Sunday, October 30, 2011

Manimangalam Kailasanathar Temple

I read an article  once

in the Hindu where a 1000 year temple was in dilapidated condition. http://www.hindu.com/2006/09/02/stories/2006090208830100.htm

Thankfully a group of people from SRI PALANIANDAVER TRUST have come forward and are in the process of renovating the temple since 2009. The temple is supposedly built in 950 AD by the telugu Chola king Vijaya Baalaya chola. Later, this temple was renovated during various periods by Raja Raja Chola (985 AD), Rajendra Chola (1014 AD) and Kulothunga Chola (1070 AD).as per the local inscriptions available

This is the first temple you see on the left when you enter manimangalam from tambaram/ mudichur.The lord has been shifted to a shed and Balalayam has been done and the temple is being rebuilt

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( Main sanctum being built)

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(Nandi mandabam in front of the sanctum the lord is now housed in the shed seen behind)

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(A view inside the shed)

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There is a new ganapathy temple painted yellow which has been constructed here

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