Oct 21, 2009

Pillayarpatti visit...

My usual interest in temple architecture lead me to Pillayarpatti - a small village about 12 kms from Karaikudi. The Karpaga Vinayagar Koil here has small but well proportioned gopurams and is set beside a beautiful tank. The original shrine inside is a rock cut cave dating back to 4th cent. AD. The vimanas and mandaps were later additions.


  1. Very nice pictures, esp. the tank along with gopuram.

  2. you should have visited kanadukathan, 12kms from pilliarpatti... a village of beautiful chettinad houses...

  3. check my earlier post on kanadukathan...