Kazhugumalai hillock UPSC NOTE


  • Kazhugumalai hillock is a rocky hill located in the Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu

  • It is home to two important archaeological sites: the Vettuvan Koil, a Hindu cave temple, and the Kazhugumalai Jain Beds, a rock relief sculpture site.

  • The temple is located on the eastern side of the hillock

  • It is a single-chambered temple with a square plan. 

  • The entrance to the temple is through a large doorway carved with sculptures of gods and goddesses

  • The walls of the temple are also decorated with sculptures, including images of Shiva, Parvati, Vishnu, and other Hindu deities.

Why in news

  • Kazhugumalai hillock to be declared as ‘protected archaeological monument’ 

  • The entire hillock housing the famous Vettuvan Koil and the Jain abode at Kazhugumalai near here.

  • Also known as ‘Ellora of Southern India,’ is to be declared as ‘Protected Archaeological Monument’ of the Department of Archaeology.



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