Sillappathikara Art Gallery
Museum / Gallery
#10 of 12 Places to Visit in Chidambaram
Distance (From Chidambaram): 40 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Place Location: In Poompuhar Town
Transportation Options: Cab / Bus
Travel Tips: Poompuhar (1 Km) can be visited along with this place
At a distance of 40 Kms from Chidambaram, the Sillappathikara Art Gallery is situated in Poompuhar town.
The 'Magara Thoranavayil' at the entrance of the Art Gallery at a height of 22.5 feet imparts an imposing and beautiful look to the whole structure. It has been designed on the pattern of Magara Thorana Vayil, found in Suruli Malai Mangala Devi Koil. There is also an anklet shaped tank in the Art-Gallery. On this side of this tank are installed the statues of Kannagi and Madavi.
Scenes from Sillappathikaram, the Epic of the land have been given lively shapes in stones on the walls of the Gallery. These sculptures carved by the sculptors of Mamallapuram Art College remain the treasure house of Tamil Culture.
Timings: 8.30 AM to 8.30 PM. Entrance Fee - Adult: Rs 3 & Child: Rs 2.