Punjai Siva Temple

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Punjai Siva Temple
Punjai Siva Temple is located in Tamil Nadu
Punjai Siva Temple
Location within Tamil Nadu
Geography
Coordinates11°07′37″N 79°45′27″E / 11.126823°N 79.757388°E / 11.126823; 79.757388
CountryIndia
StateTamil Nadu
DistrictNagapattinam
LocationPunjai
Culture
SanctumNataraja
Architecture
ArchitectureDravidian architecture

The Punjai Siva Temple, or Naltunai Ishvaram Temple, is a Hindu temple located at Punjai near Semponnarkoil.[1] The principal deity is Nataraja, a form of the Hindu god Shiva.[2]

Location[edit]

The temple is located in the village of Punjai at a distance of 6 kilometres from Semponnarkoil.Near to poombukar tourist place.This temple constructed in the period of Rajendra cholan. Malayan Madanthai Udanudaya Natrunai Eshwar Temple.

Architecture[edit]

The temple is famous for its architecture. The principal idol of Nataraja is made of bronze and was carved in about 1000 AD.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Tourist Guide to Tamil Nadu. Chennai: Sura Maps. 2008. p. 69. ISBN 81-7478-177-3.
  2. ^ a b Fred S. Kleiner, Christin J. Mamiya (2009). Gardner's Art Through the Ages: Non-Western Perspectives. Cengage Learning. p. 25. ISBN 0495573671, ISBN 978-0-495-57367-8.