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Pillaiyarpatti temple is a rock - cut temple located about 12 kms from Karaikudi on the Karaikudi Madurai road.It was built after hewing a hillock by the early Pandiya kings and the image of Karpaga Vinayaka and that of a Siva Linga were carved out of a stone by a sculptor called Ekkattur Koon Peruparanan who put his signature on a stone inscription found even today in the sanctum. He put his signature in Tamil Language which was in use between 2nd and 5th century AD. It can be concluded that the icon of Karpaga Vinayaka must have been carved around 4th century AD. This temple is 1,600 years old. The 14 stone inscriptions found in this temple, dated between 400 AD and 1238 AD reveal that the place was known as Ekkattur Thiruveengaikudi Maruthankudi Raja Narayanapuram before it came to be called Pillaiyarpatti.


The holy temple KALAIYARKOIL is in Sivagangai District. It is 18 K.M east of Sivagangai, 30 K.M west of Devakottai on the Devakottai – Manamadurai Road and 66 KM south – east of Madurai – Tondi Toad. “KALAIYARKOIL” derived its name from the KALEESWARAR temple of the place. 
The temple of Kalaiyarkoil is a very large and handsome building surrounded by a strong stone-wall about 18 feet in height.
Kalaiyarkoil has two Rajagopuram viz big and small one.
There is a big Tank on the Southern side of the Temple.





The Village Kandadevi is situated 3 Km away from Devakottai Town. Here the Temple is called as Arulmigu Sowarna  Moortheeswarar alias Siragilinather. The Amman is called as PeriyaNayaki Amman. This is 350 years old Temple. The Temple is maintained by Sivaganga Devasthanam, which is one amoung 84 Temples. The Temple is owned by the Sivagangai Raja legal heirs. Here Hanuman told to Rama as kanden deviyai. Hence this place is called as Kandadevi. The Aanni Urchavam is very famous festival for this temple, which is celebrated in every year, during the month of June by the people of 75 Villages.


This is important  of 108 Vaishnava temples. The Alwar  Ramanujar   has visited and prayed GOD Sri Vishnu. The God name is "Swamiya Narayana Perumal". TheGOD is in five floors. This is famous South Thiruppathi. During every year, MASI MAGAM TEPPAM is celebrated here.








Idaikattur Church is the Sacred Heart Shrine Built with full of arts in Gothic architectural style on the model of the 
RHEIMS cathedral in France. All those beautiful statues were brought 
from France 110 Years back to Idaikattur. The reason is that only in this shrine there are the Relics
(things connected with)of 40 saints kept on the main altar. Secondly, there is a historical event which took place 110 years back, when this Church was built that 9 choirs (hundreds) of angels appeared and solved a great problem. 

The Location of the shrine: It is 36 K.m away from Madurai on the way to Ramnad or Rameshwaram main road. Stop at Muthanendal.


Arultharu Shanmuganathan Holy Temple is situated at 10 Kms from Karaikudi, Sivaganga District. Built around the year 1000 Lord Shanmuganathan is the presiding deity and the History is refered to Mayuragiri Puranam. Marudhu Pandiyars Kings of Sivaganga renovated the Temple in thier days. Important festivals include Thaipusam in January, Panguni Uthram in March, Thirukarthikai in November, and Kandha Shasti in November prayers in temple bring releif from diseases and mental worries. The Devotees are blessed with good Children.

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