Friday, June 3, 2016

Kailasanathar Temple, Tharamangalam - Temple Tank & Well

Kailasanathar Temple, Tharamangalam - Temple Tank & Well
A well stands next to the main shrine at the same level. There is an underground chamber and antechamber, just 6 feet high, that is accessed by stepping down a few steps. On a substantial Peetam or platform, there is a small stone lingam (Shiva’s symbol) not bigger than a thumb.


A temple tank, 180' x 180', is said to be one of the finest of its kind in south India. 36 Nandi sculptures, 2' high made of black stone sit at intervals on top of the parapet wall that contains 365 lamp niches, one for every day of the year. Only once has the pool been cleaned - in 1873.

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