Thursday, May 30, 2013

Bhaktavatsaleshwarar temple or Thazha kovil at Thirukazhukundram

This is the temple right in the middle of the market. It is about 12 acres with 4 gopurams. 7,8,9, 6 tiered gopurams resembling annamalaiar temple in tiruvannamalai.This is mainly ambal shrine for Ambal Tripurasundari.IMG_0102


There are three praharams  The outer praharam has a pond called Nandi theertha kulam There is a nice  Ashta bhuja durga, next to the kulam . There are two mandabams with many sculptures  one is the Amai mandabam where the entire structure id supported by a tortoise shaped base in stone.seen belowIMG_0014

This praharam also has a Vinayakar sannidhi

The next sannidhi has the Murugan, somaskandhar sannidhi, atmanathar sannidhi with manika vasakar,and Ambal sannidhi.

The ambal is in standing posture and abhishekam is done for he feet only.

The priest will show you the sanghus collected form the theertham if you buy a ticket for Rs.2/

The Main sannidhi was closed for renovation . so we did not see the Moolavar .

There was a Gajaprushti projection on the side of the main sannidhi which was explained as the old moola sthanam which has now been changed

The Main sannidhi IMG_0016

The vinayakar, somaskandar sannidhis with atmanathar sannidhi with manika vasakar sannidhi



Sthala vruksham neem tree



The Atmanadhar sannidhi where Manickavasagar was blessed


Ambal sannidhi





The old main sannidhi with the gajaprushti type praharam now forms the side




The various conches collected from the sangu theertham


The various sculptures in the Aamai mandabam  they look so great

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