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Sri Madhava Perumal Temple

Sri Madhava Perumal Temple:

Inscriptions found at Sri Madhava Perumal Temple indicate the existence of a major trade route over 1,000 years ago, connecting the Kongu region in western Tamil Nadu with southern Karnataka and Kerala.

  • Madhava Perumal Temple is dedicated to the Hindu deity Vishnu, who is worshipped as Madhava Perumal.
  • It is located in Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  • The Mylapore region came under the rule of the Hoysala dynasty, particularly King Veera Ballala III.
  • The general of the Hoysala army, constructed Dhandanayaka Fort, 680 years ago. The temple in the Dravidian style of architecture was constructed inside the fort.
  • The area was later ruled by the Vijayanagara Empire and Tipu Sultan.
  • The Battle of Sathyamangalam (1790), during the Third Anglo-Mysore War (1790-1792), also took place near the fort.
  • The temple is believed to be the birthplace of Peyalvar, one of the first three of the twelve Alvar saints of the 6th-9th century CE.
  • The temple, largely submerged in the water-spread area of the Bhavanisagar dam in Erode district, became visible as the water level in the dam dipped.