Saturday, 4 July 2020

SRI ARDHANAREESWARAR TEMPLE/ ARULMIGU ARTHANAREESWARAR TEMPLE TIRUCHENGODE ( KODIMAADACHENGUNDRUR ), NAMAKKAL DISTRICT, TAMIL NADU.

This is the 262nd Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam  and 4th Shiva Sthalam in KONGU NADU. The details of my previous visit's post on this Sri Ardhanareeswarar temple was recorded in the same blog. The place was called as Thirukodimada Chengundrur ( கொடிமாடச்செங்குன்றூர் ) during 6th to 7th Century and now called as Tiruchengode. This is a Hill Shiva Temple where Sri Murugan is given equal importance with Lord Shiva. Thiruganasambandar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.

    வெந்தவெண் ணீறணிந்து விரிநூல் திகழ்மார்பில் நல்ல
    பந்தண வும்விரலாள் ஒருபாகம் அமர்ந்தருளிக்
    கொந்தண வும்பொழில்சூழ் கொடிமாடச் செங்குன்றூர் நின்ற
    அந்தண னைத் தொழுவார் அவலம் அறுப்பாரே
... திருஞானசம்பந்தர் தேவாரம்

The sthalapurana of this temple was written by Karmarga Pulavar in his Kongu mandala Sathagam.

    பணிமலையில் எழுந்தருளிப்
          பரைக்கொருபா கம்கொடுத்த பரிசின் தோற்றம்
    அணிமணித்தண்டு உச்சியின்மூன்று
          அங்குலியை வளைத்தமைத்த வனப்புக்கொப்பாம்
    மணிவரைமாது உமையிடத்து
          வைத்தணைத்து மகரகுழை வலத்தே நாலத்
    தணிவில் ஒளிதயங்கியதண்
          தரளமணித் தோடுஇருபால் ஆகித்தானே

... திருச்செங்கோட்டுப்புராணம்

Moolavar : Sri Arthanareeswrar
Consort   : Sri  Bagam Priyal
Murugan : Chengottu Velavar.


Some of the important features of this temple are….
There are about 1200 steps to reach the top of the hill shrine. Steps are neatly constructed. In some places rock was cut to form steps. There are about 9 mandapams to take rest and proceed to the top of the hill constructed through various castes. At one place a there is a relief of snake  about 20 feet length  cut on the rock and devotees used to do prayer with kungkumam.

The Rajagopuram is  of 5 tiers which can be viewed from distance. Moolavar is facing west, where as Chengottu Velavar is facing east with separate Dwajasthambam, Balipeedam and Peacock vahana. The mandapam pillars are beautifully chiseled with lots and lots of relief. Entrance to the moolavar sanndhi is from east. Balipedam, Rishabam and Dwajasthambam are visible through salaram/ Jala apposite to moolavar.

Main sanctum sanctorum Dwarapalakas are female on the left and male on the right. Since moolavar is of Arthanareeswarar there is no separate Ambal Sannadhi. Moolavar is of swayambu. Gurukkal showed Shiva’s thandam on the right and Jadamudi. Shiva is  on the right &  Ambal on the right and  Swamy & Ambal Pathams ( Legs  - silambu on one leg and Kazhal on one leg ).

In the inner prakaram  sannadhi for Dakshinamurthy, Khedhara Gowri Amman, Naari Ganapathi, Golden (Thanga) Chariot Urchavar, Durgai. In the outer prakaram sannadhi for Chengottuvelavar ( Vellai pashanam, swayambu moorthi ), Kumaresar, Navagrahas, Desikar, Mukkootu Vinayagar, Nageswarar, Aathikesava Perumal, Nalleesar, Pancha Lingas, Mallikarjunar, Sangameswarar,  Selva Vinayagar, Saptamatrikas, 63var, Vishnu Durgai, Kubera Lakshmi, Niruthi Vinayagar, Manonmani, Natarajar sabha, Kasi Viswanathar and Visalkshi, Adiseshan, Kala Bhairavar.  ( All the sannadhis are not in a sequence – scattered in the outer prakaram ).

