11th June 2017.
After the dharshan of Sri Kalyana Varadharaja Perumal at Kaladipet, on 11th June 2017, went to worship Sri Dhakshinamurthy at Thiruvotriyur. This temple is on the left of Sri Thiyagarajar temple Rajagopuram.
Iraivan : Sri Dhakshinamurthy.
There are few temple dedicated to Sri Dhakshinamurthy and one such temple is at Thiruvotriyur. Sri Dhakshinamurthy with four Maharshis – Sanaka, Sanatana, Sananthana and Sanatkumarar idol used to be installed in koshtam facing south of all Shiva Temples. And Dhakshinamurthy will be in meditating posture. But in this temple Dhakshimurthy is with 18 rishis facing North Direction – Kubera direction - in the sanctum as moolavar. At the entrance of the main sanctum on the left is Dhakshinamurthy urchavar and on the right Panchamuka Anjsneyar sitting on lion. There is a Shivalinga in front of Sri Dhakshinamurthy.
Vinayagar and Nagars are under the pepaul tree on the back side of the sanctum sanctorum. It was told that the temple is of more than 400 to 500 years old and the moolavar was installed by a Saint, who lived there and teaches Vedhas to the students, but looks with modern concrete structure.
The devotees used to pray Dhakshinamurthy to get excellence in study, music, to buy land/ wealth ( since Lord is facing kubera Direction), to get land and remove obstacles in the marriage. Devotees offer yellow vastharam, chennagram garland and abhishek. Special prayers are offered on Sundays between 16.30 hrs to 18.00 Hrs.
The temple will be kept opened between 06.00 hrs to 11.00 hrs and from 16.00 hrs to 20.00 hrs. On Thursdays, the temple is open from 5.00 hrs to 21.00 hrs without break.
For further details the mobile number may be contacted +91- 98407 97878.
HOW TO REACH :
About a KM from Thiruvotriyur Railway station.
All the buses to Thiruvotriyur passes through this temple and about 300 meters from bus stop.
Town buses are available from various parts of the city.
The temple on the left side of Sri Thiyagarajar & Vadivudaiamman Temple Rajagopuram.
Sri Dhakshinamurthy milk abhishekam
Sri Dhakshinamurthy Urchavar
Panchamuka Vinayagar on Simha vahana
The three tier Vimana
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