Friday, July 21, 2017

Panchanadeeswarar Temple, Kurumbalur, Perambalur

Panchanadeeswarar Temple, Kurumbalur, Perambalur
Panchanadeeswarar Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva located at Kurumbalur Village in Perambalur District of Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is called as Panchanadeeswarar and Mother is called as Dharmasamvardhini.

King Veeratarajan who ruled here was a frequent visitor to the Tiruvaiyaru temple. When floods prevented him from going there Vyagiryadhar, a Siddhar, who is said to have lived as a leopard (Kurumpuli) here is said to have instructed King Veeratarajan to build this temple. Hence the name of the place is also Kurumpuliyur, later corrupted to Kurumbalur. Arjuna is believed to have performed pooja here.
The Temple was built in 10th century AD by Veeratarajan as per stone inscriptions found here.
The Temple
This is a large temple with a 5 tier Rajagopuram at the east. A large temple tank is seen a little distance to the east. Presiding Deity is called as Panchanadeeswarar and is facing east. Mother is called as Dharmasamvardhini and is facing south. Nrityaganapati, Dakshinamurthy, Lingodhbava, Brahma, Durga, Chandikeswara, Siddhi Vinayakar, Kasi Viswanathar, Visalakshi, Shanmuga Subramanian, Navagraha and 63 Nayanmars are the other deities can be seen in this Temple.
Kurumbalur is located at about 10 Kms west of Perambalur on the Thuraiyur road, 45 Kms from Ariyalur and 70 Kms from Trichy. Nearest Railway Station is located at Ariyalur and Nearest Airport is located at Trichy.

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