Venugopala Swamy Temple stands west of the inner entrance to the lower citadel at
in Tamil Nadu
. The central deity is Lord Krishna
as Venugopala, the player of the
. This rustic image of Krishna depicts his mythical representation as a cowherd. Another notable feature is the aged, broad slab of granite, found in front of the temple, painstakingly smoothened to a fine polish that it still retains.