Saturday, February 20, 2021

Ammaiappar Temple, Ammaiappan, Thanjavur

Ammaiappar Temple, Ammaiappan, Thanjavur

Ammaiappar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Ammaiappan Village in Thiruvidaimarudur Taluk in Thanjavur District of Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Ammaiappar and Mother is called as Bagam Piriyal. The Temple is situated on southern banks of Kollidam River.

The Temple

The Temple is facing towards east with entrances on eastern and western side. Nandi and Balipeedam can be found immediately after the entrance facing the sanctum. The Sanctum Sanctorum consists of Maha Mandapam, Maha Mandapam, Artha Mandapam and Sanctum. Presiding Deity is called as Ammaiappar and is facing east. He is housed in the sanctum in the form of Lingam. Vinayaga and Murugan can be seen at the entrance of the sanctum.

Vinayaga, Dakshinamoorthy, Lingodbhava, Brahma and Durga are the Koshta idols located around the sanctum walls. Chandikeswarar Shrine can be seen in his usual location. Mother is called as Bagam Piriyal. She is housed in a separate south facing shrine. Her shrine is situated in Maha Mandapam. There are shrines for Vinayaga, Murugan, Maha Lakshmi, Navagrahas, Bhairavar and Suryan in the temple premises.

Connectivity

The Temple is located at about 5 Kms from Thiruppanandal Bus Stand, 17 Kms from Aduthurai Railway Station, 19 Kms from Thiruvidaimarudur, 25 Kms from Kumbakonam, 26 Kms from Kumbakonam Railway Station, 62 Kms from Thanjavur and 115 Kms from Trichy Airport. The Temple is situated at about 2.5 Kms from NH – 36 (Kumbakonam to Chennai Route) at Thathuvanchery.

Location 

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