23rd April 2018.
After the dharshan of Sri Karukkinil Amarnthaval, while returning to Bus stand happened to see the front mandapam of this temple through Rajagopuram. The mandapam was built with Nayak period Kodungai. This made me to peep in to this temple.
Iraivan : Sri Sidheeswarar
Some of the important features of this temple are…
This temple is facing east with a 2 tier rajagopuram on the road side. Palipedam and Nandhi are immediately after the Rajagopuram. In the prakaram sannadhi for Vinayagar, Valli devasena Subramaniyar and nagars. While doing renovation niches are not provided for koshta moorthams and are inslled separately. In koshtam Vinayagar, Dhakshinamurthy, Vishnu, Brahma and Durgai.
Moolavar is little large swayambu about 4 feet tall. Siddhar sudhai statues are in the mandapam along with Kasi Viswanathar.
As per the legend, When Iraivi with turmeric kappu ( paste applied on her body ) was doing thabas on the banks of river Kambai, the turmeric paste on her body dissolved in to the water and turned to yellow. Lord shiva appeared in the form of Linga on the banks of river with turmeric paste dissolved water called as Turmeric water koothar ( Manjal neer koothar ). From another legend, Iraivan was worshiped by the Siddhars and got many siddhis, hence Iraivan is called as Siddheesar. It is believed that one will be relived from births, who takes bath in Sidheertham and worship Lord Shiva ( a well in side the temple ) on Saturday and Sundays.
The temple was built with simple walls without adhistanam ( may be done during renovations ). Both granite and sand stones are used on sanctum walls. The front mandapa was built during Nayak period with Kodungai. Above the koshta relief of respective moortham are shown in the thorana. It was claimed that the temple was built during Chozha Period but inscriptions are not found anywhere.
The temple will be kept opened between 07.00 hrs to 11.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs to 20.00 hrs.
HOW TO REACH:
The temple is on the Vallal Pachaiappan Mudali Street, near Pachaiappan’s School.
Just a KM distance from Bus Stand.
Dhakshinamurthy in makara Thorana above Dhakshinamurthy Koshtam
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