Friday, 10 November 2017

THE REMAINS OF CHOZHA EMPIRE AT THIRUVELLARAI AND THIRUVANAIKAVAL – A TRICHY SRIRANGAM HERITAGE WALK.

05th November 2017.
This is the last post of my series of posts on Trichy heritage walk arranged by “The Chozha Mandala varalaru Thedal Kuzhu”. After the dharshan of Sri Pundarikaksha Perumal at Thiruvellarai, we went to the Swastika Well dug during 9th century Pallava period. While group people are busy in taking photographs at Swastika well, Mr Periyaswamy took me to the abandoned dilapidated temple. Had seen Thavvai Statue, which was under worship during Chozha period. Why the worship was discontinued after their period is not know. But of the Thavvai Statues are still under worship in some of the temples in the name of Moothevi.  We had seen some Hero stones and Lady statues also.

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Thavvai Statue 



Hero stone

Hero stone



SRI JUMBUKESWARAR TEMPLE, THIRUVANAIKAVAL, TIRUCHY.
This is the second visit to this temple after the Padal Petra Sthalangal Visit and the details are posted earlier in this blog. This temple’s visit was planned before lunch, but couldn’t do so for want of time. It was around 19.00 hrs when we reached the temple. Dr. Udhya Shankar and Thiru Selvaraj Nayakkavadiyar  explained the salient features of the temple and the legend of Sri Jambukeswarar temple. Had seen the Chozha Period Natarajar, Somaskandar and Urchavars.  We had the opportunity of  seeing the Golden Chariot also. While we are leaving the west side Rajagopuram, happened to see a Navakanda sirpam, erected for a warrior who sacrificed him self for a good cause. May be for the temple or for the Chozha Kings wellbeing.   

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Chozha Period Natarajar

Golden Chariot

Navakanda / Arikanda  Statue
---OM SHIVAYA NAMA---

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