Sunday, 6 August 2017

SRI DHENUPUREESWARAR TEMPLE, MADAMBAKKAM, CHENNAI – A HERITAGE VISIT.

30thJuly 2017
Even though I had been to this 10th Century Dhenupureeswarar Shiva Temple at Madampakkam several times, this heritage visit was an unique. The temple was built by Parakrama Chozha –II alias Sundara Chozha ( AD 954-971) and his minister Aniruddra Brahmadhirajan. Front Mandapam was built during Nayak Period.   Mr Krishna Kumar ( we used to address him fondly as KK ) led this 15 members of history enthusiasts group to this temple. It was a memorable visit, in which we visited MSS Gallery, Mampakkam Sri Muruganatheswarar Shiva Temple, Ottiyampakkam Sri Otteeswarar Shiva Temple,  Kovilanchery Muneeswarar, Pallavaram Dargah and Pallavaram Pallava Period Rock cut cave converted to mosque now. 

Mr KK explained us the unique features of the  reliefs on temple Pillars  of both Chola period and Nayak Period and the differences between the them. Some of the reliefs are, Sarabeswarar, Vinayagar, Veena Vinayagar, Shiva & Parvathy, Brahma with single head, 4 head and 5 head, Veerabathirar, Shiva with Veena, Hanuman, Naalvar on the four sides of the pillar, Gajasamharamurthy, Shiva’s family without Vinayagar, Kali, Arumugar, Murugan, Mahishamardini, Adhikaranandhi, Juraheswarar, Arthanareeswarar, Oorthuva Thandavar etc…

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It was interesting to note that Subramanya Gurukal also joined with us and shared many details of the reliefs and sculptors. He may be contacted for further details and his mobile number is 7338771203.

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 Shiva,  oorthuva Thandavr and Sarabeswarar

 Shiva Varaha vatham and Pickshadanar  

 Kali and Mahishamardhini

 Brahma with 4 hrad and 5 head 

 Veena Vinayagar & Siddhi Vinayagar 

 Subramaniyar and Aarumugar 

 Veerabathirar
Shiva linga in Veerabathirar’s crown
 Ashta thikku balakas
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---OM SHIVAYA NAMA---

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