Chengottuvelavar sannadhi is adjacent to moolavar sannadhi facing east. Arunagirinathar has sung Chengottu Velavar  in his Thirupukazh.

    அன்பாக வந்து உன்றாள்ப ணிந்து ஐம்பூத மொன்ற நினையாமல்
    அன்பால்மி குந்து நஞ்சாரு கண்க ளம்போரு கங்கள்            முலைதானும்
    கொந்தேமி குந்து வண்டாடி நின்று கொண்டாடுகின்ற குழலாரைக்
    கொண்டேநி னைந்து மன்பேது மண்டி குன்றாம லைந்து        அலைவேனோ
    மன்றாடி தந்த மைந்தாமி குந்த வம்பார் கடம்பை யனிவோனே
    வந்தேப ணிந்து நின்றார்ப வங்கள் வம்பே தொலைந்த          வடிவேலா
    சென்றேயி டங்கள் கந்தாஎ னும்பொசெஞ்சேவல் கொண்டு வரவேணும்
    செஞ்சாலி கஞ்ச மொன்றாய் வளர்ந்த செங்கோட மர்ந்த        பெருமாளே 


HISTORY AND INSCRIPTIONS
There are totally 38 inscriptions recorded at Tiruchengode. Of which 6 are considered as the earliest, belongs to Kovirajakesarivarman Adhitha Chozha-I. Rajendra Chozha-I, inscription starts with his meikeerthi திருமன்னிவளர.....”. There are nine inscriptions without the name of the King, but one starts with Koparakesari. In that inscription mentions Rajendra Chozha’s 18th year rule. Rajendra Chozha’s inscriptions are available from 5th to 28th Year Rule. These inscriptions mainly records the Donations made to this temple towards regular poojas, burning of perpetual lamps, Abhishekam, Naivedyam and celebration. 


The inscriptions also mentions the names of   Ekadasi Kanapperumakkal, Thiruvathirai Kanapperumakkal, Thiruvona kanapperumakkal, Thuvadasi Kanapperumakkal. These people looks after the important activities of the temple. Gold ( காசெட்டாங்கல் -  a measure ) will be offered to them and the interest will be used for feeding of Temple Brahmins on that particular Narshathra day like Thiruvonam, Thuvadisi, Ekadasi etc,. The Four inscriptions belongs to 13th Century, records that one lady Mooriamudhanar Ilangonadigal's  wife  Moori Kamakkanar donated totally 67 Kalanju gold towards feeding of Temple Brahmins, burning of Perpetual Lamps. Most of the inscriptions mentions the donation of gold towards feeding of Brahmins/ Andhanars of the temple. 

 

The Sadayavarman Sundara Pandyan–II ( 1283 CE ) , period 3 inscriptions are available in this temple. One of the inscription  records the name of  Ulagam Kaaththa Kannaiyan, who had done an extraordinary  act, a Hero Stone was installed ( Not in the temple but in the Mosque street ).

The 1552 CE Krishna Devaraya period  inscriptions records the appointment of officers and taxes levied. The Taxes includes 5 panam for agriculture people, Tax exempted for 2 years and from 3rd year 2 panam/ Thari – hand operated weaving machine  for the Kaikola Mudaliyars, and 1 panam for a house, totaling 3 panams ( inscription stone in Kailkolar street ).     


LEGEND
As per the legend Adisesha and Vayu fights themselves very often, due to this lot of disasters happened. To solve this the Sages gave the idea of prove themselves, who is great. Adisesha pressed the mount meru with it’s hood and Vayu has to release it by his valour. Since Vayu couldn’t release, he got angry and stopped blowing the air and ceased the air. With out air all the living things fainted. Sages and Celestial  requested Adisesha to release  his hold. As soon as Adisesha released its hood, Vayu forcefully bowed the air. Due to this Adisesha was thrown to earth in three pieces  with blood. The three places are Thiruvannamalai, Srilanka and Nagamalai also called as Tiruchengode.   

