Tuesday, 13 September 2016

A HERITAGE VISIT TO MADAMBAKKAM, OTTIYAMBAKKAM, NANDHIVARAM ( GUDUVANCHERY ) AND VANDALUR

10th September 2016.

This Heritage visit was arranged  through R.E.A.C.H Foundation for it’s Epigraphy students by Mr Ramanath on 10th September 2016. Mr Ramanath accepted my willingness to join with them ( as an old student, I hope ). Though it was not a planned visit,  19 heritage enthusiasts  in their car and motor cycles participated in this visit.  I was fortunate  to hear the history, architecture and inscriptions of Chozhas and Pallavas once again from  Mr Ramachandran and Mr Vakula varadharajan after a long gap.  We had covered Madambakkam, Sri Dhenupureswarar, a Chozha Period Shiva Temple, A Buddha Statue at Ottiyambakkam,  Nandeeswaram Sri Nadeeswarar a Nandhivaraman  a pallava period temple and a Vijayanagara Period Gajaprishta sanctum Perumal temple at  Vandalur.

A continuation to the previous post …..
A BUDDHA STATUE AT OTTIYAMBAKKAM, CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU.
Our next stop was at Ottiyambakkam. The Buddha statue was leaning on a wall of a mandapam belongs to Sri Otteeswarar. The face was damaged,  but still  the ornamental  carvings are worth to see. May be a 17th century Buddha, who finds no place to stand. The statue was shifted to many places during the recent years.  Mr Ramanath requested  the panchayat president to keep in a safe place.
LOCATION OF THE STATUE :CLICK HERE






------ to be continued .
--- Om SHIVAYA NAMA ---

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