09th October 2016.
Then we came to the interesting part of our temples visit at Aragalur, a Shiva and a Perumal temple. These two temples are of very old and the details are as follows.
SRI KARI VARADHARAJA PERUMAL, ARAGALUR.
Iraivan : Sri Karivaradharaja Perumal
Thayar : Sri Komala valli Thayar.
Some of the important details are…
The Temple is facing west with a thirukulam at the front.
The Rajagopuram is of 3 tiers and Anjaneyar sannadhi is at front on road side.
Palipedam, Garudalvar and Dwajasthambam are in front of the sanctum Sanctorum.
On the left Sannadhi for Andal and Sri Komalavalli Thayar on the right on an elevated athisdanam.
The Sanctum Sanctorum consists of a a rectangular, Arthamandapam and a Muka mandapam. In the muka mandapam stucco statues of Perumal’s 10 avatharas and a Buddha. It was believed that Buddha is another incarnation of Perumal. The Muka mandapam was constructed during Nayak period and their official embalm may be seen on the ceiling.
Moolavar Sri Varadharaja Perumal is in a standing posture with Sridevi and Boodevi in the sanctum.
There are 9 Inscriptions of Chozha, Pandya and Vanakovaraiyars period on the walls of the sanctum. The temple was constructed by Ponparapina Vanakovaraiyar and Punniyavaati for the welfare of their family in 12th century
The story of the temple goes like this. Once this place was very fertile and people had forgotten to worship Lord Vishnu. To teach lesson Vishnu asked Varuna the god of Rain to stop in that area. People realized their fault and prayed Vishnu. Lord Vishnu appeared in the form of dark cloud and rained. The area became like before.
The temple will be kept open between 06.00 Hrs to 08.30 Hrs and 17.00 Hrs to 20.00 Hrs. This depends on the devotees attendance.
The land line and mobile numbers may be contacted for further details +91 4282 260248 and +91 9994631830
HOW TO REACH :
Bus facility is available from Salam Attur, Thalaivassal and Kallakurichi.
Route Bus nos 6 and 31 is available from Attur Bus stand.
Sharadha a private bus also runs from Attur to Aragalur.
Mini bus facility is available from Thalaivasal and V. Koot Road.
LOCATION :CLICK HERE
To day’s Temple dharshan and heritage visit ends with the dharshan of Sri Karivaradha Raja Perumal. I extend my sincere thanks to Mr Venkatesh, Selvam Medicals of Aragalur and Mr Kalai Selvan, who had taken care of us and took us to the temples and explained the details & importance of the temples. A big thanks for both of them.
--- OM SHIVAYA NAMA---