Wednesday, 16 March 2016

PAZHAVERKADU ( PULICAT ) – A TRAVEL TO CHOZHA PERIOD SHIVA TEMPLES AND DUTCH HERITAGE SITES - PAZHAVERKADU SRI SAMAYAESWARAR TEMPLE

16th March, 2016
After the Light house visit  reached this Shiva temple. It was told that the temple was built during Chozha Period. The renovation is in progress. It was happy to see that materials like lime, etc are used for  renovation.

SRI  ANANDAVALLI SAMEDHA SRI SAMAYAESWARAR TEMPLE – PAZHAVERKADU.
Iraivan : Sri Samayaeswarar
Iraivi     : Sri Anandavalli
Some of the important details are as follows….
  1. The temple is facing east with Nandhi and Pali peedam  are at outside the sanctum sanctorum.
  2. The temple was built with sanctum, arthamandapam and mahamandapam.
  3. It is worth look at the reliefs chiseled on the pillars. In the front mandapam  on the ceiling in addition to the regular symbolic representation of reliefs of Solar and lunar eclipse  there reliefs of lizards and fish with wings. I do not understand what it means. The mandapam beams also has the reliefs of Shiva and  munivars.
  4. Ambal is in a separate temple facing east with two sannadhis on the back side on the left side of the man sanctum sanctorium.
  5. The sub sannadhis are with out moorthams may be kept inside and during visit I could not see them.
  6. There is a mandapam adjacent to Ambal sannadhi may be used for urchavams and celebration of festivals.
  7. The front entrance   to the temple  is dilapidated condition with trees grown on it. The roots came up to ground  and formed like another pillars. The roof  is supported by wooden pillars and  the terrace is of madras type terrace.
THE TEMPLE TIMINGS :
  1. Since one kala pooja is conducted  the time of opening is unpredictable.
CONTACT DETAILS :
  1. Sivachariyar Ganesha Gurukkal may be contacted for further details and his mobile number is 8682821200
HOW TO REACH :
  1. Town buses are available from Ponneri, Red hills to Pazhaverkadu and the temple is about a KM from the Pazhaverkadu bus stop.
LOCATION :CLICK HERE





 Back side of Ambal temple

 Front side of Ambal temple

 Mandapam may be used for functions 
 Vahana mandapam

Pothiyal and beam reliefs 
 Pothiyal and beam reliefs 

 Ceiling reliefs – Solar and Lunar eclipse with Lizard reliefs 
Beam reliefs 
 Beam reliefs 
 Pothiyal and beam reliefs 
 Pothiyal Monkey relief – a rare sculpture 
Pothiyal Monkey relief – a rare sculpture 
 Pothiyal Monkey relief – a rare sculpture 
 Who is he? The king or the donor who helped to construct the mandapam 
Beam reliefs 
 Kannappar story 
 Sankarar  
 Many places this relief is found – Monkey eating a jack fruit. 
Entrance arch with Madras terrace type roof – the vegetation will crumble the structure soon

The person who takes care of the Dutch Cemetery  told us there is a Adhi Narayan Temple near the big mosque and also it is too old. We tried our best to reach the temple but could not do so due to the thorny  bush and  high vegetation grown  along the path. Only the Anjaneyar sannadhi is on the road side. The main renovated and abandoned   due to High court order vimanam can be seen from a long distance.  We tried to see from the back side but could not see due high growth of vegetation.
We do not know  for whom Adhi narayanan is waiting for ?.

 --- OM SHIVAYA NAMAHA:---
........... To be continued with Dutch Cemetery

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