Kampaheswarar Temple

Timings: 6 am to 11 am, 5 pm to 8 pm

Kampaheswarar temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva who rid a king from quaking (kampa). The vimana of this temple is very high – uncharacteristic of its Dravidian architectural style. Inscriptions on the temple wall suggest that it was built by a 12th century Chola king. A Shiva lingam is the presiding deity of the temple. The temple also houses a shrine of Lord Sarabeswarar, a half-lion half-beast deity. His four-armed and three-legged sculpture is shown with Narasimha struggling under his feet. One of the earliest representations of the mythical creature of Yali in Chola art is found at this temple.

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