Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Sekkizhar Mani Mandapam, Kundrathur, Chennai

Sekkizhar Mani Mandapam is a memorial dedicated to famous Tamil Scholar and Poet Sekkizhar located at Kundrathur, a suburb of Chennai in the Kanchipuram District of Tamil Nadu.  He lived in the 12th century CE during the period of Kulothunga Chola II. He was the author of Periya Puranam, which talks about the lives and greatness of 63 Nayanmars. The temple of Nageswarar in Kundrathur was built by Sekkizhar.

In memory of this great poet, a big mandapam (hall) was constructed near Nageswarar Temple in the recent past. This mandapam is called as Sekkizhar Mani Mandapam. This big hall has a statue of Sekkizhar in the middle. There is a Dyana mandapam situated inside the Mani Mandapam. This hall is very well maintained and looks clean and neat. The open space outside the hall has beautiful gardens and the villagers visit this site during the evening time to enjoy the pleasant weather and breeze.
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1 comment:

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