Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Kannanur, Pudukottai

Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Kannanur, Pudukottai

Varadaraja Perumal Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, located in Kannanur Village near Thirumayam Town in Thirumayam Taluk in Pudukottai District of Tamil Nadu, India. The Temple is believed to be built by the Later Pandyas.



The Temple

The Temple is facing towards east and in dilapidated state. Garuda can be seen facing towards the sanctum. The Temple consists of sanctum and ardha mandapam. The sanctum enshrines an image of Varadaraja Perumal in standing posture. He is flanked by his consorts Sridevi and Bhoodevi. Inscription dated to Kulasekara Pandyan can be found in the temple.


Connectivity

The Temple is located at about 500 metres from Kannanur Bus Stop, 11 Kms from Thirumayam, 11 Kms from Thirumayam Bus Stand, 12 Kms from Thirumayam Railway Station, 19 Kms from Ponnamaravathi, 25 Kms from Pudukottai, 68 Kms from Trichy Airport, 78 Kms from Trichy and 89 Kms from Madurai. The Temple is situated on Thirumayam to Ponnamaravathi route.

Location

Bala Subramanya Temple, Kannanur, Pudukottai

Bala Subramanya Temple, Kannanur, Pudukottai

Bala Subramanya Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Murugan, located in Kannanur Village near Thirumayam Town in Thirumayam Taluk in Pudukottai District of Tamil Nadu, India. The Temple is considered as the first stone temple of Lord Murugan in Tamil Nadu.


History

The Temple is believed to be built by Pandyas in 8th century CE. The Temple was extensively renovated by Aditya Chola I (870 – 907 CED. The Maha Mandapam was added during the reign of Aditya Chola.


The Temple

This Temple is facing towards east and is completely built in granite. The temple consists of sanctum, antrala, ardha mandapam, maha mandapam and mukha mandapam on the southern side. The ardha mandapam has entrance at the southern side. There is a shrine for Lord Murugan with his mount peacock in the ardha mandapam. This shrine is a later addition.


The sanctum enshrines an image of Bala Subramanya. He is facing towards east. He is in standing posture and is four armed. He holds Trisula in his upper right hand, lower right hand shows abhaya hastha, upper left hand holds a weapon and lower left hand rests on his hip. He wears rudraksha mala and danda in his leg. He does not hold Vel.


The vimana over the sanctum is of single tier and follows vesara style. There are niches around the sanctum walls. The southern niche houses Dakshinamoorthy but this might be later addition. Idols of Elephants can be seen on the four corners on the roof surrounding the vimana.


Temple opening Time

The Temple remains open from 10.30 AM to 11.30 AM only.

Festivals

Vaikasi Visakam, Skanda Sashti, Thiru Karthigai, Thai Poosam and Panguni Uthiram are the festivals celebrated here.

Contact

Bala Subramanya Temple,

Kannanur, Thirumayam Taluk,

Pudukottai District – 622 409

Phone: +91 4322 221 758

Mobile: +91 94427 62219

Connectivity

The Temple is located at about 500 metres from Kannanur Bus Stop, 11 Kms from Thirumayam, 11 Kms from Thirumayam Bus Stand, 12 Kms from Thirumayam Railway Station, 19 Kms from Ponnamaravathi, 25 Kms from Pudukottai, 68 Kms from Trichy Airport, 78 Kms from Trichy and 89 Kms from Madurai. The Temple is situated on Thirumayam to Ponnamaravathi route.

Location

Mahaveerar Idol, Kannangudi, Pudukottai

Mahaveerar Idol, Kannangudi, Pudukottai

An Idol of Mahaveerar, 24th Tirthankara of Jainism, can be seen in the village of Kannangudi in Kulathur Taluk in Pudukottai District in Tamil Nadu. The image is dated to 11th century CE. It is is one of the protected monuments in Tamil Nadu declared by Archaeological Survey of India.




The Idol

The image is found seated on a simhasana in padmasana posture. He is flanked by attendants and found under triple umbrella. The image is decorated with the semi-circular prabhavali and creeper designs. The calmness of the face, the half-closed eyes, broad shoulders and the sturdiness of the torso depicts his dyana posture. All these features are beautifully depicted in this sculpture. However, the lips, right palm and lower part of the chin are partially damaged. Remains of ancient temple can be seen nearby.




