Tuesday, 29 November 2016

SRI VIJAYARAGHAVA PERUMAL TEMPLE & EPIGRAPHY FIELD VISIT – KAPPALUR, NEAR POLUR IN THIRUVANNAMALAI DISTRICT.

..... a continuation post to Saptha Matrika Temple.
27th November, 2016.
After epigraphy field study at Sri Kamesuwarar Temple & Saptha Matrika temple, we had our good lunch at Sri Kamesuwarar temple. Then we went to Sri Vijayaraghava Perumal Temple. The temple is on the west side of the Village, on the same Shiva Temple road.

Moolavar : Sri Vijayaraghava Perumal
Thayar    : Sri Maragathavalli

Some of the important features of this temple are..
The temple is facing east with Garudalwar and palipedam are in front. There is a separate entrance for Thayar sannadhi  and Andal sannadhi is on the right side of the sanctum sanctorum. Thayar is in sitting posture and in front there is a 18 pillar mandapam.

The moolavar vimanam is of two tier Vesara type with stucco images. On east side Thayar is in standing posture with servant maids with samara. The sanctum was built with jakathi, kumudam, kandam, paddikkai and pothikai.

The main sanctum is of 10 ft x 10ft in size. Moolavar Sri VijayaRaghava Perumal is with Sridevi and Boodevi. Urchavars are kept at the base.

In the front mandapam, Kalinga Nathanar, Ramar, Lakshmanar, Seethai and Hanuman, Vishvak senar in sitting posture, Thumbikkai alwar, Narasingar in sitting posture with Lakshmi on his lap, Ramanujar with greeda makudam.   

From the inscriptions available, the temple exists before 904 CE. The oldest inscription  available is saka year 826 ( 904 CE ). Inscriptions of Rashtrakooda king Kannara thevan, Chozha kings Aathitha, Rajarajan & Rajendran are available on the sanctum. Kambavarman, 1st Paranthakan and Parakesari inscriptions are also available. Kannara thevan and Rajendra Chozha’s  inscriptions are found on the pillars of Perumal temple mandapam. Based on the inscriptions it was assumed that the temple might have been constructed during  Vijayalaya or Pallava period.

TEMPLE TIMINGS:
Since oru kala pooja is conducted opening time is un predictable.

CONTACT DETAILS:
Mr B Raghupathy may be contacted on his mobile 9442810617 further details.

HOW TO REACH:
About 5 KM from Polur. Since the frequency of the bus is limited, advisable to  hire a taxi  from Polur.  

LOCATION :CLICK HERE




 Andal Sannadhi

 Narasingar 
 Vishvaksenar
 Ramanujar 
 Sri Ramar, Seetha, Lakshmanar and Hanuman 
 Kalinga Narthanar

.... to be Continued ( Nadukarkal )
--- OM SHIVAYA NAMA---


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