Villianur is a little town close to Pondicherry. Remember my trip to Sivaranthagam Banyan? Villianur is the nearest small town to Sivaranthagam village.
There are 3 important places of worship here. A Siva temple called Thirukkameeswarar Temple, a Vishnu temple called Varadharaja Perumal Devasthanam, a church called Villianur Madha Loordhu Church. I visited all 3 places. But sadly both the temples were under renovation and I could see hardly anything. There was just 1 Gopuram in the Siva temple which is worth a lot of mention. Here's more on the sculptural marvel of the same! Just pics... Enjoy...
Gajasamhara Murthy on Gopuram
Ganges descending on Shiva on Gopuram
Nardhana Ganapathy on Gopuram
Kodi Pen and other details below Gopuram
And ofcourse my bird luck with ducks in the temple pond!
TO GET THERE:
From Pondicherry Railway Station: 10 km towards Villupuram
Dedicated to Venkat