A Continuation to the previous post.
27th August 2016
It was planned to cover 4 temples in Manimangalam and we could cover only the Perumal and Shiva Temples. The manimangalam was called as Chathur vedhi mangalam during Chozha’s period. The place around the village are plain with paddy fields. Hope this was the place where the war between Pulikesi and Pallavas took place as described by Kalki.
SRI RAJAGOPALASWAMY TEMPLE, AT MANIMANGALAM
Moolavar : Sri Rajagopala swamy.
Thayar : Sri Sengamalavalli Thayar.
Some of the important features of this temple are…
- There is a 4 pillar mandapam at the entrance .
- There is no Rajagopuram, and only an entrance arch with stucco images of Perumal.
- Palipedam, Dwajasthambam are immediately after the entrance.
- Sri Sengamalavalli Thayar and Sri Andal Sannadhi are in the outer prakaram.
- There is also a 4 pillar mandapam in front of the thayar sannadhi.
- The temple consists of sanctum, arthamandapam and Mahamandapam. The mahamandapam is constructed in front of artha mandapam with entrances from north side and south side. The moolavar vimanam is with out much stucco images.
- The special attraction of this temple is moolavar’s conch and the disc positions are interchanged.
- The temple was constructed during Chozha period and the temple walls has many inscriptions. The temple was closed during our visit and could not the details of the inside temple. More details can be seen from Mr Krishnakumars’s blog : click here
TEMPLE TIMINGS :
Since oru kala pooja is performed, the pattar near by may be called for dharshan.
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE: CLICK HERE
SRI DHARMESWARAR TEMPLE
This Shiva temple is on the east side of the village and under the control of Archeological survey of India with fence around the temple complex. The temple is maintained in very good condition. Palipedam, Nandhi and Ambal sanadhi are constructed in front of the temple east side wall. Nandhavanam is also developed in front of the temple compared to my earlier visit.
For the details of my earlier Visit Click Here
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
To be Continued…..