It is believed that the Prasatham of Devatheertham is distributed to the devotees which comes from the patham of moolavar. The story of Arthanareeswarar is associated with sage Brugu worshiping only Shiva, when Shiva and Parvati ( Sakthi ) are sitting together, Brugu worshiped Lord Shiva in the form of bee. Parvati thought the sage has not respected her, cursed the sage to loose his sakthi. The sage loosing his sakthi and fainted. Lord Shiva gave the sakthi with a third leg and told him Shiva cannot exists with out Sakthi. The result is the form of Arthanareeswarar. 

During Thirugnanasambandar’s visit, Tiruchengode people are infected with a decease Suram ( fever..?). He has sung the hymn starts with “ avvinaikku ivvinai- அவ்வினைக்கு இவ்வினை” and chased away the decease from that place. 

POOJAS AND CELEBRATIONS
The Golden Chariot will be pulled in the prakaram itself during important functions and prathosham days. The important functions like Vaikasi Visagam, Chitra Pournamai, Vinayagar Chathurthi, Kanda Sashti, Navaratri, Karthikai Deepam, Aruthra Dharisanam, Padithiruvizha, Masimaham, Mahashivaratri and Panguni Uthira Thiruvizha are celebrated in a grand manner.

TEMPLE TIMINGS:
The temple will be kept open 06.00 hrs to 18.00 hrs and Poojas are 08.00 hrs, 12.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs.

CONTACT DETAILS:
Temple office at base telephone number is 04288 – 255925 and Hill temple phone number is 9364229181.

HOW TO REACH:
The temple is about 3.8 KM from Tiruchengode bus Stand and 1.6 KM on foot path.
Temple bus is available from old and New Bus stand. The donation is Rs 20 to up and down. Can be utilized by those who cannot climb through steps.
Frequent buses are available from Salem, Namakkal, Erode (18 KM).
Tiruchengode is 37.9 KM from District head quarters, 18.0 KM Erode, 48.3 KM from Salem and 400 KM from Chennai
Nearest Railway Junction is Erode.  

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE : CLICK HERE



















--- OM SHIVAYA NAMA ---

Friday, 3 July 2020

SRI SANGAMESHWARAR TEMPLE / SANGAMESWARAR TEMPLE / ARULMIGU BHAVANI SANGAMESHWARAR TEMPLE, BHAVANI, ERODE DISTRICT, TAMIL NADU.

This is the 261st  Thevara Paadal Petra Shiva sthalam and 3rd sthalam of Kongu Nadu called Thirunana in ancient times and now called as Bhavani. ( For Details of my earlier Visit to Sri Sangameswarar temple ) Thirugnanasambandar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. Arunagirinathar has sung Thirupukazh on Subramaniyar of this temple.  The temple is located at the confluence of three rivers ( Triveni Sangamam ) called Cauvery, Bhavani and Agasa Ganga / Amudha ( which comes from the under ground  ). The locals refers this temple place as Kooduthurai.  


The Sthalapurana of this temple as per Kongu mandala Sthakangal

      பொன்னியே கங்கை யமுனையே பவானி பொருவரும் பராசரன் வகுத்த

      மின்னவிர் அமுத நதியே வானி அல்லது வேறல இந்தத்

      தன்நிகர் பிறிதுஇல் தலம் திரிவேணி சங்கமம் ஆதலால் தென்பால்

      கன்னிமா மதில்சூழ் காசியின் மேலாய்க் கவினுமிக் கடிநகர் அன்றே

( பவானித்தலபுராணம் )

The Thirugnanasambadar’s hymn on Lord Shiva of this temple goes like this.

