Sri Thendayuthapani Temple
Built in 1859 and recently gazetted as a national monument, Sri Thendayuthapani Temple was constructed by the Nattukottai Chettiar community, who are devoted Shaivites. Thendayuthapani (also known as Murugan, Subramaniam and Kartikeya), is a popular deity amongst the Tamil population. During the festival of Thaipusam, this spot is packed, as it’s the final stop of the procession. The temple itself is stunning, with an arched and colourful gopuram (ornate gatehouse tower) and steps that lead you ominously toward the central shrine of the chief deity.