Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Bhoomeshwarar Temple, Marakkanam, Villupuram

Bhoomeshwarar Temple, Marakkanam, Villupuram
This Shiva temple is a very ancient one belonging to Chola period. It is located at the Junction of Marakkanam - Thenpakkam Road with ECR Road.

Located on the ECR roadside, this ancient Shiva temple, unusually has Nandhi in front of the Amman and a Paavai Vilakku in front of Shiva.

Stone Idol of Dakshinamoorthy - the South facing God destroying the evil Muyalagan. In every Siva temple the stone image of Dakshinamurthy is installed, on the southern circumambulatory path around the sanctum sanctorum. Dakshinamurthy is an aspect of Shiva as a guru (teacher). - His personification as the supreme of awareness, understanding and knowledge.

Stone idol of Bhairavar the fierce manifestation of Shiva associated with annihilation. He is one of the most important deities of Nepal, sacred to Hindus and Buddhists alike.

He is depicted ornamented with a range of twisted serpents, which serve as earrings, bracelets, anklets, and sacred thread (yajnopavita). He wears a tiger skin and a ritual apron composed of human bones. Bhairava has a dog as his divine vahana (vehicle).

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