Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Muppurareeswarar Temple, Kanchipuram

Muppurareeswarar  Temple, Kanchipuram

Muppurareeswarar  Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Thiruputkuzhi near Kanchipuram City in Kanchipuram Taluk in Kanchipuram District of Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Muppurareeswarar and Mother is called as Kamakshi Amman This Temple is considered as one of the 108 Shiva temples mentioned in Kanchi Puranam. The Temple is also called as Muppurari Kottam


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The place was called as Eyir Kottam in ancient times. Later got corrupted to Eeya Kottam – Eeya Koshtam – Eeya Kotteswarar Koyil. Currently called as Eeya Pillaiyar Koyil Mandapam. The temple was believed to be built by Rajasimha Pallava.

The Temple

This Temple is facing towards east. Nandi and Balipeedam can be found facing the sanctum. The Sanctum Sanctorum consists of Sanctum, Ardha Mandapam and Maha Mandapam. Presiding Deity is called as Muppurareeswarar and is facing east. He is housed in the sanctum in the form of Lingam. Kamakshi Amman of Kanchi Kamakshi temple is considered as the consort of Lord Shiva. There are shrines for Vinayaga and Murugan can be seen in the temple premises. There is shrine for Muneeswaran in the north east corner of Ardha Mandapam. It is said that Muneeswaran guards the temple in the form of Balipeedam.


People pray here for safe delivery, relief from cancer and for business development.


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