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Sittanavasal Caves and Paintings is a archaeology monument near Pudukkotai in Tamil Nadu. It is similar to Pallava Caves or Badami Caves in Karnataka. It is a rock cut cave with sculptures of Lord Mahaveera. It is believed the cave complex was built during 7th century AD during Narashimha Pallava while he was practicing Jainsim. Later he converted to Hinduisum and monuments in Mahabalipuram and others have sculptures of Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Buddha and Mahaveera.

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Parking Difficulty : Easy
Walking Needed : Less than 100 meters inside the temple
Time Needed : 20-30 minutes
Open Timings : 9.00 AM to 5.30 PM
Still Photography : Not Allowed inside the Inner Sanctum
Video Photography : Not Allowed inside the Inner Sanctum
Tropical Climate for most part of the year. Wear Cotton (March-November)
Wear Traditional Dress. Cover yourself decently
Avoid Shoes
Nearest Railway Station : Vellanur Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Trichy Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH38
Nearest Landmark : Pulavanpatti Bus Stop

Sittanavassal is near Pudukkottai and is on the way from Viralimalai to Pudukkottai.

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