zhwar glorifies the Lord at Thirumeyyam as the one who in Krishnaavataram burnt the Kandava vanam. In another pasuram Azhwar takes the role of a mother whose daughter is in deep love with Perumal and suffering from pangs of separation.
This Vaishnava Divya desam temple is believed to have been built during the 7th century by the Pandyas . A granite wall surrounds the temple, enclosing all its shrines. The temple has a five-tiered gopuram and the gateway tower is located behind a fort .
Thirumeyyam is one of the eighteen Pandya nadu divya desams located near Tiruchirapally . It is about 13 miles from Pudukkottai on Pudukkottai-Karaikudi route and takes about two hours car drive from srirangam to reach this place.
As the temple opens late around 7.30- 8.00 a.m., one can plan to have Viswaroopa darshan in Srirangam in the early hours and reach this place. The temple is administered by Pudukottai Endowment Department whereas the fort is under the control of Archeological Department.
This cave temple is slightly older and dated to closing decades of seventh century. The temple has a main gateway on the east in…
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