Connectivity

The Idol is located at about 6 Kms from Puliyur, 9 Kms from Malayadipatti, 14 Kms from Killukkottai, 15 Kms from Keeranur Bus Stand, 15 Kms from Keeranur Railway Station, 16 Kms from Keeranur, 17 Kms from Kulathur, 22 Kms from Trichy Airport, 30 Kms from Trichy and 42 Kms from Pudukottai. The idol is situated at about 6 Kms from Puliyur off the Keeranur to Killukkottai route.

Location

Mahaveerar Idol, Kannangarakudi, Pudukottai

Mahaveerar Idol, Kannangarakudi, Pudukottai

An Idol of Mahaveerar, 24th Tirthankara of Jainism, can be seen in the village of Kannangarakudi in Thirumayam Taluk in Pudukottai District in Tamil Nadu. The image is depicted in Padmasana posture flanked by attendants and found under triple umbrella. It is is one of the protected monuments in Tamil Nadu declared by Archaeological Survey of India.



The Idol is located at about 8 Kms from Thirumayam Railway Station, 10 Kms from Thirumayam, 10 Kms from Thirumayam Bus Stand, 21 Kms from Karaikudi, 26 Kms from Pudukottai and 70 Kms from Trichy Airport. The Temple is situated on Karaikudi to Pudukottai route via Ayingudi.

Location

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Brahmapureeswarar Temple, Melacauvery – Connectivity

Brahmapureeswarar Temple, Melacauvery – Connectivity

The Temple is located at about 400 meters from Melacauvery Bus Stop, 3 Kms from Kumbakonam Bus Stand and 4 Kms from Kumbakonam Railway Station. The Temple can be found after crossing the Melacauvery Bridge from Kumbakonam. Kumbakonam is well-connected by road and rail with the rest of India. Kumbakonam is located at about 6 Kms from Thirunageswaram, 8 Kms from Patteeswaram, 9 Kms from Thiruvidaimarudur, 9 Kms from Nachiyar Koil, 15 Kms from Papanasam, 34 Kms from Mayiladuthurai, 35 Kms from Thiruvaiyaru, 40 Kms from Thanjavur, 42 Kms from Thiruvarur, 88 Kms from Trichy, 101 Kms from Trichy Airport and 283 Kms from Chennai.

By Road:

There are regular government and private bus services to Chennai, Thanjavur, Mannargudi, Trichy, Chidambaram, Tiruppur, Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam, Coimbatore, Palani, Thoothukudi, Madurai, Sivagangai, Puducherry and Tirunelveli. The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) operates daily services from Bengaluru and Mysuru to Kumbakonam. 

By Train:

Kumbakonam is connected by rail with most important towns and cities in South India. The Mysuru – Mayiladuthurai Express connects Kumbakonam with Mysuru and Bengaluru. There are regular express trains that connect Kumbakonam with major cities in the state like Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai and Trichy. There are passenger trains that connect Kumbakonam with Thanjavur, Trichy, Chidambaram and Mayiladuthurai.

By Air:

The nearest domestic and international airport is located at Trichy.

Brahmapureeswarar Temple, Melacauvery, Thanjavur

Brahmapureeswarar Temple, Melacauvery, Thanjavur

Brahmapureeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Melacauvery Village near Kumbakonam Town in Kumbakonam Taluk in Thanjavur District in Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Brahmapureeswarar and Mother is called as Brihannayagi. The Temple is situated on the northern banks of River Cauvery.


Legends

As per legend, Lord Brahma installed Shiva Linga and worshipped Lord Shiva here. Hence, Lord Shiva came to be called as Brahmapureeswarar. It is also said that he excavated a pond called Brahma Theertham. Those who take dip in this theertham will be relieved from Brahmahatya dosha.

History

The Temple is believed to be built in 10th century CE by Cholas. The last consecration ceremony took place on 29 January 2016.

The Temple

This Temple is facing towards east with an entrance arch. The entrance arch has stucco image of Lord Shiva & Parvathy flanked by Lord Murugan and Vinayaga. There is a three-tiered rajagopuram at the entrance of the inner prakaram. The inner prakaram is enclosed within a compound wall. The Temple consists of sanctum, ardha mandapam, maha mandapam and mukha mandapam.