      பந்தார் விரல்மடவாள் பாகமா

            நாகம் பூண்டு ஏறது ஏறி

      அந்தார் அரவணிந்த அம்மான்

            இடம்போலும் அந்தன் சாரல்

      வந்தார் மடம்ந்தி கூத்தாட

            வார்பொழில் வண்டு பாடச்

      செந்தேன் தெளியொளிரத் தேமாங்

            கனியுதிர்க்கும் திருநணாவே 

( Uma, who has the fingers to play balls, occupies one part of Lord Shiva and he wears the snakes around his body. The place was very pleasant to make the monkeys to dance, bees flies from flower to flower with its flying sound to gather honey and the fruits ripe on its own and fell on the ground is the place Thirunana )  

Arunagirinathar also praised Lord Muruga of this Thirunanaa ( Bhavani ) temple  also in his Thirupukazh.

      கலைமேவு ஞானப் பிரகாசக் கடலாடி ஆசைக்கடலேறி

      பலமாய வாதிற் பிறழாதே பதிஞான வாழ்வைத் தருவாயே

      மலைமேவு மாயக் குறமாதின் மனமேவு வாலக் குமரேசா

      சிலைவேட சேவற் கொடியேனே திருவாணிகூடற் பெருமாளே. 


Moolavar  : Sri Sangameswarar, Sri Sangameshwarar

Consort    : Sri Vedhanayagi, Pannarmozhiammai


Some of the important features of this temple are ....

Since the temple is located at the confluence of rivers Cauvery, Bhavani and Amudha, Lord Shiva is called as Sri Sangameshwarar also the place is known as Kooduthurai. The temple is facing east with an entrance from north side. Rishabam  is in a mandapam in front of 5 tier Rajagopuram, since the whole temple is considered as a Shiva Linga. At the entrance sannadhis are  for Kottai Vinayagar, Rajaganapathy and Muthukumarasamy. In the inner prakaram sannadhi for 63var, Panchabootha Lingas, Shani Bhagavan, Kasi Viswanathar and Arumugasamy. Bronze idols of Nayanmars which includes Somaskanda are a part of Urchavars.


In Jurahareshwara sannadhi moolavar Jurahareshwara is with three heads, three hands and three legs is the specialty of this temple and the dwarapalakas also has the similar features.


Kubera Linga, Amirtha Lingam, Sahasra Lingam, Gayathri Linga ( believed to be installed by saint Viswamithra ), Nagars with Jyeshta Devi, Sahasrara Linga Shrine ( 1008 Small Shiva Lingas carved on one Shiva Liva Linga ) are in the outer prakara. Sri Soundaranayaki udanurai Sri Adhikesava Perumal and Yoga Narasimhar sannadhis are after the entrance of  Rajagopuram with a mandapam.


HISTORY AND INSCRIPTION

The inscriptions recorded in Erode District inscription, Volume-I, are written now and the earlier  inscriptions will be up dated latter.  As per the 17th Century inscriptions  The inscriptions belongs to 1640 CE Ketti Mudali Nalludaiappar Immudi Ketti Mudali and his wife,  1741 CE, Mysore Krishna Raja Wodayar,  16th Century Vijayanagara Krishnadevarayar, 1629 CE without  mentioning the name of the King and 1804 CE Willam Garrow, a British Collector.


During Ketti Mudali period, Prakara or the circumambulatory path, Lord Shiva’s Shrine Nirutha mandapa, Sikaram ( Vimana ?), Ambal Vedhanayaki’s shrine Sanctum Sanctorum, arthamandapa, Mahamandapam, Kumarar Temple ( Subramaniyar ?), Vasantha Mandapa, Gopura walls, Yaga Sala and Shasrara Linga ( 1008 Linga on one Linga ) are established.


The Ambal Pannar Mozhi Ammani’s  sannadhi arthamandapam was built by Immudi Ketti Mudali’s wife and the sthapathi is Narayana Achari, who is the son of  Kuruva Achari and Rangappa Achri’s brother.


During Vijayanagara period, the  ruler of this region Vaalarasa Wodayar, under Krishna Devaraya built the compound wall. This inscription is in the form of Venba Song.

