Missing pages in history
Most of the historical structures in and around our city have braved the vagaries of time or lie in ruins, with mere skeletal structures to speak of their greatness. Aviyur and Kurandi are exceptions. Aviyur lies near Kariapatti village, 20 km from Madurai.
The landmarks of the village appear only in books and lore. The Shiva Temple at Aviyur retains its skeletal structure, whereas the Jain caves at Kurandi, a nearby village, are hard to trace now. Inscriptions in other parts of Madurai and Tamil Nadu speak extensively about Kurandi caves of the Jains. Soon, the Shiva Temple may also go missing.