25th February 2018.
The Shiva temple Sri Rajarajecharam, Thanjai has many unique features. One such unique feature is the Ashtathik Balakas installed in small sannadhis around the prakara ( Thiruchutru malaikai ). Indra’s sannadhi is abutting the Rajarajan entrance Rajagopuram. Indran is in sukasana sitting posture with vajrayutham ( the sannadhi was kept locked ).
On the south east of prakara is the Agnithevar’s sannadhi ( Inside madapalli ). He is in sitting posture and found in damaged conditions, in spite of that Agnithevar looks cute. Agnithevar is in yoga posture with yogapatti holding akkamala in one hand and amuthakalasam on the other. He has long beard with fire jwala on the head. The thiruvasi on the back is also in half broken condition. Yema and Niruthi are completely damaged during Malik-ka-Fur invasion. Varuna is sitting on a lotus with one leg folded. He holds pasa on one hand and the right hand is in varatha hastham. Crown is found in damaged condition.
On the North west corner sannadhi for Vayu is in damaged condition. On the North east direction Eesannan sitting in sukasana posture on a lotus. Both the hands are in broken condition. The crown looks very beautiful.
---OM SHIVAYA NAMA---