Thursday, 21 September 2017

SRI MALLEESWARAR TEMPLE AT KARASANGAL. NEAR PADAPPAI, CHENNAI.

 17th September 2017.
On the way to manimangalam happened to see this village Karasangal. Enquired the local people about any old temple. They guided me to this Shiva Temple. When I went to the temple the Sivachariyar was preparing for the orukala morning pooja and some devotees preparing for the mutrum othuthal ( Reciting the complete Thiruvasakam sung by Manikkavasakar ). I was fortunate to worship lord Shiva on the pradhosham day.

Iraivan: Sri Malleeswarar
Iraivi   : Maragathambigai
Some of the important features of this temple are....

The temple is facing east with and entrance arch on the south side.. nandhi, palipedam and Deepa sthambam with Nandhi playing miruthangam relief  are in front of the mandapam.

The sanctum sanctorum consists of sanctum, antrala and muka mandapam. The temple was built with brick and plastered with lime. In KoshtamNarthana Vinayagar, Dhakshinamurthy, Mahavishnu, Brahma and Durgai. A relief of squatting lion ( similar to Pallava period ) is installed on the wall of the sanctum below Brahma.

In the prakaram sanndhi for Karpaga Vinayagar ( in front there are 4 half pillars standing seems to be of very old ), Valli devasena subramaniyar with elephant vahana and Navagrahas. Ambala is in a separate sannadhi  facing south.

Gurukal claims that the temple is of 400 to 500 years old. ( may be much more older too ). It was told that 10,008 Lamps will be lit during maha shiva rathiri day and celebrated in grand manner. 

TEMPLE TIMINGS:
The temple will be kept opened between 07.00 hrs to 09.00 hrs.

CONTACT DETAILS:
Gurukkal Suresh & Gunasekar may be contacted for further details on the mobile number 9443288870.

HOW TO REACH:
This Village Karasangal is on the bus route Padappai to Thiruvallur about 5 KM from Padappai and the temple is about 2 KM from Main road bus stop.
Autos are available from Padappai, which is nearest known place nearest to Karasangal.
Town bus 52 H  from Pozhichalur to Manimangalam passes through the Village. All the buses  from Thambaram to Oragadam passes through Padappai.

LOCATION:CLICK HERE



 Old Pillars Standing front of Sri Vinayagar sannadhi



 Elephant vahana in front of Valli devasena subramaniyar sannadhi 

 Deepa sthambam 

 Nandhi is playing miruthangam

Squatting Lion ( Is it similar to Pallava period Lion?)
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