Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Temples

Pondicherry has more than 350 temples. Among them the manakula vinayagar temple in Manakula vinayagar street. Muthumariamman Temple in Muthumariamman kovil street, Kamatchi Amman temple in Kamatchi amman kovil street, Drowpathiamman temple in bharathi street, varadaraja perumal temple in Mahatma Gandhi Road are famous temples.

The Varadaraja perumal temple is known for its architecture. To surprise, the kaniga parameshwari temple perhaps unique, is constructed in European style. The temple of Tirukameeshwarar in Villianur 8 kms from Pondicherry, is oldest and was built during the 12th century.

The veda puriswarar temple constructed in 18th century has stone inscriptions and a swayambhu lingam.

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