Sri Adikesava Perumal, Thiruvattar

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Sri Adikesava Perumal Temple is a Hindu temple in the town of Thiruvattar and is among the 108 DivyaDesams, and therefore, many pilgrims visit the temple regularly. The temple is located among a scenic landscape with the three rivers Kothai, Pahrali and Thamirabarani flowing on the three sides of the temple. The presiding deities inside the temple are Lord Shiva and Lord Adikesava Perumal.

According to a legend, Lord AdikesavaSwamy killed the demon Kesi in a fierce battle. The demon’s wife prayed to the rivers Ganga, and Thamirabarani to help her destruct Lord AdikesavaSwamy. However, she could not defeat the Lord.

The architecture of the temple is reminiscent of Kerala style with a huge courtyard and doors pillar and roofs constructed using wood. The wood has been finely carved and depicts various Hindu Gods and Goddesses in different poses. Famous scenes from the major Hindu epics have also been beautifully carved on the pillar and roofs.

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