Tuesday, 1 September 2015

SRI MARAGATHAMBAL SAMEDHA SRI HRIDAYALEESWARAR TEMPLE AND SRI ERIKATHA RAMAR TEMPLE– THIRUNINRAVUR.

1st, September 2015.
Continuation to the previous post….

Utilizing the opportunity of participating the Uzhavaram by Chennai sevas had the dharshan of Sri Hridayaleeswarar and Eri Katha Ramar at Thiruninravur.
SRI MARAGATHAMBAL SAMEDHA SRI HRIDAYALEESWARAR TEMPLE – THIRUNINRAVUR.
This Shiva temple is few meters away from 58th Divyadesam, Sri Bhaktavatsala Perumal temple at Thiruninravur.
Iraivan : Sri Hridayaleeswarar
Iraivi    : Sri Maragathambal
Some of the important features of this temple are….
  1. The temple is facing east with entrance arches on the east and west side.
  2. On the east side entrance Dwajasthambam, Palipedam and nandhi. Sri Vinayagar and Balamurugan are at the entrance  to the inner prakaram.
  3. In the outer prakaram sannadhi for Vinayagar, Nava kanniyar, Mandapam and office Room.
  4. In the inner Prakaram sannadhi for Suryan Navagrahas, Pallava King Rajasimhan, Ninravur Polla Pillayar, Nalvar, Sekizhar, Naagars, Mahaganapathy, Urchava moorthangal, Valli Devasena Subramaniyar with Naagars, Sandikeswarar, Palliyarai, Natarajar saba, Bairavar and Chandran.
  5. Ambal is in a separate sannadhi facing south.
  6. The sanctum sanctorum is of Gajabirustam  style with Pallva Architecture.
  7. In Koshtam Vinayagar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Vishnu, Brahma and Vishnu Durgai.
  8. Moolavar is little large on a square avudayar and Poosalar one of the 63 nayanmar is in the sanctum facing south.
  9. The temple was constructed by Pallava king  Rajasmhan for Poosalar. The story goes like this… Poosalar who applied vibuthi allover his body wants to construct a Shiva Temple sitting under Iluppai tree.  Though couldn’t construct physically constructed the temple in his heart with a concentrated mind and fixed a date for consecration (Kumbhabhishekam). Since the date of consecration coincides with Pallva King Rajasimhan’s Kailasanathar temple at Kanchipuram, Lord asked the king in his dream to postpone the date. The Pallava King Rajasimhan wants to see the temple and came to Thiruninravur and able to find Poosalar under the Iluppai tree with a great difficulty. Poosalar  showed his chest where he built the temple. The king appreciated Poosalar’s bhakthi and constructed a temple as per Poosalar’s wish.
  10. Since Poosalar constructed in his heart ( mind ), it is believed that heart related ailments  will get cured by worshiping Lord Shiva of this temple.
  11. The temple is about 1300 years old and some epigraph are available on the sanctum wall.( very difficult to read. )
HOW TO REACH :
  1. The temple is about 3 KM distance from Thiruninravur Railway station which is on the way from Chennai Central to Thiruvallur- Arakkonam.
  2. Town buses are available from Railway station’s south side, 54A to Poonamallee and M54 to T Nagar.
  3. Share autos are  also available from Thiruninravur railway station.
TEMPLE TIMINGS :
  1. The temple is kept open between 06.00 Hrs to 12.30 Hrs and 16.00 hrs to 20.30 Hrs.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. The temple dharmakartha is Sri Jagan Somasundaram of Devakottai, a Nattukkottai Nagarathar and the manager is Mr D Balakrishnan whose mobile number is 9444164108.
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
 East Side entrance
Dwajasthambam, Palipedam and Nandhi
View of the temple from west side
Moolavar Vimanam with Ambal sannadhi vimanam
Nava kanniyars
View of the temple from west side entrance
West side entrance
Stala Puranam
Pallava King Rajasimhan
Epigraph on the sanctum wall
A round stone, what for it is used?

