Narthamalai is located 11 miles Northeast West of Pudukottai in the state of Tamil Nado, India. The cave temples of Narthamalai have stood the test of time. Its beautifully carved pillars and statues will never give away that these temples date all the way back to the early medieval era. Narthamalai has six large, skillfully carved of Lord Vishnu in the central hall. A life size portrait of Lord Vishnu will leave the visitors speechless with the levels of skill, effort and the time taken to create it.
The vijayalayacholeswara temple here is the most beautiful structure in Narthamalai hills. This temple was constructed in the 9th century by Vijayalaya Chola, the first king of the Medieval Chola or Imperial Chola dynasty. A manifestation of ancient Tamil culture, the Narthamalai temples is just one of your tutors if you want learn more about one of the oldest living civilization.