Monday, August 9, 2010

Arani :Birth place Of Shri Sankara Vijayendra saraswathy

After the visit to the Siruvapuri Balasubramaniam swamy temple we proceeded along the small village roads for about 15 kms to reach Arani , this town is not to be confused with the place near Vellore. This is near thandalam and Uthukottai .
DSC_7588This town happens to be the birth place of Shri.Sankara Vijayendra saraswathy (bala periyava) . I heard from authentic sources that this was the near by town where his mother came for delivery and he was born in his periappa’s house at Arani. The same house has been acquired by the Kanchi mutt and an Adishankara temple has been constructed here, there are a devoted bhaktha family staying here taking care of the temple .
View from Outside
Near by in walking distance is the old Shiva temple The sampangi pitchandeshwarar temple built by cholas but due to paucity of time I could not visit this time. May be later.DSC_7593
From here I moved to Thandalam for a visit to the important temple there.