Saturday, May 21, 2016

Senthamangalam Shiva Temple, Ulundurpet, Villupuram

Senthamangalam Shiva Temple, Ulundurpet, Villupuram
Abathsahayeswarar Temple, Senthamangalam is a 13th century massive east facing temple with 3 Praharas. The Dakshinamoorthy is sitting on a Rishabam and Muruga here has six faces and six hands. The lingam here is large. There is an abandoned musical stone horse opposite on the bank of the temple tank which is said to give different musical notes when you strike in different places. This massive Shiva Temple is being renovated / excavated by ASI. This is the place that saw the very last battle of Chola regime. After this war, the chola regime came to an end.




Aabath Sahayeswarar (Lord Siva) Temple is located in the entrance of Senthamangalam village. This temple is part of the Koperuchingan kadavarayan King Fort and it was destroyed many years ago. Now, Renovation process is going on.


Between 1216 and 1279 CE, Sendamangalam was the capital of the Kadava kings Kopperunchinga I & Kopperunchinga II, who converted it into a military stronghold and fought successfully against Kulothunga Chola III and Rajaraja Chola III, against successive Hoysala kings, and against Jatavarman Sundara Pandyan.


The Kadavas remained friendly with the Magadai/Aragalur chief 'Magadan Rajarajadevan pon parappinan Magadaipperumal' and the Tirukoilur chief Malayaman. Their kingdom was eradicated by the campaigns of Maaravarman Kulasekara Pandyan I. After the fall of Hoysalas, Vijayanagar EmpireMadurai Nayak ruled this part by Poligar Ramachandra Nayakar.





Senthamangalam is located between Villupuram and Ulundurpet. Take a left at the Senthamangalam town sign board, which is about 25 kilometers from Villupuram, and drive for half a kilometer to reach the temple. Precisely it is located after 1.5 Kms from the Gedilam Junction on the National Highway about 700 meters South ward (left) diversion from the highway. 

Contact Details:+91 - 944348130 




7 comments:

adhithyan said...

This village name sendhamangalam
This history n photo alright but

Address is very wrong this village not namakkal sendhamangalam. this is villupuram district ulundhure pet taluk sendhamangalam village

adhithyan said...

This village name sendhamangalam
This history n photo alright but

Address is very wrong this village not namakkal sendhamangalam. this is villupuram district ulundhure pet taluk sendhamangalam village

ilamurugan said...

Thanks for pointing out the mistake. Such a feedback helps us to correct and give a proper information to the viewers. Now the post has been corrected. Thanks a lot and visit us often and if you find any mistakes kindly let us know.

Unknown said...

Thanks for you're corruption

Am a sendhamangalam temple priest so any u want information please contact me my number 944348130 thanks

Kavitha ganesh said...

016 at 2:50 PM
Thanks for you're corruption

Am a sendhamangalam temple priest so any u want information please contact me my number 9443481300 thanks

ilamurugan said...

Thanks for the feedback which helps us to improve the accuracy of our posts. WIll try to update your number on the post itself.

Natarajan Palani said...

I was lucky to visit this shrine of Lord Shiva on auspicious Sani Pradosham day, the 8th April, 2017. 23 Kms from Villupuram, Tamilnadu on the Chennai- Tricy Road (NH 45. Bus stop at Kedilam. The village name is SENTHA MANGALAM. The Priest (Cell No. 944 348 1300)is a resident of the village and a pious and nice person. Lord Ganesha Temple is at the entrance from the NH 45 road. The Temple is under the control of Archeology Department. Lord Shiva and Devi Temple is presently open for public darshan. Auspicious days are All Pradosham days (4 to 6PM), All Full Moon days, Maha Sivarathiri, Aadi Pooram, Somvar days during the month of Karthika (Nov-Dec.) Devotee bring flowers, Milk, Curd, Ghee, Garland, Vilva, Sandal, and all Pooja items on Pradosham days. An organised Saivite Group from Panruti, Tamilnadu perform Pradosham pooja and local villagers help in performing pooja along with the Priest. A MUST WATCH SHRINE OF LORD SHIVA FOR ALL BUSINESS AND FAMILY SUCCESS. AUM NAMA SHIVAYA