Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Paalkulathu Amman Temple, Udayalur

Paalkulathu Amman Temple, Udayalur
Paalkulathu Amman Temple is located at Udayalur, a village in the Kumbakonam taluk of Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu, India. Udayalur is a few kilometers away from the historic Chola dynasty stronghold town of Kizha Pazhayarai. The village was historically called "Sri Kangeyapuram".
Paalkulathu Amman Temple is located on the eastern border of the Udayalur village. There is a stone pillar bearing inscriptions at the temple doorway. Previously this pillar was part of the mandapam in Pazhayarai, where the body of Raja Raja Cholan I was laid for his last rites.
This mandapam was later demolished for unknown reasons. Eventually this pillar was planted at the Paalkulathu Amman temple.

No comments: