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| Last Updated:: 03/10/2019

A chola temple in an ancient seaport






Chola and Vijayanagara-era inscriptions record donations in the form of salt pans to the Bhumishwarar temple due to its proximity to the ocean




Ancient harbour- Marakkanam was once a famous seaport called Eyirppattinam.



Vimanam- The superstructure above the main shrine has nice carvings.



Inscriptions- Chola and Vijayanagara epigraphs are etched here.






Source: The New Indian Express, 03 October 2019, Chennai.