The mukha mandapam is designed to look like the forehead of a bat (Vovval Nethi Mandapam). Presiding Deity is called as Brahmapureeswarar and is facing east. He is housed in the sanctum in the form of Lingam. The vimana over the sanctum is of two tiers. Only, Dakshinamoorthy can be seen in the koshta. Chandikeswarar can be seen in his usual location. Mother is called as Brihannayagi.


She is housed in a separate south facing shrine. Her shrine is situated in maha mandapam. There is a north facing shrine for Varadaraja Perumal along with his consorts Sridevi and Bhudevi in mukha mandapam. There is an east facing shrine for Nanjundeswarar along with his consort Mandalambikai in mukha mandapam. A big nandi can be found facing towards this shrine.


A separate south facing shrine for Pratyangira Devi can be seen near to Nanjundeswarar shrine. She is called as Shatru Nivarthi Mangala Pratyangira Devi. Idols of Vinayaga, Suryan, Bhairavar and Saneeswarar can be seen in the temple premises. Theertham associated with this temple is Brahma Theertham. It is situated on the southern side of the temple. Sthala Vriksham is Vilwa Tree. There is a Vanni Tree in the inner prakaram.


Connectivity

For brief details, please refer below link;

https://tamilnadu-favtourism.blogspot.com/2021/10/brahmapureeswarar-temple-melacauvery-connectivity.html

Location

Herandanathar Temple, Kottaiyur – Connectivity

Herandanathar Temple, Kottaiyur – Connectivity

The Temple is located at about 4.5 Kms from Kumbakonam Bus Stand and 5 Kms from Kumbakonam Railway Station. The Temple is situated on the street connecting the Kottaiyur Kodeeswarar Temple to the banks of Cauvery river. Kumbakonam is well-connected by road and rail with the rest of India. Kumbakonam is located at about 6 Kms from Thirunageswaram, 8 Kms from Patteeswaram, 9 Kms from Thiruvidaimarudur, 9 Kms from Nachiyar Koil, 15 Kms from Papanasam, 34 Kms from Mayiladuthurai, 35 Kms from Thiruvaiyaru, 40 Kms from Thanjavur, 42 Kms from Thiruvarur, 88 Kms from Trichy, 101 Kms from Trichy Airport and 283 Kms from Chennai.

By Road:

The Temple is situated to the north – west of Kumbakonam on the Kumbakonam – Swamimalai Road. Town bus from Kumbakonam to Swamimalai passes through this place. There are regular government and private bus services to Chennai, Thanjavur, Mannargudi, Trichy, Chidambaram, Tiruppur, Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam, Coimbatore, Palani, Thoothukudi, Madurai, Sivagangai, Puducherry and Tirunelveli. The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) operates daily services from Bengaluru and Mysuru to Kumbakonam. 

By Train:

Kumbakonam is connected by rail with most important towns and cities in South India. The Mysuru – Mayiladuthurai Express connects Kumbakonam with Mysuru and Bengaluru. There are regular express trains that connect Kumbakonam with major cities in the state like Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai and Trichy. There are passenger trains that connect Kumbakonam with Thanjavur, Trichy, Chidambaram and Mayiladuthurai.

By Air:

The nearest domestic and international airport is located at Trichy.

Herandanathar Temple, Kottaiyur, Thanjavur

Herandanathar Temple, Kottaiyur, Thanjavur

Herandanathar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Kottaiyur, a village in the outskirts of Kumbakonam, in Thanjavur District in Tamil Nadu. Presiding deity is called as Herandanathar / Sundareswarar and Mother is called as Meenakshi. The Temple is situated on the northern banks of Cauvery river.

Legends

As per legend, Sage Heranda performed penance and attained salvation here. Hence, the Lord came to be called as Herandanathar and the place came to be called as Herandapuram.

The Temple

This Temple is facing towards east. Nandi and Balipeedam can be found facing towards sanctum. The Temple consists of sanctum, ardha mandapam and maha mandapam. Presiding deity is called as Herandanathar / Sundareswarar. He is housed in the sanctum in the form of Lingam. The vimana over the sanctum follows dravida style and is of three tiers. Mother is called as Meenakshi. She is housed in a separate south facing shrine. Her shrine is situated in maha mandapam. Jeeva Samadhi of Sage Heranda is situated next to the temple.