            வானிகூ டல்பதிக்கு வாலரா சன்மகிழ்

            ஆன திருமதிளுண் டாக்கினான்நாநிலமெண்

            சென்னரா சன்புதல்வன் சீமான் திருவகைந்

            தன்மரா சன்அருளால் தான்    


The Subramaniyar temple, Vahana – Peacock mandapa and the peacock was built in 1689 CE by one Kanthappan who is the grand son of Kanthappan and son of Athiyanna Pillai, belongs to Athreya Gothra.


There is a story of Ambal's  oonjal /Swing / cot made of elephant's ivory tusk. A Cot made of elephant's ivory tusk was gifted by the then British Collector of Coimbatore in 1804 CE. Since foreigners were not allowed to enter inside the temple, William Garrow, had the dharshan of Ambal through holes made on the wall opposite to Ambal’s shrine from out side. On one rainy night he was sleeping in his bungalow. He happened  to see a small girl was calling him to come out side. When he came out side,  the room collapsed immediately and found the Girl was also disappeared. He concluded that the small Girl must be none other than  Ambal. As a token of thanks giving  for saving his life, William Garrow gifted a golden cot to Ambal shrine  on 11-01-1804.  


LEGEND

This is one of the parikara sthalam for Raghu and kethu. It is believed that if one Pray Lord Shiva will get a boon, to remove marriage obstacles, Sevvai dosha, Naga dosha, Navagraha dosha,  etc. It is also believed that to get rid of Raghu and Kethu doshas, people do abhisheka to Sahasrara Linga.  


Lord Shiva gave dharshan to Kubera in the form of Swayambu Linga under the  sthala Viruksha jujuba Tree.


The unique feature of this temple is the Jurahareswarar shrine. Devotees offer Rice, Pepper Rasam and Araikeerai Kootu ( mixture of spinach & dhal ) to Jurahareswara to get relieved from fever. They also offer pepper and cummin seeds to get rid of  chronic gastric ailments and worship with bilva leaves.   


POOJAS AND CELEBRATIONS

Apart from regular poojas, 13 days car festival in the Tamil month Chithirai  ( April – May ), Adiperukku ( Tamil  month’s Aadi, 18th day – when the Mettur dam is open water in Cauvery river for the delta irrigation ), New moon days, on Eclipse days, English & Tamil New Year days, Pongal in Thai month and Deepavali are celebrated in a grand manner.


TEMPLE TIMINGS

The temple will be kept open from 06.00 hrs to 13.00 hrs and 16.30 hrs to 20.30 hrs.


CONTACT DETAILS :

The Land line and mobile numbers are 04256 230192 and 98432 48588.

Temple’s Web site : http://www.bhavanisangameswarartemple.tnhrce.in/


HOW TO REACH :

The temple is about 2.5 KM meters from Bhavani Bus Stand.

Frequent buses are available from ERODE, Perundurai, Mettur, Salem and Gobichettipalayam.

The temple is about 16 KM from Erode, 31 KM from Perundurai, 34 KM from Gobichettipalayam, 64 KM from Salem, 100 KM from Coimbatore and about 420 KM from the State Capital Chennai ( Madras )

Nearest Railway station is Erode.


LOCATION  :CLICK HERE 


Moolavar Vimanam view from Sthalaviruksham Ilanthai maram / Jujuba Tree

Temple complex view

Moolavar Vimanam view from Sthalaviruksham Ilanthai maram / Jujuba Tree

Temple complex view




North side Rajagopuram after sunset


Rajagopuram on the south side - River side

Shasrara linga Shrine

Cauvery River with bathing view 

Devotees Taking holy water from Cauvery River for Temple consecration 

Sun set  - Bhavani river

--- OM SHIVAYA NAMA---

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

KASI VISWANATHAR TEMPLE / KAASI VISWANATHAR TEMPLE, SARVA THEERTAM KULAM, KANCHIPURAM, TAMIL NADU.

