Thursday, December 27, 2012

Jeeyapuram ShriChandrashekarendra Temple

This is a padal petra sthalam though I tried twice I found the door closed.

How to Reach:

 The road from trichy to kulithalai will take a left curve and almost climb over the temple ramparts so you can not miss this temple.It is about a kilometer from the Allur temple

Legends:

The temple is supposedly housing a Shivalingam which is shaped like a Jack fruit and the sthalavruksham is also a Jack fruit tree which at any given time has fruits both from the branches as well as the roots!!

The temple has been sung about by Sri. Thirugnanasambandar . It was built by Kundavai the Chola Princess

A better explanation of the historicity is found here

http://jeeyapuram.blogspot.in/2009/02/sri-chandrasekaraswami-temple-history.html

http://jeeyapuram.blogspot.in/2008/10/sri-chandrasekaraswami-temple-history_22.html

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Hope some day The lord blesses me with a detailed darshan

LAst friday 16/5/14 I had an occation to see this temple. The main Garba gruha was locked though. It was a huge complex with separete sannidhis for Chandrashekareshwara and Ambal Mrugadharambikai ( Daping the Animal- a deer also known as Maan endhiya valli in Tamil)

THe view of the first praharam20140516_172916

The nandi seen in the foreground

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Entrance toThe main sannidhi which was closed

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The main sannidhi has lot of writings all around and have been researched by the ASI

as seen in the history. In a  variation from usual I found a vrishabanatha behind a mew dakshinamurthy

 

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The sthalavruksham with a nandi in  front20140516_174028

Plenty of Bhiva fruits in the garden

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The western side had a Ardhanari in the back

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Notice the inscriptions around this niche all a treasure trove of history

The ambal sannidhi is in the fore ground facing South. The ambal is seen leaning on a deer which was very nice

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Vinayagar sannidhi behind the main sannidhi

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Navagraha in the forecourt of the Main sannidhi

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A small Lion figurine with two bodies and one face a masterpiece lying forgotten as the temple itself is , avery sad story regarding our cultural heritage!!

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