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Thirukalukundram Overview

Ranked 18 of 22 sightseeing in Mahabalipuram

Thirukalukundram is a temple situated on top of the hill and is at a distance of 15 km from the west of Mahabalipuram. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has beautiful inscriptions in Dutch, English and ancient Indian language.

The presiding deities in this temple are of Arulmighu Vedagireeswarar and Arulmighu Thirumalaiyaludaiyar. The temple is believed to be a part of the Pallava Art and belongs to the period of 830 - 1100 AD.

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      Temples Of Lord Shiva And Goddess Parvati

      These temples are situated in the Thirukalukundram just 17KM towards the West, and these temples are known as Vedagiriswarar Temple. These temples are also known as Eagle Temples. One temple is situated at the foothill which is dedicated to Goddess Parvati and the consort known as Thiripurasundari Emma, and it has four towers, closely to the architecture of Thiruvannamalai Annamalaiyar Temple. The main attraction is the large temple at Hilltop, which houses the the deity of Lord Shiva known as Vedagiriswarar. Both have the great attraction and the Eagles swoop down has become a story, which were fed by the temple priest.

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