21st February 2020.
The list of Shiva temples in and around Kanchipuram with link to Google Photos, Location link on Google Map and Location QR Code are posted already in this blog. The visit to the above Temples on the banks of Sarva Theertam  Kulam was as a part of 2020 Maha Shivaratri Temples Visit, on 21st February 2020.This Gangadheeswarar temple is on the eastern  banks of Sarva Theertam Kulam.

This Sri Kasi Viswanathar temple is on the west banks of Sarva Theertam Kulam. The 18th Century saint Sri Sivagnana Swamikal, had written the sthalapurana of this temple in Kanchipuranam under Sarva Theerta Padalam.

46. சர்வ தீர்த்தப்படலம் (1619 - 1644)
1619   இருட்கொடும் பிறவி மாற்றும் இலகுளீச் சரமீ றாகத்
      தருக்கறு காட்சி யோகா சாரியர் தளிகள் சொற்றாம்
      மருத்துத மலர்மேற் பூத்த வளம்புனல் குடைவோர் தங்கள்
      கருத்தவிர் சருவ தீர்த்தக் கரைபொலி தலங்கள் சொல்வாம் 1

1639 விசுவநாதேச்சரம்
      பாற்றினம் மிடைந்த கூர்வாய்ப் படைமழுக் குடங்கைப் புத்தேள்
      மாற்றருங் கருணை முந்நீர் வாரியின் நிறைந்து தேங்கும்
      நாற்றிசை அணவுஞ் சீர்த்தி நளிபுனல் சருவ தீர்த்த
      மேற்றிசைக் கரைக்கண் மேவும் விச்சுவ நாதத் தானம்  

1640   மலர்தைல உலகின் முக்கண் வானவன் இனிது வைகுந்
      தலமெலாம் மருவுங் காஞ்சி விச்சுவ நாதன் றன்பால்
      கலிபுகழ் விசுவ நாத முதல்வனுங் காசி தன்னில்
      இலகொளி மாடக் காஞ்சி நகரமெக் கினிதென் றண்ணி

1641   வெள்ளிவெண் கயிலை யாதி இடங்களின் மேன்மை சான்ற
      அள்ளலம் பழனக் காஞ்சி யணிநகர்ச் சருவ தீர்த்தப்
      பள்ளநீர்க் கரைக்கண் எய்தி வைகினன் பரிவால் அங்கண்
      வள்ளலைத் தொழுது முத்தி மண்டபங் காண்போர் முத்தர்  

Moolavar  : Sri Kasi Viswanathar

Some of the salient features of this temple are...
The temple is facing east with  and entrance arch. Balipedam and Nandhi, Vinayagar, Sri Valli Devasena Subramaniyar are in the center of Muthi / Mukthi Mandapam.  Moolavar is in the Sanctum Sanctorum facing east. A Pallava period icon of Somaskandar is on the back side wall of sanctum sanctorum. 

There are 9 Bas reliefs on the south side wall, 5 bas reliefs are on the west side wall and 3 bas-reliefs are on the north side wall. Mahishasuramardini, Maha Vishnu, Vinayagar, Murugan, Dakshinamurthy, Sandikeswarar  and Bhairavar are also there.

The temple consists of sanctum Sanctorum, arthamandapa and a Mukthimandapa. The Mukthi mandapa pillars are of 4 and 8 flat faces. It is believed that the original temple was built during 7th to 8th Century Pallava period.

LEGEND:
It is believed that all the Shiva temples of this universe are in the Mukthi mandapa in the form of Suksma / Cutcumam. This temple is the best when compared with Kasi. Also it is believed that the Mukthi mandapa which was not destroyed even during piralaya. Those who getup in the early morning and worship Lord Shiva in this mandapa will obtain mukthi.   

1642  முத்தி மண்டபம்
      மண்டப வருநாள் செல்லாக் காஞ்சிமா நகரின் மூன்று
      மண்டபந் திகழும் முத்தீச் சரத்தெதிர் வயங்கும் முத்தி
      மண்டபம் ஒன்று சார்வ தீர்த்தத்தின் மருங்கு முத்தி
      மண்டபம் ஒன்று கண்டோர் தமக்கெலாம் வழங்கும் முத்தி 

TEMPLE TIMINGS:
Since orukala / one time pooja is conducted the opening and closing times are un predictable.  

