Thursday, March 4, 2021

Panaamudeeswarar Temple, Kanchipuram

Panaamudeeswarar Temple, Kanchipuram

Panaamudeeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Kanchipuram City in Kanchipuram District of Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Panaamudeeswarar / Pannakaparanan / Panaathresar / Panaathareeswarar and Mother is called as Kamakshi. The Temple is also called as Panaatharesam. This Temple is considered as one of the 108 Shiva temples mentioned in Kanchi Puranam. The Temple is situated on Vallal Pachaiyappan Street near Aladi Pillaiyar Temple in Kanchipuram.


Legends

For brief details, please refer below link;

https://tamilnadu-favtourism.blogspot.com/2021/03/panaamudeeswarar-temple-kanchipuram-legends.html

History

The temple was believed to be built by Pallavas, rebuilt by Sundara Chola in 10th Century CE and later renovated by Vijayanagara Kings. Lord Shiva was called as Padamudaya Nayanar in the inscriptions. The temple had its recent Kumbabhishekam in 2005.


The Temple

This  Temple is facing towards east with three tiered Rajagopuram. Nandi and Balipeedam can be found immediately after Rajagopuram facing sanctum through window. The Sanctum Sanctorum consists of Sanctum, Ardha Mandapam and Maha Mandapam. The Sanctum can be accessed from the south side. Utsava Idols, Raghu and Kethu Lingas can be seen in Artha Mandapam.


Presiding Deity is called as Panaamudeeswarar / Pannakaparanan / Panaathresar / Panaathareeswarar and is facing east. He is housed in the sanctum in the form of Lingam. The Lingam is housed in a square Avudaiyar. Nardana Vinayagar, Dakshinamurthy, Vishnu, Brahma and Durga are the Koshta idols located around sanctum walls. Chandikeswarar Shrine can be seen in his usual location.


Vimana over the sanctum is of two tiers. The outer walls of the sanctum are rich in ancient inscriptions. Kamakshi Amman of Kanchi Kamakshi temple is considered as the consort of Lord Shiva. There is no separate shrine for Mother in the temple premises. There is a Utsava Idol of Yoga Sakthi Amman in the sanctum. Her idol is facing towards south.


There is a shrine for Siddheeswarar (in Linga form) in the temple premises. There is a shrine for Vara Siddhi Vinayaga in the temple premises. Kalahastheeswarar Linga can be found in this shrine. There are shrines for Lord Murugan with his consorts Valli & Devasena, Nataraja, Saneeswarar, Virupaksheeswarar, Navagrahas, Vishnu, Surya, Bhairava, Karpaga Vinayagar, Athipatheeswarar, Vikadachakra Vinayaga and Aladi Pillaiyar in the temple premises.


Temple Opening Time

The Temple remains open from 06.30 AM to 10.30 AM and 05.30 PM to 07.30 PM. 

Connectivity

For brief details, please refer below link;

https://tamilnadu-favtourism.blogspot.com/2021/03/panaamudeeswarar-temple-kanchipuram-connectivity.html

Location

No comments: