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ARMAMALAI CAVE - MALAYAMPATTU

Mud and unbaked brick structure, located within the cave  were the resting place of Jain saints. Beautiful colour paintings are seen on the cave roof and walls of the structure. These paintings depict the stories of Jainism and Astathik Palakas (deities of eight corners) with their mounts. These are datable to 8th century CE and resemble Sittanavasal paintings.

Location : 25 km from Ambur en-route to Vaniyampadi.



Armamalai Paintings 

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