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 RAJAGOPALASWAMY TEMPLE AND SRI DHARMESWARAR TEMPLE, AT MANIMANGALAM

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…
  1. There is a 4 pillar mandapam at the entrance .
  2. There is no Rajagopuram, and only an entrance arch with stucco images of Perumal.
  3. Palipedam, Dwajasthambam are immediately after the entrance.
  4. Sri Sengamalavalli Thayar and Sri Andal Sannadhi are in the outer prakaram.
  5. There is also a 4 pillar mandapam in front of the thayar sannadhi.
  6. 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.
  7. The special attraction of this temple is moolavar’s conch and the disc positions are interchanged.
  8. 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….. 

2 comments:

  1. So beautiful pictures and great stuff thank you for sharing us.

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  2. Thanks for the encouraging comment...

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