Athmanathaswamy Temple

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Athmanathaswamy Temple, which was built during the 10th century, is a popular tourist attraction. The deity worshipped here is Lord Shiva. The temple interiors, that have been kept intact for all these years are beautiful.

The temple walls are heavily decorated with inscriptions and paintings. The mural paintings that adorn this temple were sketched 17th century and 19th century. The paintings depict instances from the life of Saint Manickavasagar, who was a great devotee of Lord Shiva. The temple roof is made of granite.

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