23rd April 2018
This is one of the 1000 and odd temples of Kanchipuram and this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. On the way to Kanchipuram bus stand from sri Brahmapureeswarar temple the auto driver took me to this temple on the Punniyakotteeswarar street.
Iraivan : Sri Punniyakotteeswarar
Some of the important features of this temple are…
This temple is facing east with out rajagopuram or entrance arch. The temple is about 5 steps below the ground level. Dwajasthambam, Palipedam and Nandhi are in front of a Vijayanagara nayak period built mandapam The mandapam pillars has the reliefs and the ceiling panel reliefs are cute. Some of them are, Fish, gymnastics of two perons, Tortoise, Snakes, Chandra and Surya girakanas. Sannadhi for Subramaniyar, Vinayagar and navagrahas.
In prakaram sannadhi for Naalvar, Sapthamatha panel, and Kailasanathar Shiva linga. In koshtam Vinayagar, Dhakshinamurthy, Mahavishnu, Brahma and Durgai. The sanctum Sanctorum consists of sanctum, antarala, arthamandapam. Entrance to the arthamandapam is from south. The sanctum is about 21/2 feet below the inner prakaram forms like moat. The Chozha period inscriptions are there on the Kumudam adhistanam.
The temple will be kept opened between 07.00 hrs to 11.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs to 20.00 hrs.
HOW TO REACH:
About 2 KM from Kanchipuram bus stand.
Autos are available from Bus stand.
Kamakshi amman’s Thabas
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