09th July 2017.
This 18th century shiva temple is adjacent to the Sri Aadhikesava Perumal Temple, off Arunachalam Road, on Nainiappan Street, at Chintadripet, on the banks of river Koovam. Chinna - thari - Pettai ( ie the hand operated weaving machine in Tamil is called as Thari and Chinna means small ) was changed to Chintadripet.
Iraivan : Sri Adhipureeswarar
Iraivi : Sri Thiripura Sundari.
Some of the important features of this temple are...
The temple is facing east with and entrance arch. A 4 pillar mandapam is before the entrance arch. Deepa sthambam, Palipedam, Dwajasthambam and nadhi are in front of sanctorum.
In the outer prakaram Sannadhi for Poorna, Pushkala Dharma Sastha, Guru Dhakshinamurthy Sannadhi, Mummalpedu Rathinaswamy Chettiyar Mandapam and Nagars and Shiva Lingas under Bhodhi tree.
The sanctum sanctorum was constructed with sanctum, Arthamandapam and Mahamandapam which forms the inner prakaram.
In the inner prakaram sannadhi for Somaskandhar ( Urchavar), Navagrahas, Prakara Ganapathy, Nalvar, 63var, Lakshmi, Nagar, Sri Valli Devasena Subramaniyar, Palani Andavar, Saints, Navagrahas, Natarajar and Ambal Sannadhi. Ambal is facing south with simha vahanam and a separate Deepa sthambam.
In koshtam Dhakshinamurthy, Mahavishnu, Brahma and Durgai. Moolavar looks cute with alangaram.
The temple, along with the adjacent AadhiKesava Perumal temple was built by Audiyappa Narayana, a dubash to the British as per the instruction of British’s Govt. This is to motivate weavers to take residence around these two temples. These temples were built at a cost of 18000 pagodas during 1730s.
( Some of the details Ref: The book on 'The Gods of Holy River koovam' by Priya Baskaran )
The temple will be kept opened between 06.30 hrs to 11.30 hrs and 17.00 hrs to 20.30 Hrs.
Mr Sarava Gurukkal may be contacted for further details on his mobile 9840337834.
HOW TO REACH:
The temple is about a KM from Chintadripet suburban railway station
Right side on Arunachala Street.
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