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Irattaik koil (Twin Temple), Keezhaiyur

Keezhaiyur was part of the capital city of Pazhuvettaraiyar chieftains, subordinates to the Chola kings. Avanigandarba Eswaragruham complex here houses two temples with all sub shrines. According to the inscriptions, the temple in the north is called Vadavayil Srikoil (Chozheecharam) and the one on the south Thenvayil Srikoyil (Agatheeswaram). These temples were constructed by the Pazhuvettaraiyar chieftains, Kumaran Kandan and Kumaran Maravan (9th century CE). These temples are excellent examples of the early Chola architecture.
 


View of Twin Temple

Location: 25 km from Ariyalur enroute Tiruchirappalli

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