Friday, July 8, 2011

Pillaiyar Patti – The First Lord Ganapathi

Arulmigu Karpaga Vinayagar

  • 2500 years old cave temple.
  • From the available evidence Pillaiyarpatti Pillaiyar figure alone is the first Lord Ganapathi in the world.
  • 14 Stone sculptures in the cave dated from 500 BC to 1284 AD.
  • Early Pandiya Kings built this temple.
  • Lord Ganapathi and Lord Siva were carved out of a stone by a sculptor called Ekkattur Koon Peruparanan.
  • Ancient names of this town are Ekkattoor, Thiruveenkaikkudi, Maruthangudi and Rajanarayanapuram.
Pillayapatti Gopuram

  • Pillaiyar Patti, Karaikudi-Tirupattur Road, Sivaganga Dirstrict, Tamilnadu.
  • Can be reached from Karaikudi or Tirupathur.
Pillayarpatti Pillayar

Pillayarpatti theertham
Temple Timings:
  • 6AM-1PM and 4PM-8:30PM.

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