Mudalippillai Mandapam


Next to Nayakkar Mandapam is seen the Madalippillai Mandapam, also called Iruttu Mandapam (the dark hall). This was built by Kadanthai Mudaliar, & hence is also called Mudali Mandapam. In this Mandapam are seen the statues of Pichadamar, Rush Patni, Dhasuga munis, Mohine and Kadanthai Mudaliar who built the Mandapam. (The history of Lord Shiva's Preaching to the Rishis of Dharuga Forests after appearing as a Pitchadanar is depicted in these sculptures). The statues of Pitchadanar are also seen in the Prahasam of Swamy, Kambathai Mandapam Ayiurankal Mandapam etc.