India through my eyes – Guardian Gods

While driving in and around my village Kallidaikurichi in down South Tirunelveli, I chanced upon a temple in Ambasamudram where these Guardian Gods were housed. I learnt from family and some friends on Facebook that the deity was referred to as Vandimaricha Amman. It is near the Agasthiyar Temple

Ayyanars are also referred to as Guardian Gods and here is a post on them.


  1. Sid 3 July, 2012 at 17:39 Reply

    Thanks Lakshmi for a view from beautiful south. I really love travel and exploring new places. If you allow I want to share something for all backpackers.
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  2. Abhijit 15 November, 2013 at 17:53 Reply

    A guardian must have such giagntic figure to have control over others 🙂 Jokes apart thanks for sharing the photo. I have never seen such a huge figure of any deity. Looking forward to more such offbeat photos.


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