Approximately 8km south of Madurai is a large rock in arid land. On one side of the rock is a Pandyan rock-cut shrine dating back to the 8th century.
Figures directry carved out of the rock face are found in and out of the shrine walls. Scripture, animal figures and game etched on the rock are also found on the rock and the floor of the shrine interior.
Today, a Hindu temple is situated atop the hill where it is believed to be one of six adobes of Lord Subramanya.
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This isn't really an off-the-beaten path tip, but it felt like a good spot to place this photo. . .it captures a bit of what I love about India. As tough as it can sometimes be, it is filled with these little scenes that capture my attention ~ the old and the new, the cursive beauty of the Tamil script and the English misspellings. . .and cows. . .everywhere cows. :-)
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