Connectivity

For brief details, please refer below link;

https://tamilnadu-favtourism.blogspot.com/2021/10/herandanathar-temple-kottaiyur-connectivity.html

Location

Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt, Kumbakonam – Connectivity

Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt, Kumbakonam – Connectivity

The Mutt is located at about 2 Kms from Kumbakonam Bus Stand and 3 Kms from Kumbakonam Railway Station. Kumbakonam is well-connected by road and rail with the rest of India. Kumbakonam is located at about 6 Kms from Thirunageswaram, 8 Kms from Patteeswaram, 9 Kms from Thiruvidaimarudur, 9 Kms from Nachiyar Koil, 15 Kms from Papanasam, 34 Kms from Mayiladuthurai, 35 Kms from Thiruvaiyaru, 40 Kms from Thanjavur, 42 Kms from Thiruvarur, 88 Kms from Trichy, 101 Kms from Trichy Airport and 283 Kms from Chennai.

By Road:

There are regular government and private bus services to Chennai, Thanjavur, Mannargudi, Trichy, Chidambaram, Tiruppur, Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam, Coimbatore, Palani, Thoothukudi, Madurai, Sivagangai, Puducherry and Tirunelveli. The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) operates daily services from Bengaluru and Mysuru to Kumbakonam. 

By Train:

Kumbakonam is connected by rail with most important towns and cities in South India. The Mysuru – Mayiladuthurai Express connects Kumbakonam with Mysuru and Bengaluru. There are regular express trains that connect Kumbakonam with major cities in the state like Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai and Trichy. There are passenger trains that connect Kumbakonam with Thanjavur, Trichy, Chidambaram and Mayiladuthurai.

By Air:

The nearest domestic and international airport is located at Trichy.

Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur

Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur

Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt is a Hindu monastic religious institution located in Kumbakonam Town in Kumbakonam Taluk in Thanjavur District in Tamil Nadu. The Mutt follows Nayak style architecture. This Mutt is a branch of Kanchipuram Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt. Kumbakonam Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt is also referred to as Kumbakonam Madam. The Madam is situated on the southern banks of Cauvery River. The mutt is situated on the Madam street near the old bridge on the Cauvery River.






History

The Kanchi Mutt was shifted to Kumbakonam from Kanchipuram during the Carnatic wars. Kanchipuram was under repeated invasions during this turbulent period. The Kanchi Mutt was shifted first to Thanjavur for safety reasons and later to Kumbakonam. The 68th Acharya of Kanchi Mutt spent a considerable amount of time in learning the Vedas and initiated his first Digvijaya from here. 

Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi V: 

Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi V was the 62nd Peedathipathi of Kanchi Mutt. He was the Peedathipathi of Kanchi Mutt during Carnatic wars. For safety reasons, he decided to migrate south. Acharya shifted to Thanjavur on the insistence of Pratapa Simha, Rajah of Tanjore (1740-63). Later, he found Kumbakonam was more suitable for Kanchi Mutt. Finally, the Mutt was shifted to Kumbakonam. He attained Mukti at Kumbakonam on Shukla Prathama in the month of Pushya of the cyclic year Subhakrt (1783 AD)

Sri Mahadevendra Saraswathi V: 

Sri Mahadevendra Saraswathi V was the 63rd Peedathipathi of Kanchi Mutt. His original name was Anna Srauti and was a native of Kumbakonam. He attained Mukti at Kumbakonam on Sukla Dwadasi in the month of Ashada of the cyclic year Srimukha (1813 AD). 

Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi VI:

Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi VI was the 64th Peedathipathi of Kanchi Mutt. He original name was Venkatasubramanya Dikshitar. He belonged to the family of Govinda Dikshithar, minister of Thanjavur Nayaks. He renovated Kamakshi Temple at Kanchipuram and performed consecration ceremony on 22nd January 1840 AD. He presented the ear ornaments to Akhilandeshwari in Thiruvanaikaval in 1848 AD. He attained Mukti at Kumbakonam on Sukla Prathama in the month of Karthika of the cyclic year Sadarana (1851 AD). 

The Mutt

The Mutt follows Nayak style architecture. The Kumbakonam mutt houses a Veda Patashala and Adhistanams of 62nd, 63rd and 64th Acharyas of Kanchi Mutt.





Connectivity

For brief details, please refer below link;

https://tamilnadu-favtourism.blogspot.com/2021/10/kanchi-kamakoti-mutt-kumbakonam-connectivity.html

Location