Saturday, January 7, 2017

Sripuranthan Perumal Temple, Ariyalur

Sripuranthan Perumal Temple, Ariyalur
Sripuranthan Perumal Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu located at Sripuranthan Village in T. Palur Taluk in Ariyalur District of Tamilnadu. The village became famous in 2008, when thefts of 8 idols were discovered from a 9th-century Chola temple was discovered by Government of India officials.

One of these idols, the Sripuranthan Natarajan Idol found its way to the National Gallery of Australia. Two of the stolen statues were consequently returned & are now displayed in the Government Museum at Kumbakonam. It is located 32 Kms towards East from District headquarters Ariyalur, 6 Kms from T.Palur and 287 Kms from State capital Chennai.

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