Friday, February 3, 2017

Tiruvilanagar Uchiravaneswarar Temple – The Temple

Tiruvilanagar Uchiravaneswarar Temple – The Temple
This temple occupies an area of about 2.3 acres. The temple has a five tier Rajagopuram and two prakarams.  The Balipeeta, Nandhi and a court hall are near the Rajagopuram. Mother graces from a shrine north of the Maha Mandapam.  Lords Dakshinamurthy, Vishnu, Brahmma, Vinayaka, Bhairava, Somaskanda, Nataraja, Mothers Durga, Gajalakshmi, planet Sani Bhagwan and Sun - Surya are in shrines in the prakara.

Lord Shiva in the temple is a Swayambumurthy and he is called as Thurai Kaattum Vallalar / Uchira Vaneswarar. Mother is called as Thurai Kaattum Valli / Veyurutholi Amman. She appears like ready to protect devotees holding discus and conch in her hands. Theertham of this Temple is Cauvery River and Sthala Vriksham is Vizhal.

In Koshtam Dhakshinamoorthy, Thirumal is in the place of Lingothbhavar, Brahma and Durgai. Except Moolasthanam, all other structures are built with bricks. Inscriptions from the Chola and Nayak periods are seen here although much of the present structure of this temple is only about 300 years old. 

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