi of
Ramanathapuram. Its glorious past enriched the pages of both history
and legend. On the hill and over high eminence was built a beautiful
rock cut Sivan temple, which has been luring thousands of devotees
since inception. The temples built atop the hill and at the foot of
hill have abundant potentialities for both tourists and theists.
Having enjoyed the royal patronage its sculptural wealth is of
superior type and enchants all classes of people.
lies in Tirumayam 19 km off Pudukkotai, commanding all transport