Monday, 9 April 2018


08th April 2018.
This is also one of the lesser known temples of Kanchipuram. This temple is  dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Iraivan : Sri Juragareswarar.

Some of the important details are…
The temple is facing east with a 3 tier Rajagopuram. The sanctum sanctorum is 3 steps below the ground level. Palipedam and Nandhi mandapam are in front. The entrance to the sanctum is from sides. The sanctum sanctorum consists of sanctum and arthamandapam. The sactum is of eleiptical shape on a padma pedam. The  2 tier brick vimana is also in eliptical shape with three kalasa. Stucco images of various forms shiva are on the Vimana. The sanctum has the niches, but with out any koshta moorthams.

The architecture of the temple is worth to see. There are three exquisite crafted windows on the sides of sanctum sanctorum. Sanganidhi and Padmanidhi are at the entrance of arthamandapam. The temple is under the control of ASI ( Archeological Survey of India ). It was told that the temple was located as per the agama. It is believed that fever related ailments will get cured if one worships lord Shiva of this temple.

As per the inscriptions of  Vikrama Chozha, it may be presumed that the temple exists before his rule and built by Chozhas.  The temple is also referred as “Suravattaramudaiya Nayanar”.

The temple will be kept opened between 07.00 hrs to 11.30 Hrs and 16.30 hrs to 20.30 hrs.

For pooja the following mobile nambers may be contacted 9994193853, 9842804545, 9786908777 and 9382606774.

This temple is about 500 meters from Sri Ekambaranathar Temple on the Sannadhi Street.


REFERENCE : A book on Nagareshu Kanchi, a retrospective on Kanchipuram compiled by Prof Madhusudhanan Kalaiselvan.

 Stone window

 Inch relief 


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