The temple has a unique architecture. Some of the most notable features are the many figures on the wall. The figures represent the most notable followers of the jain faith from the nearby villages. The main figure is that of the main deity known as Araimalai Alwar.
According to experts, the temple has over 150 sculptures that were contributed by different people. Some of the people who contributed the sculptures are: carpenters, smiths, cultivators and potters. The sculptures were also contributed by high-ranking officials bearing the titles of Kavidi, Enadi and Etti.
The temple is said to have been constructed in the 18th century. The temple’s main deity is Lord Murugan and his wife Deivanai. The main deity and entrance halls have many exciting structural additions. Other than the many exciting features, the temple also has many shrines including those of Akilandeswari, shiva, Vinayakar and many lesser deities.
This temple dates back to the 8th century. It’s an unfinished cave temple that is breathtaking to look at. It has a rectangular shape where the middle part is sculpted from a one piece of rock. The temple has great looking carvings that are synonymous to those found during the Pandya era.
There are many sculptures on the temple. Experts say that the sculptures are about 122. The most notable ones are those of Vishnu, Dakshinamoorthy, and Brahma.
How To Get To Kalugumalai
It’s good to note that there are no regular flights from neighboring towns to Kalugumalai. There is also no trains to the town; therefore, the best way of getting to the town is using bus or car.
If you are travelling from another country, you should get to the Tuticorin airport. You should then take a bus or taxi that will take you to Kalugumalai.
If you want to use train, you should take a train that will take you to Kovilpatti and then from there take a taxi or bus.