Monday, 28 September 2015


I was totally cut off from the social media for the past two days, since I had been to Thanjavur to attend the Ponniyin Sevan meet at Periya koil. Reached to the temple around 09.00 Hrs to take pictures for my blog and attended the meet. It was too hot  but not with clear sky. The floor was also  too hot to walk with bare foot.  The venue was shifted from the place indicated earlier near Karuvurar Sannadhi.  Since I had a book of this  temple’s  sthalapuranam and it gave  many details. Searched the places of importance indicated  in the book. The details with photos will be up loaded in my blog ( Veludharan’s Temples Visit) in a day or two.

It was a pleasure to meet Mr Kudavayil Balasubramaniyan, Mr SPS, Mr Venkatesh and friends of Ponniyin Selvan. It was an unforgettable moment. Mr Kudavayil Balasubramaniyan explained how the  Sri Vimanam  was constructed with santharam, the pictures in the first level  and the dance postures of Shiva in the second level. Visited the interpretation centre and the learned about the paintings. Even though it was not very clear Mr Kudavayil Balasubramaniyan explained us each and every details.  He also showed us the reliefs of Vishnu as Buddha, Devakoshta moorthams, the 10 Dwarabalakas  with their weapons and the European relief on the north side of Sri Vimanam.  He explained about the details of  destruction of the front mandapa and how it was reconstructed latter up to first level.  He also  shown us the original Dhakshinamoorthy and Brahma sannadhis in the Rajagopurams. The meet was over around 19.00 Hrs. I extend my sincere thanks to Ponniyin Selvan Group  Organizers.

 The proof inscription  for the temple was constructed by Rajaraja Chozhan 
 The proof inscription  for the temple was constructed by Rajaraja Chozhan 
 The inscription where the name of Vallavarayan vanthiyathenan appears. 
 Sundarar on White elephant of Lord Shiva and Cheraman Peruman on his horse. 
Natarajar Saba at Chidambaram, this is a unique picture where Lord Shiva was worshiped by The King, and the devotees in front and side a three dimensional painting  
 Lord Shiva as Thirupuranthakar – Mr Kudavayil Balasubramaniyan showed us the anger in the eyes and laugh/ smile on the mouth by hiding the face above nose and below the nose

Next day 28th Sep 2015, morning also I visited the temple to see the shadow of the Srivimanam Kalasam on the floor and took some photographs. It was visible till 10.30 Hrs and it gets flattened after that.