Vedal and Vayalur

Vedal and Vayalur (or Vaayalur) are unknown to people who live within 10 km of them. A chance encounter with a Facebook group post yielded the co-ordinates to a couple of obscure villages about an hour’s drive from Chennai. Vayalur has a Pallava temple still smoothly functioning. Locals say travellers off the ECR take a small detour and drop by. Vedal’s brick-built temple, deeper in from the highway, is courting total ruin. Incredibly, a priest arrives on his bike in the morning to perform the daily puja with fresh flowers under a very cracked dome.

Shiva temple at Vedal near Chennai
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