Thursday, 1 September 2016

THE ADYAR – A CULTURAL MAPPING, ONE DAY TRIP TO THE TEMPLES AND HERITAGE SITES ON THE BANKS OF RIVER ADYAR. SRI NAGAIMUKAVALLI SAMEDHA SRI KANDHALEESWARAR TEMPLE & SRI SEKIZHAR TEMPLE AT KUNDRATHUR.

A Continuation to the previous post. 
27th August 2016

Our third stop was at Kundrathur through Porur. Since the Ooraga Perumal temple was not opened we could see Sri Kandhaleeswarar temple and Sri Sekkizhar Temples.


SRI NAGAIMUKAVALLI SAMEDHA SRI KANDHALEESWARAR TEMPLE.
This is  a Chozha period shiva temple renovated latter.  The temple is facing east with a Rajagopuram. This time we could spot an inscription stone standing in the garbage in front of the entrance. Since it was surrounded by shrubs and garbage we could not study more details.   
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE













SRI SEKKIZHAR TEMPLE AT KUNDRATHUR.
There is a separate temple for the saint Sekkizhar at Kundrathur in addition to the manimandapam near Sri Nageswarar Shiva Temple. He compiled the 12th thirumurai,  Periyapuranam, the  life history of 63 Nayanmars. He worked as Chief minister under Anapaya Chozan.  He was a scholar in Tamil and he quoted  a  ‘thirukural’  poem as  an answer to the question asked at the young age. For the details of my previous visit :Click Here

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :  CLICK HERE ( Just on the  west  side of the Shiva Temple  ) 




To be Continued …..

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