A Continuation post – Attur Fort – A Heritage walk.......
09th October 2016.
After landing at Attur Bus stand thought of having the dharshan of Sri Kaya Nirmaleswarar and Sri Prasanna venkatesa Perumal before joining the heritage Walk, since the Fort was very near to Attur Bus stand. It was about a km journey after crossing the Vashista River. The temple is on the east side entrance of the Fort.
SRI KAYANIRMALESWARAR TEMPLE
Iraivan : Sri Kayanirmaleswarar
Iraivi : Sri Akilanda Nayaki
Some of the important features of this temple are...
The is temple is one of the pancha bootha sthalam – Agni sthalam on the banks of Vashista river.
The temple is facing east with a 5 tier Rajagopuram in front. As per the inscription Rajaraja Vanakovaraiyar had renovated the temple from brick to stone.
Palipedam, Dwajasthambam and Nandhi at in the outer prakaram.
The sanctum sanctorium consists of sanctum, Artha mandapam and muka mandapam.
In the outer prakaram sannadhi for 63var, Iyappan, Lingas, Kumara Subramaniyar, Akilandeswari ( a separate temple ), Saniswarar facing amman, Kala Bairavar ( a big and a small ), Swarna karshana Bairavar, Navagrahas.
In koshtam Nirutha Ganapathy, Dhakshinamurthy, Lingothbavar, Brahma and Vishnu Durgai.
In the muka mandapam sannadhi for Naalvar, Maha Ganapathy, Bala Dhandayuthapani and natarajar.
Moolavar is little large
From the inscription available at the athistanam the temple was built during 907 to 953 by First Paranthaka Chozha and belongs to First Adhithya Chozha architecture. This temple has 5 inscriptions, which speaks about the donations given towards temple maintenance, Land given to Parpapattar, land and village donations. The inscriptions belongs to 10th to 16th century from Chozha to Krishna Devaraya of Vijayanagara periods.
The temple will be open for dharshan between 07.00 hrs to 12.00 Hrs and 16.30 Hrs to 20.30 Hrs.
CONTACT DETAILS :
Sri Venkata Subramanya Gurukkal may be contacted on his mobile 9443024649 for further details.
HOW TO REACH:
The temple is at the east side entrance of the Attur Fort.
About a km distance from the Attur Bus stand.
Autos are available from attur Bus stand.
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
Sri Swarna karshana Bairavar- First time I am seeing a Bairavar sitting and his concert sitting on his lap.
.... to be continued ( Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal Temple)
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