After dharshan of Sri Hridayaleeswarar, went to Sri Eri Katha Ramar temple. When I reached, the temple was not opened. Went around the temple. Development work of paving the floor around the sanctum was in progress. Labourers are busy in unloading the granite slabs for the pavement. After 15 minutes the Bhatter arrived and opened the temple for the dharshan. Wow it was a wonderful dharshan of Lord Sri Ramar and waiting has been rewarded. 

SRI ERIKATHA RAMAR TEMPLE.
This temple is on the west side of the 58th Divaya Desam of Sri Ennaipetra Thayar samedha Sri Bhaktavatsala Perumal temple  on the banks of Varuna Pushkarani.
Iraivan : Moolavar Sri Ramar with Sri Lakshmanan on the left.
Iraivi     : Sri Seetha Piratiyar.
Some of the important features of this temple are….
  1. The temple is facing east with out Rajagopuram and palipedam and Molavar vimanam.
  2. Anjaneyar sanndhi is on the opposite side with a vertical tablet is in front.
  3. The sanctum consists of Muka maha mandapam and artha mandapam.
  4. Sri Ramar, Sri Seetha and Sri Lakshmanar’s moorthams are very big and Sri Ramar is 8 feet high.
  5. In the muka mandpam pillar reliefs of Perumal’s avatharams are worth to see.
  6. It was said that the temple is very old with there is no evidence to prove. To my shock there is an inscription slab is being used as a stepping stone to the sanctum.  The temple must be a reconstructed one.
  7. In Muka mandapam Naagar and Anjaneyar holding Sri Ramar and Lakshmanar on his shoulders and keeping his leg on demoness Lankini. ( Seems this is a rare moortham and similar one is available at Naimisaranyam). Sri Ramar and Sri Lakshmana’s feet can be seen on the back side of Hanuman.
  8. The temple’s tank varuna Pushkarani is very big with a neerazhi mandapam. Sri Ramar saved the people from flooding water of this  tank/ Eri. Hence Sri Ramar is called as Erikatha Ramar. ( Similar to this there are few Eri katha Ramar Temples in and around Chennai and another one is at Madhuranthakam).
  9. There is a mandapam on the left side before entering the temple with madras roofing wooden beams in a dilapidated condition 
HOW TO REACH :
  1. The temple is about 3 KM distance from Thiruninravur Railway station which is on the way from Chennai Central to Thiruvallur- Arakkonam.
  2. Town buses are available from Railway station south side, 54A to Poonamallee and M54 to T Nagar Rs 3.00 is charged for 3 KM distance )
  3. Share autos are also available from Thiruninravur railway station ( Rs 7 was charged).
TEMPLE TIMINGS :
  1. The temple is kept open between 08.00 Hrs to 12.Hrs to 16.30 Hrs to 19.00 Hrs some times only morning will be open.
CONTACT DETAILS
  1. Sri Venugopal Bhatter7845785715 and 9840837689
  2. Devotees in group  may approach Sri Bhaktavatsala Perumal temple for opening.
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
 Temple front view
 Epigraph on the steps
 Front Mandapam
 Sri Anjaneyar
 Temple view from outside
 Neerazhi mandapam  in the varuna pushkarani 
 Fish reliefs on the ceiling
 Sri Seetha with Sri Ramar
 Sri Ramar with Sri Lakshmanar
 Anjaneyar lifting Ramar and Laksmanar on his shoulders and the demon Lankini under his feet 
 Reliefs on the Pillars
 Reliefs on the Pillars
 Reliefs on the Pillars
 An Anjaneyar relief on a granite stone slab in vertical position 
 Madras roof mandapam with wooden beams
 Madras roof mandapam with wooden beams
After Dharshan of Sri Erikatha Ramar, returned back to 58th Divya desam of Sri Ennaipetra Thayar samedha Sri Bhaktavatsala Perumal Temple and joined with the Chennai sevas for the Uzhavarapani. The details are posted separately.

--- OM SHIVAYA NAMA--- 

1 comment:

  1. Sir can i know the abhishekham details of Hridayaleswara temple..Manager number is not getting connected

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