Friday, 18 September 2015

IN SEARCH OF HISTORY - KONGU NADU - PART 5, VEERAMATHI AMMAN, ARUL MALAI MURUGAN TEMPLE & SRI CHANDRAMOULEESWARAR TEMPLE AT THINGALUR IN ERODE

18th September 2015.
My brother is a regular visitor to Our Kula theivam Sri Veeramathi Amman Temple at Talkuni near Gobi & Kolappalur on No moon days ( Ammavasai ). Since Sat 12th, Sep 2015 was a no moon day, I adjusted the plan, to suit my brother’s plan of visiting Sri Veeramathi Amman temple and Arul Malai near Ketticheviyur. On the way to our tiny Village Pappavalasu. From our Native Village we had been to Thingalur Sri Chandramouleeswarar Temple.  This post mainly covers the relations between Arulmalai Murugan temple and Thingalur Sri Chandra Mouleeswarar Shiva temple.
VEERAMATHI AMMAN TEMPLE - TALKUNI
Since I had covered this temples through various posts, up loading only the photos taken during this visit. The original structures are visible during non function days. ( CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MORE DETAILS )
 Sri Veeramathi Amman 
 Sri Veeramathi Amman - Vinayagar on the left and Subramaniyar on the right 
 Temple entrance Arch
 Mandapam Arch
 Sri Karuppana swamy 
 Vimanam
 Vimanam
 Vimanam
 Mandapam Arch
ARUL MALAI MURUGAN TEMPLE.
This place is about 4 Km off main road from Ketticheviyur  on Gobichetti Palayam to Tripur main road. The temple is on a small Hill. My ancestors used to visit this temple, without knowing Sri Veeramathi Amman is our Kula Theivam. My ancestors had done a lot of thirupani to this temple. 
Iraivan : Sri Kirubakara Subramanya Swamy.
Some of the important features of this temple are....
  1. The temple is facing east with the steps starting  from south. The steps are constructed during 1957.
  2. At the top entrance on the left sannadhi for idumban.
  3. In the outer prakaram sannadhi for Sri Visalakshi Samedha Lingeswarar, Navagrahas, Sani Bhagavan, Sri Vinayagar with Naagar and a 600 to 700 years old mandapam.
  4. It was learnt that the temple was built about 600 to 700 years before and the reliefs on the pillars are worth to see. There is no inscription visible in side the temple to prove its antiquity.  The sanctum and mandapam pillars are completely white washed for many years.
  5. A horse in sudhai is standing near Sri Lingeswarar Sannadhi, installed by a devotee after his/ her prayer was answered by the grace of Lord Subramaniyar.
  6. The Sanctum sactorum has  karuvarai and mandapam.  The moolavar is in life size in standing posture. There is no sannadhi for his consort.
  7. Dwajasthambam, Palipedam and Peacock vahanam are at the east side sanctum entrance. Invariably all temples in Kongu mandalam has the garuda  or Vilakku thoon at the entrance, which is used during karthikai Deepam festival.
TEMPLE TIMINGS :
  1. The temple is kept open between 07.30 Hrs to 09.00 Hrs and 17.30 Hrs to 18.30 Hrs and full time on No moon days.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Mr Shanmuga Gurukkal of Thingalur  mobile no 9865207074 may be contacted  for further details since their family takes care of Thingalur Sri Chandramouleeswarar temple and Arul Malai Sri Kirubakara Subramaniya swamy temple.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. The temple is in Thoranavavi and 4 KM off the  Gobichetti Palayam to Tripur Main road.
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
 Entrance to the malai temple, a marriage hall on the right.
 Vinayagar with Arasa- podhi  tree 
Karpaka Vinayagar Sannadhi 
 Steps that leads to the main shrine. 
 Elephant at the starting  point of steps.
 A 1975 inscription for the opening of the steps to public

