When you set out seeking the real soul of a destination, you will find yourself travelling back in time; sometimes not just years, but centuries. As you go deeper, you will be fascinated to know how far we have evolved as a single human race. The captivating Rock-cut Cave Temple in Vizhinjam is one such spot that takes you centuries back. In fact, all the way back to the 8th century. Located in this upcoming coastal town, this ancient temple is believed to have been built during the reign of the Pallava dynasty in the region.
Dedicated to lord Siva, this unique rock-cut temple is carved out of a large granite rock. There are three chambers that make up the whole structure of the temple. The sanctum sanctorum is the largest of these chambers. The walls and ceilings are embellished with splendid carvings of Hindu deities, episodes from Hindu mythology and so on. One of the highlights of this is a carving of a serpent's hood in the entrance, a symbol associated with lord Siva.
Apart from being an amusing tourism destination, this temple also attracts a large number of devotees from far and wide, making it a cultural and religious landmark in the region.
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