Venkataramana Temple : This sprawling temple, with its striking sculptures and carved pillars,
narrates the aesthetic skills of the Nayaka dynasty. Built by MuthialuNayaka (1540-1550 A. D ) this is the
largest temple to GINGEE. The later Vijayanagar period. The temple abounds in gopuras, mandapas and
sculptured panels depicting gods and goddesses in scenes from the Hindu epics. Many Tamil inscriptions
are also found in the walls of the Mandapas.The temple seems to have faced hard times during the French occupation
(after 1761 A .D.) From this period the temple experienced forms of decay and old archaeological wealth was
plundered by subsequent invaders.