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Vettuvan Koil in Kalugumalai, a panchayat town in Thoothukudi province in Tamil Nadu state of South India, is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.


  • Vettuvan Koil in Kalugumalai, a panchayat town in Thoothukudi province in Tamil Nadu state of South India, is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.
  • Built in Pandyan Architecture and rock-cut architecture, the unfinished temple is believed to have been built by Pandyas in the 8th century


Vettuvan Koil in Kalugumalai, a panchayat town in Thoothukudi province in Tamil Nadu state of South India, is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.


Vettuvan Koil

  • Vettuvan Koil is an unfinished monolithic Shiva temple in Kalugumalai in Thoothukudi district in Tamil Nadu. 


  • The temple is believed to have been carved out of rock during the 8th century by Pandyas.


  • It is the only known example of a Pandya era monolithic temple  carved out in three dimensions, in-situ from the top of the hillock towards bottom. Its lower parts are still unfinished.


Vettuvan Koil in Kalugumalai, a panchayat town in Thoothukudi province in Tamil Nadu state of South India, is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.



Vettuvan Koil in Kalugumalai, a panchayat town in Thoothukudi province in Tamil Nadu state of South India, is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.



Vettuvan Koil in Kalugumalai, a panchayat town in Thoothukudi province in Tamil Nadu state of South India, is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.



Vettuvan Koil in Kalugumalai, a panchayat town in Thoothukudi province in Tamil Nadu state of South India, is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.



Vettuvan Koil in Kalugumalai, a panchayat town in Thoothukudi province in Tamil Nadu state of South India, is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.



Vettuvan Koil in Kalugumalai, a panchayat town in Thoothukudi province in Tamil Nadu state of South India, is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.



Vettuvan Koil in Kalugumalai, a panchayat town in Thoothukudi province in Tamil Nadu state of South India, is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.



Vettuvan Koil in Kalugumalai, a panchayat town in Thoothukudi province in Tamil Nadu state of South India, is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.



Vettuvan Koil in Kalugumalai, a panchayat town in Thoothukudi province in Tamil Nadu state of South India, is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.



Vettuvan Koil in Kalugumalai, a panchayat town in Thoothukudi province in Tamil Nadu state of South India, is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.



Vettuvan Koil in Kalugumalai, a panchayat town in Thoothukudi province in Tamil Nadu state of South India, is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.



Vettuvan Koil in Kalugumalai, a panchayat town in Thoothukudi province in Tamil Nadu state of South India, is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.