Sunday, 31 January 2016

SRI KAMAKSHI AMMAN SAMEDHA SRI SOMANATHA EESWARAR TEMPLE AT SOMANGALAM NEAR CHENNAI – CHANDRAN STHALAM AND ONE OF THE NAVAGRAHA STHAMS OF THONDAI NADU

1st February 2016.
உழவாரம் சேவாஸ் உடன் . அருள்மிகு ஸ்ரீ காமாக்ஷி அம்மன் சமேத ஸ்ரீ சோமநாத ஈஸ்வரர் கோயில்.. தொண்டை நாட்டு புலியுர் கோட்டத்து நவகிரக ஸ்தலங்களில் சந்திர ஸ்தலம். முதலாம் குலோத்துங்கனின் 3 வது ஆண்டு கிபி 1206 ஆம் வருடம் கட்டப்பட்டது..தொண்டைமண்டலத்தில் சோழர்களால் கட்டப்பெற்ற 108 கஜபிருஷ்ட விமான கோவில்கலில் இதுவும் ஒன்று….இறைவனின் பெயராலேயே அழைக்கப்படும் ஊர்..பழைய பெயரான ராஜசிகாமணி சதுர்வேதிமங்கலம்.. மருவி சோமங்கலம் என்று அழைக்கபடுகின்றது....சந்திரன் தனி சந்நதியில்...பெரிய உருவம்...

Participated with Sevas for the Uzhavaram at Sri Kamakshi Samedha Sri Somanatha Eeswarar temple at Somangalam. The works involves cleaning of the themple, clearing the bushes in side the temple premises, shifting Dhakshnamurthy and Vaaraki amman ( both damaged ) to the other moorthams kept adjacent to south side of compound wall. We also moved a epigraph tablet near the sthala Viruksham.  The temple was built by Kulothunga I on his third year Rule in the year AD 1206. It is one of the 108 Gajabirusta Vimana type temples constructed by Choozhas. This is the Chandran sthalam and one of the Navagraha sthalams in Thondai Nadu.
Iraivan : Sri Somanatha Eeswarar
Iraivi    : Sri Kamakshi Amman.
Some of the important details of this temple are….
  1. The temple is fascing east with out Rajagopuram and Dwajasthambam. Only entrance arch on the south side.
  2. In the outer parakaram moorthams are positioned on a pedestal (damaged) adjacent to Compound wall, Sandikeswarar, Subramaniyar, Ambal, Bairavar, Navagrahas, Chandran and Suryan.
  3. Nandhi is facing east opposite to moolavar. The story behind this was, during construction of this temple,  Nandhiyamperuman was sent  to fight with enemies of the Chozha King.
  4. In the front mandapam sannadhi for Brahma in sitting posture., Bala Murugan, Mahavishnu and Balasubramaniyar.
  5. Sanctum is of Gajabirustam type. In koshtam Vinayagar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Mahavishnu, Brahma and Durgai.
  6. Chandran worshiped Lord Shiva to get rid of curse given by Dhkshan, hence this is one of the Navagraha stham in Thondai Nadu.
THE TEMPLE TIMINGS
  1. The temple is kept open between 07.00 Hrs to 10.30 Hrs and 17.00 Hrs to 19.30 Hrs.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Sivachariyar Suresh Gurukkal may be contacted for further details on his mobile 9962003496.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. Towm bus facility is available to Kundrathur from various parts of the city. 
  2. And Somangalam may be reached through Town bus nos M89 and 88 R from Kundrathur and 18S from Thambaram.
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLECLICK HERE
 Temple view with temple tank Vinaitheertha kulam/ Smanatha theertham 






 Nandhiyamperuman is facing opposite to Moolavar 


 Sri Kamakshi Amman sannadhi 

 Sri Kamakshi Amman sannadhi 
 Subramaniyar Sannadhi
 Bairavar sannadhi 
 Brahma (in sitting Posture), Subramaniyar and Maha Vishnu
  Subramaniyar Sannadhi - in Mandapam
 Chandran
 Navagrahas 
 Sthala Viruksha Lingam and naagar 
Sthala puranam 
 Moorthams kept adjacent to Compound wall 
 Jeasta Devi 
 Jeasta Devi 

 Dhakshinamurthy and Varaaki damaged moorthams shifted near the other moorthams kept adjacent to Compound wall 
 Is it Kuberan ? –a relief on the pillar of the front mandapam half disappeared under the floor

SEVAS ON THE JOB 







 





 A Vinayagar temple at the entrance of the street

SOME OF THE EPIGRAPHS


 An epigraph tablet has been used as a stepping stone. 

---OM SHIVAYA NAMA: ---

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