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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.