Tuesday, 4 March 2014

PAADAL PETRA SHIVA STHALANGAL THIRUMARPERU, KURANGANILMUTTAM AND THIRUKKACHI EKAMBAM, IN AND AROUND KANCHIPURAM, THONDAI NADU


4, March 2014.
( I used to up date my posts in a day or two after visiting the temples. This time it was delayed due to a road accident, in which my right leg small bone got fractured near the ankle and joint also dislocated. A surgery was performed and recovering now. I do not know when the next Temples visits will happen. Hope Lord Shiva will bless me for doing further. Sorry for the delay

This week end on 15-02-2014, planned to visit 2 more temples around Kanchipuram. Kuranganilmuttam on Cheyyar route and Thirumarperu on Arakkonam route. This time there was not much crowd. I was able to get a seat from Poonamalle to Kanchipuram.  After reaching Kanchipuram took a Vandhavasi private bus  to Dusi, which is about 8 KM from Bus stand. There was no cycle shop kept open to get a bicycle on rent. Hence started walking to KuranganilMuttam which is about 2 KM from Dusi main road. The climate was not hot and it was cloudy. Slight drizzling was also there.

On reaching Kuranganilmuttam, found out the Sivachariyar’s residence and informed my arrival for dharshan of Lord Shiva. The Sivachariyar opened the door and had the good dharshan

06 – KURANGANILMUTTAM

This is the 6th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam in Thondai Nadu. Thiruganasambandar has sung hymns in praise of lord Shiva of this temple.

Iraivan : Sri Vaaleeswarar, Sri Koyyamalai Nathar
Iraivi    : Sri Irayar Valliammai

Some of the important details of this temple are …..
  1. It was believed that Vaali in the form of monkey (குரங்கு), Inthiran in the form of Squirrel ( அணில் ) and Eman in the form of crow (முட்டம் or காகம்) worshiped Lord Shiva of this temple. Sculpture is available at the entrance of the shrine.
  2. The temple is facing west and the sanctum sanctorum is small and moolavar is also small. The temple is constructed on the rocky surface.
  3.  The Ambal sannadhi is at front facing south, originally Ambal sannadhi was out side and latter shifted to the present place.
  4. In the inner prakaram sannadhi for Vinayagar, Murugan, Viswanathar, Visalakshi, Durgai, Brahman, Navagrahas, Thirumal, Bairavar, Naalvar, Sabthamathakkal and Sandeswarar.
  5. Rock cut Kudaivaraikkoil in the village to be seen. The Monument is under the control of ASI and key is available in the  opposite house.
  6. The temple has Sri KrishnaDevarayar period old tamil inscriptions. which gives the message of Sri Krishna Devarayar had donated  the Pallavapuram village for the pooja expenses.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. The place Dhusi is on the bus route from Kanchipuram to Vandhavasi / Cheyyar, from there 2 KM on the south side.
CONTACT DETAILS.
  1. The Sivachariyar’s house is very near to the temple. Sridhar Gurukkal 9445642409 may be contacted for details and Pooja.
  2. After Dharshan, visited the  Pallava Period Rock cut Temple or kal mandapam. The details are written in a separate post after covering the temples. 
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
Temple complex in a distance view


 Indiran and Eman in the form of Crow (முட்டம் - காகம்  ) worshiping Lord Shiva 
 Vaali is worshiping in the form of monkey (குரங்கு )
 Relief at the right side entrance,  Brahma worshiping Lord Shiva, Lord Shiva & Parvathi on the Nandhi
Nandhi
Sri Vishnu in the koshtam
Naagars  in the outer prakaram 
 Krishna Devarayar Period Tamil Inscriptions
Sthala Puranam
A stone with Tamil inscriptions standing in front of the temple on the road side

......................Thirumarperu and Thirukkachi Ekamban continued in the next post

--- OM SHIVAYA NAMA ---

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