18th March 2017
In continuation to the talk on Arani and it’s six stories, Mr Mohan Hariharan had arranged this visit to Arani, Sri Kayilasa Nathar Temple, A Chozha Period Jain’s Jeenalam, S V Nagaram Aranmanai ( Palace ), Poosimalai Kuppam Palace and Col Robert Kelly’s memory oblique. He explained with the stories behind each place.
SRI ARAMVALAR NAYAKI SAMEDHA SRI KAILASA NATHAR TEMPLE.
We are thrilled to see the warm welcome extended to us by the temple authorities with Nadhaswaram as we stepped out of the Van. And the Hospitality extended to us are unforgettable in life. Top of all, all the 16 members of our group were garlanded after the pooja. Books & a piece of Arani silk cloth was also presented to us. Thanks to Lord Shiva and the temple authorities. The temple is preparing for the kumbhabhishekam. They had shown us the Chozha period Nataraja and urchavars kept under safe custody.
Iraivan : Sri Kailas nathar
Iraivi : Sri Aramvalar Nayaki
Some of the important features of this temple are…
The temple is facing east with a 5 tier Rajagopuram. Palipedam, Dwajasthambam and Nandhi mandapam are immediately after the Raja Gopuram.
In the outer prakaram, Vallaba Ganapathy, Sthala virukasham Vanni Tree, 63var, Urchavars Safety room, Brahma Lingam, 1008 Lingam ( shasrar Lingam ), Jyothi Lingam, Vayu Lingam, Kasi Lingam, Swamy Iyappan, Perumal, Palani Andavar, Valli Devasena Murugan, Navagrahas, Saraswathy, Gajalakshmi and Palliyari.
The sanctum sanctorum consists of Sanctum, Arthamandapam and Maha mandapam. The dwarabalakars are big in size.
The temple sanctum might have been built during 13th century Chozha Period. Vijayanagara and Sambuvarayar's contributions are there to this temple construction.
The temple will be kept open between 07.00 Hrs to 12.00 Hrs and 17.00 hrs to 20.30 Hrs
Vignesh Gurukkal may be contacted on his mobile 9843010956 for further details.
HOW TO REACH :
The temple is in side the Arani fort area.
Autos are available from Bus stand.
Nandhi mandapam with Pillars of which 2 are Horse with warrior and 2 are lion
Relief of Pichadanar
Chozha Period Pillayar
Ceiling view of the Urchavars sanctum
…. To be continued Poondi Veera Veera Jinalaya.
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