Kannathal Temple, Nattarasankottai - Tamil Nadu

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Nattarasankottai is situated 9 km from Sivagangai and 55 km from Madurai. Nattarasankottai is an ancient village and it is believed that the Nagarathar community migrated to this place in Pandian Kingdom.The fame and popularity came to this place manily due to Sree Kanndaya Nayaki Amman Temple.This temple was built in mid-18th century. The deity, Kannathal alias Kannudaya Nayaki Amman is famous for her powers in giving the boon of eyesight to the devotees with eye defects and other ailments.The temple is famous for its architectural marvel and Golden Kumbhams over the Temple tower. This temple mahamandapam is known for its magnificent structure and aesthetically carved pillars. The sanctum sanctorum, Arthamandapam, Mahamandapam (spacious halls) were constructed by kings earlier. rs.