Saturday, February 20, 2021

Vyasa Santhaleeswarar Temple, Kanchipuram

Vyasa Santhaleeswarar Temple, Kanchipuram

Vyasa Santhaleeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Kanchipuram City in Kanchipuram District of Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Santhaleeswarar / Vyasa Santhaleeswarar and Mother is called as Kamakshi. This Temple is considered as one of the 108 Shiva temples mentioned in Kanchi Puranam. The Temple is also called as Santhaleeswarar Temple and Sarnthasayam.

Legends

For brief details, please refer below link;

https://tamilnadu-favtourism.blogspot.com/2021/02/vyasa-santhaleeswarar-temple-kanchipuram-legends.html

History

The Temple is believed to be built during Cholas. The temple suffered damages during Islamic invasions.

The Temple

This temple is facing towards east with an entrance arch. The entrance arch has stucco image of Rishabaroodar flanked by Nandis. Sculptures of Vinayaga & Murugan and Dvarapalas can be seen on both sides of the entrance arch. Nandi and Balipeedam can be found immediately after the entrance arch, facing the sanctum.

The Sanctum Sanctorum consists of Sanctum Antarala, Artha Mandapam and Maha Mandapam. Presiding Deity is called as Santhaleeswarar / Vyasa Santhaleeswarar and is facing east. He is housed in the sanctum in the form of Lingam. The Lingam is having sixteen stripes in it (Shodasa Lingam). Vinayaga, Dakshinamurthy, Vishnu, Brahma and Durga are the Koshta idols located around the sanctum walls.

Chandikeswarar Shrine can be seen in his usual location. As in other temples in Kanchipuram, there is no separate shrine of Parvathi as it is believed that Kamakshi of Kanchipuram Kamakshi Temple is the common Parvathi shrine for all Shiva temples. Vyasa Peedam can be seen in the prakaram.

There is an idol of Vyasa can be seen in between Vinayaga idols in Ardha Mandapam. Nalvar shrine can be seen in the Maha Mandapam. There are shrines for Selva Vinayagar, Lord Arumugam with his consorts Valli & Devasena, Bhairava and Navagrahas in the temple premises. There is a temple pond outside the temple premises.

Temple Opening Time

The temple remains open from 08.00 am to 10.30 am and 05.00 pm to 07.00 pm.

Connectivity

For brief details, please refer below link;

https://tamilnadu-favtourism.blogspot.com/2021/02/vyasa-santhaleeswarar-temple-kanchipuram-connectivity.html

Location

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