cut as in the Pandyan examples farther south.
Maravarman Kulasekara Pandyan I(Tamil: ம தல ம ம
He oversaw a massive economic growth of the Pandyan kingdom.
Humanities and arts do not find a place in our system: Ramya Pandyan.
The Pandyan king, Kulasekhara had built a gorgeous
temple around which he created a lotus shaped city.
Madurai's history dates back to
over 2000 years ago, when it was the capital of the Pandyan kings.
History: Madurai's history dates back
to over 2000 years ago, when it was the capital of the Pandyan kings.
The history of Madurai dates back to more than
3000 years when it was the capital of the Pandyan kings.
It is only in the monolithic linga- pitha and linga of the Pandyan temples that we find square,
circular, and even octagonal linga- pithas.
The city remained under the control of the Cholas until the
early 13th century, when the second Pandyan empire was established with Madurai as its capital.
It is said that Kulashekarar Pandyan, a king who ruled over the Pandyan dynasty,
built the temple as per the instructions given in his dream by Lord Shiva.
In most cases there is a general provision for a stone image or symbol( linga) of the principal deity in worship in the sanctum, a thing which did not appear in the Pallava examples
till the last quarter of the seventh- century, though it occurs in the Pandyan examples where too,
in the earliest cases, the preference was for a stone- imageless sanctum.