Tirukkal̤ukkun̤r̤am (Pakṣitīrtham) and Its Temple: A Study of Their History, Art, and Architecture
Tirukkalukkunram, The Sacred Hill Of The Eagles Also Called Pakshitirtham Near Mamallapuram In Tamilnadu, Is One Of The Sacred Saivite Centres Sung By The Tamil Saints Of The 7Th Century And Later Times But Also Know For Its Temples Of Remarkable Architecture, Sculptures And Iconography. It Has Rock-Cut Temples Of Narasimhavarman I Pallava (7Th), The Picturesque Vedagirisvara Temple At The Top Of The Hill And The Magnificent Temple Complex Of Bhaktavatsalesvara In The Heart Of The Town. The Illustrations Of The Splendid Gopuras, The Ornamental Kalyana-Mandapa, The Exquisite Sanctum Types, The Finely Planned Spacious Tanks Like The Sangu-Tirtham Are Bound To Invite The Admiration Of The Art-Historians And Town-Planners.
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7th century abhiseka Aditya Amai Mandapa Ancient India architectural features Bhaktavatsala Temple Fig Bhaktavatsalesvara Brahma Bukka Calukyas cave temple Chingleput Chola Chola King Cola period conch corbels dated deity devotees Dvarapalakas eagles entrance excavated festival gift Gopura hill Ibid inscription at Tirukkal inscription records K.R. Srinivasan Kalukkunram Kanci kottam Kulottunga kunram lamp land later Cola Linga Lord Siva Madras Mahabalipuram Mahendra Mahendravarman main shrine Mamalla Mamallapuram Mandapa Fig Manikkavacakar Nandi Narasimhavarman Nataraja Nayanar niches original Mulasthana Orukal Mandapa padigam Pallava Pallava king Parantaka pillars pradaksina probably Pulicat Rajadhiraja Rajaraja Rajendra refers reign Sabha sacred Saiva saints Saivism Sambandar Sambuvaraya Sastri sculptures shrine dedicated Skandasisya Somaskanda South Arcot South India Sthalapurana Strong Room style Subrahmanya taken in procession Tamil country tank temples at Tirukkal Tevaram Tirukkal ukkunram Tirupurasundari Tondaimandalam Vahana varman Vatapi Vedagiri verse Vijayanagara Vikrama village vimana Vinayaka visited this place Visnu worship