Saturday, January 7, 2017

Brihadeeswarar Temple, Sripurandan, Ariyalur

Brihadeeswarar Temple, Sripurandan, Ariyalur
Brihadeeswarar Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva located at Sripuranthan Village in T. Palur Taluk in Ariyalur District of Tamilnadu. Epigraphically evidences show that the Siva temples at Sendurai, Sennivanam and Sripurandan belong to the periods of Rajaraja-I (985-1014), Rajendra–I (1012-1044) and Kulothunga–III (1178-1218) respectively. The village became famous in 2008, when thefts of 8 idols were discovered from a 9th-century Chola temple was discovered by Government of India officials.







One of these idols, the Sripuranthan Natarajan Idol found its way to the National Gallery of Australia. Two of the stolen statues were consequently returned and are now displayed in the Government Museum at Kumbakonam. It is located 32 Kms towards East from District headquarters Ariyalur, 6 Kms from T.Palur and 287 Kms from State capital Chennai.

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