Wednesday, 12 July 2017

SRI ADHIKESAVA PERUMAL TEMPLE , CHINTADRIPET, CHENNAI. - ON THE BANKS OF RIVER KOOVAM

09th July 2017.
This week end temples visits was to the temples at Chintadripet and Pudupet area on the banks of river Koovam. Chinna - thari - Pettai ( ie the hand operated weaving machine in Tamil is called as Thari  and Chinna means small ) was changed to Chintadripet.   Visited 5 temples by walk from Chintadripet suburban railway station. The first two temples visited are  18th century Vishnu and a Shiva temple.

Moolavar : Sri Aadhikesava Perumal.
Thayar    : Sri Aadhi Lakshmi

Some of the important details are...
The temple is facing east with an entrance arch. Deepasthambam, Palipedam, Dwajasthambam and Garudan  are after the entrance arch. This temple shares some of the common facilities like temple tank,  with the adjacent Shiva temple.

In the outer prakaram chakarathalwar, Thayar Aadhi Lakshmi sannadhi, Aandal, Anjaneyar. The Sanctum sanctorum was built with sanctum, arthamandapam and a muka mandapam.  Vimana over the sanctum is called Ananda Vimana. Sridevi Bhoodevi are with moolavar and urchavars are in front of Moolavar.

One of the pillars in the muka mandapa has the relief of Pickshadanar, an another form of Lord shiva. Since both the temples were  constructed during the same period, pillars might have interchanged.

The temple, along with the adjacent Aadhipureeswara Shiva temple was built by Audiyappa Narayana, a dubash to the British asper British’s Govt. This is to motivate weavers to get residence around these two temples. These temples were built at a cost of 18000 pagodas  during 1730s.
( Some of the details Ref: The book on 'The Gods of Holy River koovam' by Priya Baskaran )

TEMPLE TIMINGS:
The temple will be kept opened between 07.00 hrs to 11.30 hrs and 17.00 hrs to 20.30 Hrs.

CONTACT DETAILS:
The mobile number may be contacted for further details. 9840337834.

HOW TO REACH:
The temple is about a KM from Chintadripet suburban railway station
Right side off Arunachala Street, on Nainiappa street.

LOCATION:CLICK HERE





 Urchava mandapam



A relief of pickshadanar, another form of Lord Shiva in the mandpam pillar. Shiva temple pillar might have inter changed during construction. 

---OM SHIVAYA NAMA---

No comments:

Post a Comment