Wednesday, 27 January 2016

IN SEARCH OF HISTORY - NASIYANUR IN KONGU NADU ( ERODE DISTRICT ) - SRI MUVENTHEESWARAR TEMPLE & SRI ADI NARAYANA PERUMAL TEMPLE

28th January 2016.
In search of History – Nasiyanur in Kongu Nadu ( ERODE DISTRICT ). As per the inscription the Present Nasiyanur was called as Nasaiyanur during 15th century. This place t comes under Melkarai Poonthurai Nadu one of the  24 subdivisions of Kongu Nadu. Planned to Visit  Sri Muventheeswaramudayar Shiva Temple, Sri Adi Narayana Perumal and Sri Muniayappan Temple. Could not visit Muniappan Temple,  for want of time and location & guidance. Utilizing the opportunity of my official visit  on 25th January 2016 and on the way to Chennai visited these two temples. Both temples are side by side  on the Perundurai to Bhavani Main road. Hope both temples are very old, but only Shiva temple has the 15th century inscriptions around athistanam and Pillar.  Both the temple are managed by the HRCE Dept with Local Gounder  caste  peoples.  Well maintained temples  with recent renovations. The inscriptions  are recorded by the Tamil Nadu Archeological Department and Prof Raju  played a main role since he belongs to Erode area.  Now these inscriptions are not in readable condition.   I was lucky to have the dharshan of Lord Shiva and Perumal in the evening hours ( Normally the temples will have one kala ppoja in the morning hours only )

SRI MUTHU MARAGATHAVALLI SAMEDHA SRI MUVENTHEESWARAMUDAYAR TEMPLE. NASIYANUR IN KONGU NADU ( ERODE DISTRICT )
Iraivan : Sri Muventheeswarar Mudayar.
Iraivi     : Sri Muthu Maragatha Valli.
Some of the important details are…...
  1. The temple is facing west without Rajagopuram and Dwajasthambam. Nandhi is inside the mandapam.
  2. There is a Vilakku thoon or a Gauruda thoon. On the base there s  relief of a deity with bow, which is  strange. 
  3. A peepal tree of very old is in front of the temple . Vinayagar and Nagars are at the base of the tree.
  4. The entrance to the temple is from the south with Koorai Kula vinayagar sannadhi facing east.
  5. Both Moolavar and Ambal are facing west in a separate temple.
  6. In the outer prakaram sannadhi for Chandran, Idumbar, Baladhandayuthapani, Arumuga Peruman, Kalabairavar, Navagrahas, Naanmugan, Saneeswarar, Kanni Moola Ganapathy, Semba Kula Vinayagar, Eenja Kula Vinayagar, Sirai Kula Vinayagar, Pandiyan Kula Vinayagar ( the sub divisions of Gounder castes created these Vinayagar sannadhis at a latter stage).
  7. In Koshtam, Vinatagar, Dhakshinamurthy, Lingothbavar, Brahma and Durgai.
  8. Moolavar is small and beautiful in simple alangaram.
  9. Ambal  Sri Muthu Maragatha Valli is facing west  in a separate sanndhi and small in standing posture. The sannadhi has a mandapam  and the pillar has the old inscription.  Metacolour sheet shed is erected in front of the  Ambal temple.
  10. Mutrum othuthal is regularly conducted on the 3rd week of every month. Apart from the important functions.
TEMPLE TIMINGS :
  1. The temple is kept open between 06.00 hrs to 12.00 Hrs and 16.30 Hrs to 20.00 Hrs. It will be better to confirm before  going to the temple.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Mr Sakthivel  on his mobile 9443246871 may be contacted for further details.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. The temple is on the main road from Perundurai to Bhavani.
  2. Town bus nos 13 and 8  from erode to Perundurai and Kanchokoil passes through Nasiyanur and about 500 meters from the bus stop.
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE


 Nandhi relief on the vilakkuthoon base. 
 This relief is on one side of the vilakkuthoon base with bow – who is he ?, what a posture? 
   It was told that this tree must be 500 years old 
 Vinayagar and Nagars under the age old Peepal tree 
 West side view of Temple complex with entrance arch
 West side entrance 
 West side Mandapam view 
 West side Mandapam view 
 Arumuga kadavul sannadhi  with vimanam 
 Moolavar sanctum vimanam with Sandikeswarar sannadhi 

 Ambal sanctum vimanam
 Naalvar
 Ambal sannadhi metacolour sheet mandapam with flex banners
 Gounder castes – Vinayagars ( caste also peeped in to religion and worship.
 Moolavar sannadhi entrance mandapam on south side with flex banners
 South side entrance Vinayagar temple for one sub section of Gounder caste
 South side entrance
 Abandoned Shiva linga base with Nandhi 

These inscriptions belongs to  Nanjaraya Udayar, Kumara Virupaatchirayar, Kembayaudayar and veeranancharaya udayar periods. They all speaks about donations given to this temple for the Pooja, Land, construction of mahamandapam, imposing of tax for celebration. If one misuse it will get the bavam equal to killing a cow on the banks of river Ganges  and torturing the 7 brahmins. The inscriptions are during  15th to 17th century ( AD 1442, AD1464, AD1772). As per the inscription the Present Nasiyanur was called as Nasaiyanur during 15th century. 

SRI ADI NARAYANA PERUMAL  TEMPLE. NASIYANUR IN KONGU NADU ( ERODE DISTRICT
Iraivan : Sri Adhi Narayanaperumal.
Some of the important features of this temple are….
  1. The temple is facing east with a Vilakkuthoon at front.
  2. There is a small mandapam with arch at the front. The Mandapam ceiling has the recent inscription.
  3. Moolavar sannadhi with garudalvar is at the front. Moolavar Adi Narayana Perumal is with Sridevi and Boodevi. There is no separate thayar sannadhi.
  4. Sri Anjaneyar sannadhi is at the north east corner of the temple .
  5. There are  some statues kept in front of Compound wall, the reason is not known.
TEMPLE TIMINGS :
  1. The temple is kept open between 06.30 Hrs to 12.00 Hrs and 17.00 Hrs to 19.30 Hrs.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Archakar Mr Babu may be contacted through his mobile 9786105429.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. The temple is on the main road from Perundurai to Bhavani.
  2. Town bus nos 13 and 8  from erode to Perundurai and Kanchokoil passes through Nasiyanur and about 500 meters from the bus stop.
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE : CLICK HERE
 Vilakku thoon 
 Vilakku thoon Garudalwar relief  
 East side entrance arch 
 Front view with Garudalwar sannadhi 
 Moolavar sanctum with vimanam 
 Moolavar sanctum with vimanam 
 Moolavar sanctum with vimanam 
 Anjaneyar sannadhi  
  Anjaneyar sannadhi Vimanam 


These inscriptions belongs to 1827 AD speaks about the renovation of the stone mandpam which was in damaged condition.  This on the ceiling of the front mandapam 


Abandoned statues 
--- OM SHIVAYA NAMA:---

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