Oldest Temple Murugan Saluvankuppam 300 BC

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Legend has it that the Thiruvotriyur Temple is the oldest and the Thiruvannamalai  is equally ancient.

Concrete historical evidence has been unearthed by the archeologists of a Temple of Lord Murugan in Saluvankuppam,Tamil Nadu.

Stone Vel,Stone Spear of Lord Murugan,Sakuvankuppan.jpg Stone Vel,Stone Spear of Lord Murugan,Sakuvankuppan.

scuplture at Saluvakuppam.jpg scuplture at Saluvakuppam.Image credit flickthivemind.net

The Subrahmanya Temple at Saluvankuppam, Tamil Nadu, is a shrine dedicated to the Hindu deity Murugan. Archaeologists believe that the shrine, unearthed in 2005, consists of two layers: a brick temple constructed during the Sangam period (the 3rd century BC to the 3rd century AD) and a granite Pallava temple dating from the 8th century AD and constructed on top of the brick shrine. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) team which conducted the excavation believe that brick temple could be the oldest of its kind to be discovered in Tamil Nadu. However, noted Indian archaeologist R. Nagaswamy is critical of this claim owing to…

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