Thursday, 1 March 2018

LOKABALARS OTHERWISE KNOWN AS ASHTATHIK BALAKAS – SRI RAJARAJECHARAM, THANJAI – CHOZHAMANDALA VARALATRU THEDAL KUZHU - A HERITAGE WALK


25th February 2018.
The Shiva temple Sri Rajarajecharam, Thanjai has many unique features. One such unique feature is the Ashtathik Balakas  installed in small sannadhis  around the prakara ( Thiruchutru malaikai ). Indra’s sannadhi is abutting the Rajarajan entrance Rajagopuram. Indran is in sukasana  sitting posture with vajrayutham  ( the sannadhi was kept locked ).

On the south east of prakara  is the Agnithevar’s sannadhi ( Inside madapalli ). He is in sitting posture and found in damaged conditions, in spite of that Agnithevar looks cute.  Agnithevar is in yoga posture with yogapatti holding akkamala in one hand and amuthakalasam on the other. He has long beard with fire jwala on the head. The thiruvasi on the back is also in half broken condition. Yema and Niruthi are completely  damaged during Malik-ka-Fur invasion.  Varuna is sitting on a lotus with one leg folded. He holds pasa on one hand and the right hand is in varatha hastham. Crown is found in damaged condition.

On the North west corner sannadhi for Vayu is in damaged condition.  On the North east direction  Eesannan sitting in sukasana posture on a lotus. Both the hands are in broken condition. The crown looks very beautiful.
Agni 

Eesanan
---OM SHIVAYA NAMA---