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Madai Vadukunda Shiva Temple
... The Madai Vadukunda Shiva Temple is believed to have been constructed by “Kolathiri” Kings during medieval period on a plateau land generally known now as “Madai Para” in Madai ... their dynasty had migrated and settled down at Madai, which was then an important port and trading center, 4 km south of Ezhimala ... and established their head quarters on “Madai Para”, a significant plateau land lying at about 150 ft height from the sea level having sight to an extent of 20 km from all sides ...