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Vettuvan Koil Is A Rock Cut Temple Located in Kalugumalai, Tamil Nadu


  • Vettuvan Koil is a rock-cut temple located in Kalugumalai ,southern state of Tamil Nadu , India.


The temple was constructed during the 8th century AD, during the reign of the Pandya dynasty .

The speciality of this temple is that it was entirely carved  out of one solid rock , just like the Kailasa Temple in Ellora Caves .


Vettuvan Koil Is A Rock Cut Temple Located in Kalugumalai, Tamil Nadu


  • Vettuvan Kovil, Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu built during 8th century by Pandyan Kings entirely carved out of a single stone similar to Kailasa temple in Ellora Caves.


Vettuvan Koil Is A Rock Cut Temple Located in Kalugumalai, Tamil Nadu



Vettuvan Koil Is A Rock Cut Temple Located in Kalugumalai, Tamil Nadu



Vettuvan Koil Is A Rock Cut Temple Located in Kalugumalai, Tamil Nadu



Vettuvan Koil Is A Rock Cut Temple Located in Kalugumalai, Tamil Nadu



Vettuvan Koil Is A Rock Cut Temple Located in Kalugumalai, Tamil Nadu



Vettuvan Koil Is A Rock Cut Temple Located in Kalugumalai, Tamil Nadu


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 Is A Rock Cut Temple Located in Kalugumalai, Tamil Nadu



Vettuvan Koil Is A Rock Cut Temple Located in Kalugumalai, Tamil Nadu



Vettuvan Koil Is A Rock Cut Temple Located in Kalugumalai, Tamil Nadu



Vettuvan Koil Is A Rock Cut Temple Located in Kalugumalai, Tamil Nadu



Vettuvan Koil Is A Rock Cut Temple Located in Kalugumalai, Tamil Nadu