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Rear or west elevation of the Vaidyanatha Temple, Tirumalavadi

Photograph of the rear or west elevation of the
central shrine of the Vaidyanatha Temple at Tirumalavadi, taken by
Alexander Rea around 1892. The Vaidyanatha Temple is a very ancient
temple of Tamil Nadu associated to many important Shaiva saints. It
has many inscriptions from the period of the imperial Cholas to
that of the Vijayanagara rulers which testify the various
modifications and enlargeme…