Monday, 16 October 2017

SRI KASI VISWANATHAR TEMPLE, KULIKARAI, THIRUVARUR.

16th October 2017.
This Shiva Temple was planned to visit on 14th Oct 17, after the dharshan of Sri Venkatachalapathy of Pulivalam. This was a part of Thiruvarur Temples visit organised by RATHAM for Prof. Madhusudhanan Kalaichelvan. It was raining very heavily when we reached near the Village and Could not approach due to water logging on the roads leading to the Village, so   we returned back to Thiruvarur. After confirming with the Sivachariyar, had been the temple again on 15th October 2017.  Though the temple has to be opened  from 17.30 hrs, Sivachariyar kept opened the temple around 16.30hrs for us. Had the dharshan of Sri Kasi Viswanathar and Mr Bharat  & mr Sunil sang the song composed by Muthusamy Dhekshithar  on Lord Shiva of this temple.

Iraivan : Sri Kasi Viswanathar
Iraivi    : Sri Visalakshi
Some of the important features of this temple are...

The temple is facing east with a 2 tier Rajagopuram without Dwajasthambam. The Sanctum sanctorum consists of Sanctum, Antarala, Arthamandapam, Mahamandapam and a Muka/ Narthana mandapam. 

In the outer prakaram sannadhi for Sandikeswarar ( Two ), Gajalakshmi, Kala Bairavar, Shiva Lingas , Navagrahas aare in a single line facing moolavar ( west Direction ). In Maha mandapam sannadhi for Sri Bhoodevi & sridevi samedha Sri Perumal, Naalvar, Arthanaresswarar, Vinayagar and Sri Valli Devasena  Sri Subramaniyar. Sri Natarajar and Kali stucco releiefs are on the outer prakaram wall.  Abutting Mahamandapam sannadhi for Natarajar and Somaskandar.  Sri Chakra is painted on the ceiling in front of Amman and Moolavar sannadhi.

In koshtam, Ganapathy, Dhakshinamurthy, Lingothbavar, Brahma and Durgai. Moolavar is little short, swayambu and was brought by M/s Bhava family from Kasi about 300 years before. The present Sivachariyar is the 4th generation  priest looking after the poojas. Moolavar is under a rudhraksha mandapam. 

Kumbhabhishekam was conducted recently on 08-09-2016. It was learnt that  Sri Muthusamy Dheekshithar stayed in this temple for some time and composed songs on Shiva of this temple.

TEMPLE TIMINGS:
The temple will be kept opened between 07.00 hrs to 11.00 hrs and 17.30 Hrs to 20.30 hrs.

CONTACT DETAILS:
Thyagaraja Gurukkal may be contacted for further details and his mobile number is 9952538193.

HOW TO REACH :
Kulikarai is on the train route and Thiruvarur to Thanjavur
Bus is available from Thiruvarur.

LOCATION:CLICK HERE









 Navagrahas in a single row facing moolavar 

 Sri Chakra was painted on the Ceiling 

 Two sandikeswarars 
Copper plate
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