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Two temples have been photographed here. The first one is one is the Adi Narayana Perumal temple - photographs 1 to 8. The send one is the Samayeshwarar Temple - photographs 9 to 19


The Adi Narayana Perumal temple is dedicated to God Vishnu. It is said to have been built by the Vijayanagara period between 14th and 17th century AD. When Pulicat came under the control of the Vijayanagar Kings during this period the town was called Adi Narayana Pattinam. Later on Krishandevaraya changed the name of Pulicat to Pazhaverkadu.


The temple has been constructed out of laterite - a hard naturally occuring stone whcih is difficult to work with. It is amazing as to how intricate carvings have been formed on laterite and this inteslf speaks volumes of the qaulity of artisans of those days.


The temple is now in ruins and attempts are being made to restore the temple to it's original splendour.


For more information on this temple you may read an article by Anusha Partahsarathy in The Hindu of July 17, 2013. The link is given here:


http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/history-and-culture/a-laterite-structure-thats-languishing/article4920733.ece#.Uh2MNqY9jk8.gmail


"A Laterite Structure That's Languishing.


The second temple is the Samayeshwarar Temple which is dedicated to God Shiva - photographs 9 to 19. The temple has interetsing carvings and inscriptions on the walls depicting the life in those days.
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Category:Architecture and Structures
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Keywords:Adinarayanaperumal, Lateritebuildings, Pazhaverkadu, Pulicat, Tamilnadu, Temples, Travelphotography, Vijayanagarkings