Saturday, September 5, 2015


This elegant relief work of Hindu Lord Krishna (as a Baby) can be seen in the First floor of the main Gopuram.

Since there are no proper ladders, I climbed 12 feet height through the temporary wooden posts installed for maintenance work. Thanks to the construction workers who assisted me here.

Thirukkurungudi - Sri Nindra Nambi Perumal Temple is one of the 108 Divya desam (Vaishnavite - Hindu temples that are sacred for Lord Vishnu) and was sung (Mangalasasanam) by four Azhwars(Vaishnavite saints), namely Thirumazhisai Azhwar, Nammalvar, Periazhwar and Thirumangai Azhwar.

The inscriptions on the temple walls tell the construction dates back to 10th century. But most of the present architecture and sculpture works were done by Vijayanagar Nayak rulers (15th-16th century CE).

Thirukurungudi is 45 km from Tirunelveli, South India.

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