Malayadipatti Perumal Temple

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Malayadipatti Perumal Temple

Malayadipatti Perumal Temple
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Pan_India_traveller
Chennai (Madras), India733 contributions
**MUST SEE** PALLAVA 7 A.D. Rock cut cave temple. Shiva and Vishnu temples. Detailed NOTES from my Trip
Aug 2019 • Couples
This is a MUST SEE Rock Cut Exquisite temple. If you are a lover of History and art then don't miss this.

Malaiyadipatti cave temple belongs to 7 A.D. There are 2 adjoining cave temples here a Shiva and a Vishnu Temple. The Muthariyars dynasty who were feudatories of Pallava and later Cholas have built these rock cut temples. It follows the pattern of Pallava cave temple .

The cave temple is small but full of details. The ceiling too has beautiful painting .
The main deity is Vishnu reclining on Adisesha and notice the scales of Seshanagam - the paint is still visible.

Observe all the wall panels.

Unlike Pallava rock cut depiction, here you'll see Brahma rising from Vishnu's navel and a whole lot of devataas on the wall panel on all 4 sides. On either side we have gigantic Narasimhar with knee pointed out . This asana is called kutkutikasana.

Right near the head of Vishnu, on the wall panel you have a standing Garuda and at Vishnu's feet in the wall panel you have Madhu and kaitaba as if fleeing Vishnu's breadth with their heads turned away

There's a statue of Markendaya near hand seated being blessed, Bhudevi near right side. There's also a beautiful Hayathgreevar, a Seated Vishnu on the right side(vaikuntanatha) next to Narasimha and a Standing Vishnu near a huge Hayathgreevar.

In front of Vishnu usually there's only a utsava Murthy ..whereas here you have a proper small statue of Vishnu .

The Shiva cave temple
The Pallavas didn't worship Shiva as linga hence you'd see as Somaskandha murthy in Pallava rock cut cave temples. In the upper rock cut cave temple of Rockfort temple you'd see Shiva depicted as Gangadhara. Whereas Pandiyan period rock cut cave temple have linga.
Muthariyar differ from Pallavas in that they worshipped Shiva as lingas.

In the Shiva cave which is adjoining, there is a beautiful wall panel of Sapth Maathrikaas , a Ganesha and a Dakshina Murthy in yogic posture with a yoga patta on his knee . The round thing around his head is called a Jata Mandala. Yoga Dakshina Murthy

A huge single panel wall to wall with Harihara , Durga on lion, another Durga driving a spear through a Asura in the form of a horse /antelope jumping out of the wall.

Dwarapalakas have only two hands. They don't have 4 hands which came in later years age.

Dwarapalakas have horns so it's debated that this could be Nandi gatekeeper of Kailash

Remember, you can't draw a plan for such Rock cut temples ... Imagine cutting through the rock to design a temple like this in 7 AD !!!
Written September 25, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

shek2005
Mumbai, India829 contributions
Malayadipatti Perumal Temple
Feb 2019
Malayadipatti Perumal Temple is a cave temple, first cave is of Lord vishnu who is in a sleeping position and the second one is of Lord Shiva
Written September 2, 2019
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meenakshimuthusamy
Chennai District, India376 contributions
nice visit
Dec 2018 • Family
the temple is very nice,good and neat.the placeis a good place.it is a nice visit.good darshan is possible.
Written January 18, 2019
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Bala Tripura S
Bengaluru, India2,923 contributions
Excellent Twin Cave temples
Aug 2018 • Solo
These rockcut temples of lord shiva and vishnu at Malayadipatti are near to keeranur.There are city buses ply to this place from keeranur.First cave is of Lord vishnu who is in a sleeping position and the second one is of Lord Shiva.There is a pond near to these temples which had very clean water.
Written September 6, 2018
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Sathyamurthy R
Tiruchirappalli, India51 contributions
Cave TEMPLE
Dec 2017 • Family
Tamilnadu Pudukkottai district nearer to Trichy KEEranur. Cave Temple Lord Vishnu ON Lying form with Grace & also Siva Temple adjacent
Written July 2, 2018
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raja p
Hyderabad, India2,072 contributions
shiva and vishnu rock cut temples
Mar 2017 • Family
these are at two rock cut temples one dedicated to Shiva and the other to Vishnu. both are on the same rock.
Written October 3, 2017
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kandulasaipradeep
Visakhapatnam, India512 contributions
small yet crowdy.
Sep 2016 • Friends
though the temple is small, yet many people visit the temple because, people here believe that the god make their wishes come true.
Written March 31, 2017
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tripson6
Chennai (Madras), India362 contributions
Vishnu Temple in Sleeping Posture
Dec 2016 • Family
Very old Temple, rock cut more than 100 years back. Location is around 45 kms from Trichy in a remote area. Transport facility is not so good.
Written March 29, 2017
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Ramanathan A
Chennai (Madras), India37 contributions
Ancient Rock-cut beauty!
Mar 2017 • Friends
This is a rock-cut temple having Shrines of Shiva and Perumal. Both built during the periods of Pallavas and Muthrayars. Sculptures in Perumal temple is majestic and all the three postures of Perumal are here in a single view. There is a small pond outside the temple and between rocks which makes the temple more beautiful.
Written March 17, 2017
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