 A relief above the nitch 
 Vimanam
Vilakku thoon, Dwajasthambam, Peacock vahanam
 A relief above the nitch 
 Mandapam Pillar Murugan relief 
 Vinayagar and nagars
 Mandapam Pillar 
 Vimanam with Dhakshinamurthy sannadhi 
 More than 600 to 700 years old mandapam 
 Pillar relief – Dwara balakar  
 Oorthuva Thandavam
 Pillar relief – Sarabeswarar
 Carved beam
 Pandiyar Symbol – fish 
 Pillar Podhiyal with vazhaipoo

 Pillar relief – Anandha sayana Perumal 
 Pillar relief – Murugan See the painting.
 Pillar relief – A monkey is playing 

 Pillar relief – Kamadhenu and Podhiyal

While interacting with the Gurukkal he explained me the relations between Arul Malai Sri Kiribahara Subramaniya Swamy and Sri Chandra Mouleeswarar temple at Thingalur. They are son and father and Sri Subramaniya Swamy’s temple is facing east and his father Sri Chandramouleeswarar is facing west. The temple are located on a straight line. Both the temples are about 15 KM distance the same Gurukkal family is looking after both temples for more than centuries.
So We decided to visit Thingalur Shiva Temple also, which is on the way to My brother’s residence at Kavundapadi from our Tiny Village Pappavalasu.

SRI CHANDRA MOULEESWARAR TEMPLE - THINGALUR.
This temple is on the outskirts of the village Thingalur, where Jain’s monument is also available.
Iraivan : Sri Chandramouleeswarar
Iraivi    : Sri Bringa naraki or Periya nayagi.
The important features of this temple are...
  1. The temple is facing west with Palipeedam and nandhi are on the road side. The Garuda thoon is on the other side of the road. There is no Rajagopuram or arch.
  2. The compound wall are without Shiva ganam and nandhi, only plain walls.
  3. When we enter through the gatethe sanctum sanctorum is with Artha mandapam and Maha mandapam. The pillars and Pothyals are not with much  carvings.
  4. In Prakaram sannadhi for Jesta Devi, Valli Deva sena Subramaniyar, Naagars,
  5. In the mandapam sannadhi for Sapthamathakkal, Vinayagar, Naagars and Navagrahas.
  6. In koshtam only Dhakshinamurthy. Moolavar is suyambu and little big in size.
  7. Ambal Sri Periyanayagi is in a separate sannadhi / temple facing west.
  8. As per Gurukkal the temple exists 4 yugas. The temple was constructed by Veera Narasimha Varman and there are many inscriptions which has the information of gifts to the temples.
  9. It was believed that Chandran worshiped Lord Shiva of this temple.
TEMPLE TIMINGS :
  1. The temple is kept open between 07.30 Hrs to 09.00 Hrs and 17.30 Hrs to 18.30 Hrs and full time on No moon days.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Mr Shanmuga Gurukkal  mobile no 9865207074 may be contacted  for further details since their family takes care of Thingalur Sri Chandramouleeswarar temple and Arul Malai Sri Kirubakara Subramaniya swamy temple.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. The temple is  at Thingalur on the way from Perundurai to Gobichettipalayam via Seenapuram and Siruvalur.
  2. Town buses are available from Perundurai and Gobi Chettipalayam. 
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE 
 Temple Complex
 Temple moolavar vimanam 

 Bairavar 
   May be a nadukal 
Saptha mathakkal 
 Vinayagar and Naagars
When devas & Asuras churning the paar kadal first came is this Devi hence she is called as Mootha Devi also called as Thvvai, elder sister to Lakshmi. And she is the wife of Sani Bhagavan On her right, her  Son 'Manthan'  with buffalo's head holding 'Thandam'  and  on the left her mother in law Chaya devi alias Agni Maatha.  
 Dwarfs 
 Dwarfs
 

Half buried Sri Vinayagar at the entrance of the muka mandapam 
 Mandapam Pillars 
 Stala Viruksham 
 Palipedam with nandhi
 A navakandan relief 
 Vilakku thoon
 Reliefs under vilakku thoon
 Reliefs under vilakku thoon
Reliefs under vilakku thoon 
 Inscriptions on the Pillar 
                 Inscriptions on the sanctum wall white washed for many years 
                                        ---OM SHIVAYA NAMA ---

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