Sunday, August 7, 2016

Ardhanareeswarar Temple, Tiruchengode - Chariots

Ardhanareeswarar Temple, Tiruchengode - Chariots
There are four car chariots available in this temple. The first is for Lord Vinayagar, the second belongs to Lord Sengottuvelavar, the third to Lord Ardhanareeswara and the fourth for Aadhikesava perumal. During this festival the idols of Lord Ardhanareeswara, Sengottuvelavar and Aadhikesava Perumal are brought down from the hill temple for the chariot procession. At the end of 14th day the idols are taken back.
In 1628 A.D Kondapoopathi who ruled kongu nadu donated two small chariots. The chariots were there for nearly 374 years. In 1699 A.D Chennaraja Chikendrar made a chariot for Lord Sengottuvelavar. In 1699 A.D Nagamalai Gounder (1699 A.D) donated the biggest chariot for Lord Ardhanareeswara. During the festival lakhs of people gather to get the blessings of Lord Ardhanareeswara.
Golden Chariot:
Golden Chariot is at the Hill Temple. Golden Chariot Procession can be done by Devotees for Rs.1500/-. The Golden Chariot procession is held on every day, except on Festival days.

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