Thursday, August 18, 2022
Narasingam
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Narasingam

At a distance of 12 kms from Madurai, Narasingam is legendary for the Cave temple of Yoga Narasinga Perumal constructed in 770 AD by Madurakavi who was the minister of the Madurai King Paraanthaka Nedunchelzyan. The sculpture of Narasinga Perumal is carved out of the Aanaimalai Hill rocks. This temple is an effective instance of the cave sculpturing of the Pandya Kingdom. In entrance of this there’s a stone temple for the goddess Sri Narasingavalli.

To the west of Narasinga Perumal temple, there’s one other cave temple constructed in eighth century AD by Pandia King. On this temple the deity Muruga and the goddess Devasena are seen. On the outer wall of this temple the sculptures of the cock and peacocks are shaped fantastically.

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