Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, Kanadukathan, Sivaganga

Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, Kanadukathan, Sivaganga
Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Kanadukathan in Sivaganga District of Tamilnadu. Presiding deity is called as Sundareswarar and Mother is called as Meenakshi. The temple is facing east with a 3 tier Rajagopuram and there is Rajagopuram on the south side too. Moolavar is little taller. Ambal is in a separate Sannadhi facing south.

In koshtam, Vinayagar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbhavar, Brahma and Durgai are located. In prakaram, Sannadhi for Sandikeswarar, Vinayagar, Sri Valli Devasena Subramaniyar, Gajalakshmi, Saba mandapam, Bairavar, Navagrahas, Chandran and Suryan are located. Temple pond is on the east side with unique construction.

There is a separate temple for Sri Muthu Ganapathy on the left side of main temple facing east. Inside mandapam ceiling were with lot of paintings. On the south side Ambal’s nine avatars (Navarathri Festival). All the paintings were done with herbal paints (Mooligai).

The temple is at Kanadukathan also called as Chettinad. It is located 5 Kms away from the bypass road. Buses are available from Karaikudi, Pudukottai, and Trichy. From Kanadukathan bus-stand one can reach the temple by hiring an auto.