Notes on the Geography of Peninsular India: Chennai / Madras 1: The Hindu Base: Photo 14
A brass lamp-column stands outside the main Shiva shrine.
Originally located on the coast, the temple was destroyed in 1566 by the Portuguese, who cannibalized parts of it for a Bishop's house. This replacement temple was built a short distance inland during the 17th century.
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