... a Continuation post to Sri Vijayaraghava Perumal Temple.
27th November 2016
While the students are busy in reading the inscriptions, we thought of venture in to this Kappalur Village to know more about the village deities. We came across three temples namely Sri Muthalamman Temple, Sri Angalamman Temple, Durgai Amman Temple and Veerapathirar Temple. Each one has its own rich heritage Value.
SRI MUTHALAMMAN TEMPLE.
This temple is on the west side of the Village facing east. At the entrance a pillar is standing in a mandapam like vahana. The sanctum sanctorum consists of sanctum and a mandapam. The vimanam is in globe shape with out ant stucco images. On the left side of the sanctum Naagar are installed in a row.
A stone pillar without any images
SRI ANGALAMMAN TEMPLE.
This temple is about 100 meters from Muthalamman temple facing North. In sanctum statue of Amman in sitting posture and in the mandapam there is an ant hill, worshipped by the villagers. Palipedam and soolam are in front of the temple. On the right side of the mandapam Vinayagar and a statue sitting on an elephant. ( The details are written under Nadukarkal )
A little further from Sri Angallamman temple Durgai Amman temple. This temple do not have any structure. Actually a neem tree trunk is fitted with eyes and nose, worshiped as Durgai. On a raised Plat form the are Naagars and Hero stones. The details of the Hero stones are also written under nadu karkal, in addition to this.
This temple is on the southern part of the Kappalur Village facing east. This a stone structure which was reconstructed. The two inscription stones do not have any continuity. A small shrine in dilapidated condition and Sri Veerapathirar is being worshiped by the Villagers. It was told that Sri Veerapathirar is another form of Shiva and Dhaksan with goat’s head is on the left side of the statue. Agamudayar Community takes care of the temple and annual festival are also conducted.
We had taken our group photo and appreciated the Villagers good gesture and thanked the villagers who are accompanied throughout the day. Around 16.30 hrs we closed our day long epigraphy field visit and returned back to Chennai. My sincere thanks to Mr. Sathyamoorthy founder of R E A C H foundation, Mr. Ramachandran, Mr. Vakula Varadharajan, beloved Coordinator Mr Ramnath and my Co participants.
.... to be continued ( Nadu karkal )
---OM SHIVAYA NAMA---