Devasthannam Before Renovation

The temple was built in 11th century by King Dharmabala Cholan. The King established this big temple of Pondicherry of size 368 ft by 502 ft with two temple gopurams on the eastern and southern side on the banks of River Muthu. The temple's architecture dates back to early 11th century. It is constructed with exact precision and standards.

The temple's historical significance is evident in its construction methodology and architectural knowledge system. Intricately carved stone pillars, its proportion, geometry and aesthetics clearly indicate that the temple was a piece of architectural splendor of its own kind in olden times.

In the temple premises there were certain portions which were damaged or deteriorated due to various reasons, these portions may required immediate and urgent attention for renovation so as to protect them from further damage.

Such identified portions in the temple were the Southern side Gopuram, Entrance Mandapam, Vasantha Mandapam, Alangara mandapam, Hiruthaba Nasini, The North Western corner of the Main temple

More over the roof of the whole main structure seems to be exploited and unsympathetically altered. This may end up in initiating the deterioration of the main structure. The roof also needs to be attended immediately

Before Renovation of Temple

The temple's historical significance is evident in its construction methodology and architectural knowledge system. Intricately carved stone pillars, its proportion, geometry and aesthetics clearly indicate that the temple was a piece of architectural splendor of its own kind in olden times.