Troohootarasa Manghay Pagoda [Uttarakosamangai], near Ramnad 212335
Photographer: Lyon, Edmund David
Medium: Photographic print
Print from an album of 41 albumen prints by Edmund David Lyon. Lyon's letterpress named this temple as the 'Troohootarasa Manghay Pagoda' some six miles east of Ramnad, and he wrote: 'In the neighbourhood of Ramnad there are three or four pagodas, said to be all of them of great antiquity, but in none of them can access be gained to the interior. Their lofty Gopuras can be seen from a great distance. This view represents the front of the tower of one of them; it is about six miles from Ramnad, in an easterly direction'. This is presumably the Shiva temple of Uttarakosamangai, some 16 kms south-west of Ramanathapuram. It is one of the temples associated with the saint Manikkavasagar, and was patronised by the Sethupathis or princely landlords of the eighteenth century who counted Ramnad (Ramanathapuram) as their domain.