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MUKTHIYALEESWARAR KOIL & SEETHA CAVE - PERUMUKKAL

This temple, which had originally been built in brick, was converted into a stone temple during the period of Vikrama Chola 
(1118-35 CE). The deity of the temple is known as Tiruvanmikai Eswaramudayar as well as Perumukkal Udayar in Tamil and Mukthiyaleeswarar  in Sanskrit.

The donations made by the Chola, Pandya, Sambuvaraya, Vijayanagara rulers have been recorded in more than 60 inscriptions found on the temple walls and vatteluthu inscription dating back to 5th century CE in the seetha cave rock.


Mukthiyaleeswarar Koil


A cave found on the western side of the hillock is called Seetha cave with some carvings and vatteluthu inscriptions.

Location: 11 km from Tindivanam enroute Marakkanam

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