Thursday, 17 November 2016

SRI CHANDRA PRABHA THEERTHANGAR TEMPLE & SRI NAGESWARASWAMY SHIVA TEMPLE, IN SEARCH OF HISTORY, KONGU MANDALAM, KURUPPA NADU - A HERITAGE VISIT

12th November 2016.
After our visit to Kumarikal Palayam, our original plan was to visit 4 temples in Vijayamangalam. But due to short of time we skipped both  Sri Karivaradharaja Perumal Temple and Sri Vijayapuri Amman Temple. Along with us ( M/s Srinivasan, Raja and Gowthami ) Mr Nandhakumar, a history enthusiast  from Erode also joined for this Vijayamangalam temples. For further and detailed descriptions please visit my post of this same blog  CLICK HERE

SRI CHANDRA PRABHA THEERTHANGAR TEMPLE  
Compared to my previous visit the Archaeological Survey of India ( ASI ) had erected fence around the temple. Except this there is no much change and the stolen main deity was not recovered so far.

 Adhinathar 

The main sanctum without deity Sri Chandra Bhagwan Digambarar



 Sri Dharmadevi 

 Looks like Garuda bhagwan










SRI NAGESWARASWAMY SHIVA TEMPLE
Compared to my previous visit, Kumbhabhishekam was performed to main temple and Amman temple after renovation. The damaged wall between Main sanctum and Amman temple was reconstructed. But still Sapthamathakal reliefs are not installed. The ground level was raised around Amman temple and concreted. Some of the inscriptions at the base of Amman temple are submerged in the concrete and will visible no more. The Rajagopuram construction is still in progress.

During our visit devotees thronged in large numbers at Shiva temple  for Sani prathosham. 



 The Nagars relief on the back of sanctum

 The Saptha mathakkal

 The Saptha mathakkal









 This relief was taken from Sri Karivaradharajaperumal Temple
  
After our day long visit to the temples and historical places, we exhausted completely and we had taken rest for our next day trekking to Thiruchengodu hills to explore the inscriptions and Jains presence on the hill.
……………. To be Continued ( Tiruchengode )

---OM SHIVAYA NAMA---

1 comment: