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Chettiar Clan Temple

Chettinad

Chettiar Clan Temple Overview

Ranked 7 of 13 sightseeing in Chettinad

Chettiar Clan Temple is famous for the nine clan temples of the Chettiar community. These temples are spread across nine villages, which form Chettinad. The temples are situated at Velankudi, Soorakudi, Nemam and others.   All these temples were granted by the Pandya kings to the local Chettiar community.

The temple at Ilayathangudi is one of the ancient temples built during 707 AD. This temple is situated in the heart of Chettinad and is appreciated for its unique artistic brilliance. There are several idols of gods and goddesses in this temple, which also include local legendary characters. This temple houses the biggest temple tank as compared to other clan temples.
 

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