Friday, 6 March 2015

IN SEARCH OF HISTORY – PART 3. VIJAYAMANGALAM, SEENAPURAM AND THINGALUR, KURUPPA NADU OF KONGU MANDALAM & THINDAL NEAR ERODE .

Continuation from the previous post....
07, March 2015
SEENAPURAM
On 1st March 2015, on the way to Erode get dropped at Malai Seenapuram. The name Jainapuram was turned to Seenapuram and there are other names too. They are Sanakapuri, Sanakapuram. My brother in-law arranged his friend to pick me up from Malai Seenapuram to Adhinathar Temple and Thingalur Jain temple. After Thingalur he dropped me at Thingalur, from there I boarded a bus to Erode via Perundurai. 

SRI VIJAYAGIRI VELAYUTHASWAMY TEMPLE AT MALAI SEENAPURAM.
Iarivan : Sri Vijayagiri Velayuthaswamy
Some of the important features of this temple are....
  1. Sri Murugan temple on a small hill. The temple is under renovation
  2. Peacock vahanamandapam is before the steps.
  3. There are 62 steps neatly paved with donors name engraved.
  4. Arch mandapam at the top fo the hill.
  5. The temple facing west with Peackmandapam and Palipedam at the front.
  6. Vinayagar sannadhi, Urchavars are in the artha mandapam.
  7. Both west and south entrance doors are of godrej make safety locker doors.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. Seenapuram is on the way to Thirupur, Gopichettipalayam from Erode through Perundurai.
  2. Town bus facility is available from Perundurai, Kunnathur, Thirupur.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Vinod Sivam +91 9965622116
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
 Moolavar vimanam 
 Garuda thoon with Peacock mandapam 
 Relief on the floor in front of  Peacock 

 Hill top entrance arch 
 Steps leading to hill
 Carvings on kal elephant at the beginning of the steps 
 62 steps 
 Peacock mandapam in front of steps - Hill base 
Entrance arch 
SRI ADHEESWARAR TEMPLE
This temple is on the main road about a KM distance from Seenapuram on Seenapuram to Thingalur Road. The location of the temple is called as Mammuttithope.

Main deity: Sri Adheeswarar the 1st Theethangarar.
Some of the Important features of this temple are....
  1. The temple is facing south.
  2. Could not locate the epigraphs.
  3. Bavanandhi, who had written the Tamil grammar ‘Nannul’, worshiped Sri Adhinathar.
  4. The temple is under the control of ASI and Tamil nadu Chief Minister’s one Kala pooja scheme.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. Seenapuram is on the way to Thirupur, Gopichettipalayam from Erode through Perundurai.
  2. This temple is on the way to Perundurai to Thingalur via Seenapuram and a KM from Seenapuram.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Archakar Chandra Praba  +91 9344953691 or Mr Baskar of ASI may be contacted through his mobile  +91 9787248220
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
 Sri Adheeswarar


A sign board on the main road

After dharshan of Sri Adheeswarar visited a Veeramathi Amman Temple, which is about 0.5 Km off main road. Since Sri Veeramathi Amman of Talkuni, Kolappalur   is our Kula Deivam ( Kuruppa Naddu Kammalar or Asaris or Viswakaramas ), I was little curious to know about this temple. This temple belongs to Kuruppa nadu, padaithalai vellalar,  Eenja kootam, a sub section of Vellalar caste. Please note that ‘Kuruppa nadu’ is invariably knowingly or un- knowingly used by the people of this region in many occasions.

My brother in-law’s friend Mr Muthusamy took me to Thingalur. The local people call the this Jain temple as ‘Chettu veettu temple’. The temple little away from the human habitat.

THINGALUR
Deity is : Arulmigu Amneeswarar
Some of the important features of this temple are...
  1. Lot of renovation is going on in this temple.
  2. Amnewarar is of marble and a stone moortham also installed one behind the other.
  3. Dharmadevi sannadi is on the left side of mandapam and facing north. 
  4. Lot of Hindu religion related reliefs are chiselled on the pillars of the mandapam.
  5. The mandapam with its kodungai, Pothiyal are of Hindu religion temple type of architecture.
  6. Palipedadam is in front of the temple.
  7. Nagars silamoorthangal are on the right side of entrance to the temple.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. Thingalur is on the way to Perundurai to Gopichettipalayam.
  2. Town bus is available from Perundurai.
  3. The temple is about 0.5 KM off main road behind HP petrol pump.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Archakar Anand Jain +91 9381851000
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
 Sei Amneeswarar - Both marble and stone moorthams
Dharmadevi
 Mandapam pillar with pothiyal
 Dhandayuthapani
 Vinayagar
 A Theerthangar
 Brahma
 A Therthangar
 Mahaveer in meditation posture
Dwarabalakar reliefs on the mandapam pillar
 The original sanctum- vimanam was built recently
 Front view of the temple 
 Nagars
Epigraph tablet removed from the original place and kept near Nagars

My brother in-law‘s friend dropped me at Thingalur bus stop to catch a bus to Erode via Perundurai. From Perundurai  to Erode the bus passes through Thindal a small hill where Sri Murugan’s temple is there. Got dropped at Thindal to have the dharshan of Sri Velayuthaswamy. It was around 12.00 Hrs noon when I reached the base of the temple. Hurriedly climbed up the hill and had the dharshan of Sri Velayuthaswamy, before closing of the shrine after uchikala pooja.

THINDALMALAI SRI VELAYUTHASWAMY TEMPLE
Iraivan : Sri Velayuthaswamy
Some of the important features of this temple are...
  1. There is an arch at the road side and beginning of steps. And Vinayagar
  2. There are 109 steps neatly paved with covering for the pilgrims.
  3. Valli gugai on the left and Idumban sannadhi at the centre of the hill.
  4. Idumbans story is painted on the walls of Idumban’s sannadhi.
  5. Moolavar is facing east  and Urchavar is in the mandapam.
  6. Thanga Ratham ( Golden Chariot ) is in the prakaram in a closed enclosure. The fee for thanga ratham oorvalam is Rs 1500.00
HOW TO REACH:
  1. The Hill temple is on the way to Coimbatore, Perundurai to Erode and 4 KM before Erode.
  2. Town bus facility is available from Erode and Perundurai.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. The office Phone number is 2430114
  2. Web site is : thindalmurugan.tnhrce.in
  3. e-mail : thindalmurugantemple@gmail.com
POOJA TIMINGS :
  1. The temple is kept open between 06.00 Hrs to 12.30 Hrs and 16.00 Hrs to 20.30 Hrs.
  2. It will be extended by 30 minutes on Tuesdays and Fridays.
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLECLICK HERE
 The Rajagopuram at the hill top
 Sudhai sirpam at the middle of steps
 Valli gukai
 Entrance arch - Rajagopuram on the right
Peacock at the base in front of rajagopuram
VELLIRAVELI
This is on the way from native village to Vijayamangalam about 2 KM off from Perundurai to Kunnathur main road. Visited to this temple also on 28th February 2015.  The main profession of this village is waving.
SRI KALIAMMAN TEMPLE (CLICK HERE )
 Vimanam 
 Sudhai horses - constructed by the devotees  after the wishes are fulfilled
 Simha vahana mandapam with Dwajasthambam
 Front mandapam
Vilakku thoon or Garuda thoon 
---OM SHIVAYA NAMA:---

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