Avudaiyar Kovil --Unique in Many Ways

Many different dynasties have contributed to the architectural growth of this Tamilnadu temple.

Avudaiyar Kovil, a small town in Pudukottai District of Tamil Nadu, is home to a famous Siva temple which is distinctly different from other shrines dedicated to this deity. The presiding deity of this temple is Sri Atmanata Swami.

Avudaiyar Kovil was known earlier by a number of names, the best-known being Tiruperundurai. It was also called Adi Kailasam, Kurunta Vana and Yoga-pithapura. Inscriptions in the temple point to the fact that this place was a Chaturvedimangalam, going by th......

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