Tuesday, 24 November 2015

IN SEARCH OF HISTORY, ADHIYUR ( KUNNATHUR ) - IN KURUPPA NADU OF KONGU NADU

I did  my secondary School education at NRKN Kalvi Nilayam,  Kunnathur in Erode district. The place Adhiyur is very close to my school. Since there are some places are named with Kunnathur, This Kunnathur is called as Adhi Kunnathur. The meaning of Adhiyur is , the Village and ஊர் in tamil, came first. After getting interested in search of History of my Kuruppa Nadu of Kongu Nadu visited the Adhiyur on Saturday 21st November 2015. After seeing both Shiva and Vishnu temples, I felt why I missed both temples, so long time.  Both temples were undergone many changes in the name of renovation, but one thing we have to appreciate is the sanctum was kept with old structure. Understood the inscriptions were studied by Pulavar Raju, the epigraphist. ( Met him at his house and he had shown the way to get the copy of the details and will be posted after getting the details. )

Both Shiva and Vishnu temples are close to each other.  Even though both temples were built at the same period there is no inscriptions at Vishnu temple.

SRI ADHEESWARAR TEMPLE
Iraivan : Sri Adeeswarar
Iraivi    : Sri Annapoorani
Some of the important details of this temple are….
  1. The temple is facing east with an arch. A Vilakkuthoon or Garudathoon is in front. Vinayagar sannadhi and a ant hill are on the left side of Garudathoon.
  2. Palipedam with Nandhi are immediately after the main entrance under a concrete mandapam.
  3. Sannadhi for Naalvar with Thiruneela kandar, Sandikeswarar, Balamurugan without Valli Devasena, Navagrahas, Bairavar, Chandran and Suryan.
  4. Ambal Sri Annapoorani is in a separate sanndhi facing east.
  5. All the sannadhis were buit at a latter state keeping the original structure of sanctum. The moolavar vimanam was buit during 1991. ( A sudhai sirpam holding a slate with year on the vimanam ). Inscriptions around the sanctum walls from athistanam.
  6. A front mandapam is named as Thiyana mandapam in front of artha mandapam.
  7. Kumhabhishekams are conducted during 1941, 1992 and 2010.  Since this place is dominated by mudaliyar community, their contribution is more. An interesting point to note is a Muslim  devotee also donated for the renovation of this temple.
THE TEMPLE TIMINGS :
  1. Since oru kala pooja is conducted, the will be kept open during morning hours, dahrshan can be done at any time since the Sivachariyar is living adjacent to the temple.
CONTACT DETAILS :
HOW TO REACH :
  1. The temple is about 0.5 Km, off Adhiyur Bus stop and Adhiyur is about 5 KM from Kunnathur.
  2. Town bus route no 10 from Thiruppur to Kunnathur passes through this village.
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE.CLICK HERE
 Garudathoon
 Vinayagar sannadhi
 Ant hill
 Shivaganam with nandhi on the wall
 Entrance arch

 Palipedam with Nandhi
 Vinayagar  Sannadhi 
 Moolavar vimanam – built during 1991
 Moolavar vimanam – built during 1991
 Temple complex view
 Temple complex view
 Temple complex view
 Naalvar with Thiruneelakandar
 Vinayagar – an old moortham 
 Ambal Sri Annapoorani 
 Vinayagar in koshtam
 Brahma in koshtam
 Durgai in koshatam
 Monkey – Vaali worshiping Lord Shiva
 Ambal in the form of Peacock worshiping Lord shiva 
 Inscriptions 
 Inscriptions

SRI ADHI NARAYANA PERUMAL
Iraivan : Adhi Narayana Peruma.
Some of the important features of this temple are….
  1. A Garuda thoon is in front of a hand made tile roof mandapam. ( A typical village home style)
  2. Palipedam, Thulasi madam and Garudalwar are in front of moolavar sannadhi. Sri Anjaneyar sannadhi is on the left believed that munivar Viyasar installed.
  3. Moolavar is with Thayar and there is no separate sannadhi for Thayar.  
  4. Eventhough the temple was built same period of Shiva temple there are no inscriptions.
THE TEMPLE TIMINGS :
  1. Since oru kala pooja is conducted, the will be kept open during morning hours. Pattachariyar lives in front of the temple and he is the incharge of the local Post office.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Mr Selvaraj 9994069194 may be contacted for dharshan and other details.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. The temple is about 0.5 Km, off Adhiyur Bus stop and Adhiyur is about 5 KM from Kunnathur.
  2. Town bus route no 10 from Thirupur to Kunnathur passes through this village.
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE. CLICK HERE , CLICK HERE
 Garudathoon
 Entrance hand made tiles mandapam 

 Thulasimadam with palipedam and Garudalvar Sannadhi
 Garudalvar sannadhi
 Moolavar Vimanam
 Moolavar Vimanam - with Anjaneyar sannadhi 

 Perumal in sitting Posture – may be an old moortham 


 Moolavar Vimanam
Moolavar Vimanam
--- OM SHIVAYA NAMA ---

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