Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Manikeswara Swami Temple, Sivapurani, Thanjavur

Manikeswara Swami Temple, Sivapurani, Thanjavur

Manikeswara Swami Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Thiruloki Village in Thiruvidaimarudur Taluk in Thanjavur District in Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Manikeswara Swami and Mother is called as Sivapoorani / Maragadambikai. The village was named after the Mother of this temple.




The Temple

This is a west facing temple. It is of brick construction and is situated on elevated position. The Temple was completely in ruins. The Sanctum Sanctorum consists of Maha Mandapam, Artha Mandapam and Sanctum. Presiding Deity is called as Manikeswara Swami. He is housed in the sanctum in the form of Lingam. Nandi was housed in a Mandapam, facing the sanctum in the outer prakaram.

Mother is called as Sivapoorani / Maragadambikai. She is housed in a separate south facing shrine. Only Lingam and Vinayagar Idol remains intact. Rest all the other idols were vandalized. Head of the Nandi was broken, Crown of the Mother idol was damaged and other idols currently in the temple premises are also damaged.

Connectivity

The Temple is located at about 1 Km from Thiruloki, 6 Kms from Thiruppanandal, 8 Kms from Kanjanur, 10 Kms from Thirumangalakudi, 10 Kms from Suriyanar Kovil, 12 Kms from Aduthurai, 12 Kms from Aduthurai Railway Station, 12 Kms from Narasingampettai Railway Station, 15 Kms from Thiruvidaimaruthur, 16 Kms from Thiruvidaimaruthur Railway Station, 22 Kms from Mayiladuthurai, 24 Kms from Kumbakonam, 62 Kms from Thanjavur and 116 Kms from Trichy Airport. The Temple can be reached from Thiruppanandal via Thiruloki.

Location

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