08th April 2018.
This temple is popularly known as Guru Koil otherwise known as Kayarohaneswarar temple of Kanchipuram. This Kayarohana cult is the branch of Saiva Pasupatha tradition. It is believed that Kayarohanam was originated from a place called Karvar, in Gujrat and spread up to south part of India. There are three Kayarohana temples in Tamil Nadu and the other two temples are at Nagapatinam and Kumbakonam.
Iraivan : Sri Kayarohaneswarar.
Iraivi : Sri Kamalambigai.
Some of the important details are….
This is a Guru Parikara sthalam and one of the spatha sthana sthalams of Kanchipuram.
This temple is facing east with an entrance arch and sudhai nandhi in front. A 3 tier Rajagopuram is at the entrance of the main temple. Palipedam and Nandhi Mandapam are immediately after the Rajagopuram. The Sanctum sanctorum consists of Sanctum, Antarala and Arthamandapam. Natarajar is in arthamandapam. Brahma, Vishnu and Somaskandhar are on the back side of moolavar. In koshtam Vinayagar, Dhakshinamurthy, Vishnu, Brahma and Durgai. A Gajabirushta vimana is on the sanctum and this is the only temple in Kanchipuram has such kind of vimana.
In the outer prakaram sannadhi for Karpaga Vinayagar, Valli devasena Subramaniyar, Mahalakshmi, Navagrahas, Bairavar, Suryan, Sudhai Guru Bhagavan, Guru Sannadhi, Naalvar, Nagars, Maviratha Lingas and Balamurugan. An east facing Lingabeswarar temple is also constructed abutting the outer wall of the Temple.
From the inscriptions the temple belongs to 11th century and latter developed in different stages. The Kumbhabhishekam was conducted in in the recent years.
The temple will be kept opened between 07.00 hrs to 10.00 hrs and 16.45 hrs to 19.30 hrs.
The mobile no 8883756914 may be contacted for further details.
HOW TO REACH :
The temple is about 3 KM from Bus stand
At the end of Thaiyarkullam street.
REFERENCE : A book on Nagareshu Kanchi, a retrospective on Kanchipuram compiled by Prof Madhusudhanan Kalaiselvan.
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