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Mathur, Chettinad Overview

The Mathur Temple is one of the nine clan temples of the Chettinad Nagarathar community. This temple is dedicated to the Ainootheswarar and Lord Periyanayaki. Ancient records suggest that the temple is around 1500 years old. With its unique and intricate construction, the Mathur temple is a popular tourist spot among seekers of the divine. 

With its enchanting carvings and engravings, the facade of the temple is beautiful beyond words. Depicting scenes from the daily life of both the Gods and mortals, the entrance of the temple is both mesmerising and humbling all at the same time. The entrance of the temple boasts of stone steps which have statues of elephants on both the sides. The inside of the temple is equally beautiful as the outside if not more. Covered with myriad coloured carvings, the detail in the temple's embellishments will surely leave you in awe. 

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About the Temple

The Mathur temple is another clan temple, a little over 5 km from Karaikudi. Archaeological records suggest that the temple and the inhabitation of the area date as back as over 1500 years ago. The temple is full of heavily decorated sculptors with a unique piece at the entrance. The entrance steps are laden with two flanking elephants and the pedestals for two doorkeepers, all made from stone. The nearly 70-foot tall Rajagopuram here has been constructed in five storeys. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ainootheswarar and his consort Periyanayaki.

Tips For Visiting Mathur

The temple stairs are quite steep and care should be taken while walking the same. 

How To Reach Mathur

Well connected through roads, railways and other transportation facilities via the main city.

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