HOW TO REACH:
This temple is on the bank of Sarva Theertam Kulam and Kanchipuram to Vellore Road.
About 2.4 KM from Kanchipuram Bus stand, 2.0 KM from Kanchipuram Railway Station, 27 KM from Arakkonam Railway Junction and 75 KM from Chennai Central Station.
Nearest Railway Station is Kanchipuram and Nearest Railway Junction is Arakkonam.

LOCATION: CLICK HERE

PC- Babu mano
Pc- Babu mano
--- OM SHIVAYA NAMA---

Monday, 29 June 2020

GANGADEESWARAR TEMPLE, SARVA THEERTAM KULAM, KANCHIPURAM, TAMIL NADU.

21st February 2020.
The list of Shiva temples in and around Kanchipuram with link to Google Photos, Location link on Google Map and Location QR Code are posted already in this blog. The visit to the above Temples on the banks of Sarva Theertam  Kulam was as a part of 2020 Maha Shivaratri Temples Visit, on 21st February 2020.This Gangadheeswarar temple is on the eastern  banks of Sarva Theertam Kulam.

The 18th Century saint Sri Sivagnana Swamikal, had written the sthalapurana of this temple in Kanchipuranam under Sarva Theerta Padalam.

46. சர்வ தீர்த்தப்படலம் (1619 - 1644)
1619   இருட்கொடும் பிறவி மாற்றும் இலகுளீச் சரமீ றாகத்
      தருக்கறு காட்சி யோகா சாரியர் தளிகள் சொற்றாம்
      மருத்துத மலர்மேற் பூத்த வளம்புனல் குடைவோர் தங்கள்
      கருத்தவிர் சருவ தீர்த்தக் கரைபொலி தலங்கள் சொல்வாம் 1

1638 கங்காவரேச்சரம்
      மற்றதன் கரையின் கீழ்பால் வருணெனம் பெருமான் றன்னை
      முற்றிழைக் கங்கை யாளோ டிருத்திமுன் தொழுது நீருள்
      உற்றுறை உயிர்க்கும் நீர்க்கும் ஒருதனித் தலைவ னாகப்
      பெற்றனன் அதன்பேர் கங்கா வரமெனப் பிறங்கு மாலோ

Moolavar  : Sri Gangadeeswarar

Some of important details are...
The temple is facing west with and entrance from south. Balipedam and Nandhi are infront of Sanctum sanctorum. Moolavar in the sanctum is little large. Sri Vinayagar and Sri Valli Devasena Subramaniyar are in the arthamandapa.

The Temple consists of Sanctum and arthamandapam. An Ekathala vesara Vimana is on the sanctum Sanctorum. In griva koshtam stucco images of Dakshinamurthy, Maha Vishnu, Brahma and Durgai. The 8 Rishabas and 8 Vimana Thankis ( Baravaahaa)  are on the eight directions on the Vimana.  It is believed that the original temple was built during 7th to 8th Century Pallava period.

LEGEND:
Varuna along with Sri Ganga Devi, worshiped Lord Shiva of this temple. Varuna heads this earth’s requirement of water and the living things in the water. Hence Lord Shiva is called as Gangadheeswarar. 

TEMPLE TIMINGS:
Since orukala /one time pooja is conducted the opening and closing times are un predictable.  

HOW TO REACH:
This temple is on the bank of Sarva Theertam Kulam and Kanchipuram to Vellore Road.
About 2.4 KM from Kanchipuram Bus stand, 2.0 KM from Kanchipuram Railway Station, 27 KM from Arakkonam Railway Junction and 75 KM from Chennai Central Station.
Nearest Railway Station is Kanchipuram and Nearest Railway Junction is Arakkonam.

LOCATION: CLICK HERE


--- OM SHIVAYA NAMA---