Tuesday, 10 April 2018

SRI MATHANGESWARAR TEMPLE, KANCHIPURAM.


08th April 2018.
This is also one of the lesser known temples of Kanchipuram near Bus stand.
Iraivan : Sri Mathangeswarar

Some of the important details are…
This temple is facing east with out any entrance arch or Rajagopuram. The sanctum sanctorum consists of sanctum and and open Muka mandapam. On the sanctum, there is a 3 tier Nagara Vesara Vimana. The sanctum sanctorum  is on an elevated level with 9 steps. Moolavar is of Tharalingam and somaskandhar is on the back wall of  moolavar. The open arthamandapam is supported with 4 lion pillars and 4 lion pilasters. The temple was built with sand stone.

In the mandapam apart from Dwarabalakas, panels of various leelas of Lord Shiva. Ravana anugraga murthy, Ganga Visarjana, Gajasamhara, Jalanthara samhara, Uthuvadhandavamurti are worth to watch. The outer north and west walls has the reliefs of  Chandesa Anugrahamurthy, Durga, Yogamurti, Gandhara, Matamurti.  An elobarate panel of Lingothbhavar is on the west wall. This temple is very much similar to Sri Muktheswarar  temple.

As per the inscriptions scholars feel that the temple was started during Rajasimha and completed during Nandhivarma-II  period.

TEMPLE TIMINGS:
Un predictable..

HOW TO REACH:
This temple is on the Hospital road near Bus stand and the entrance is through a small lane.

LOCATION:CLICK HERE

REFERENCE : A book on Nagareshu Kanchi, a retrospective on Kanchipuram compiled by Prof Madhusudhanan Kalaiselvan.

 Jalantharan Samharam
 Gajasamharamurthy 
 Somaskandhar
Urthuvathandavar


 Lingothbhavar 

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