Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sri Nataraja Temple Neyveli Township

A couple of months ago I had an occasion to have darshan of this temple. It is situated inside the township and is easily found. The Nataraja here is  mammoth 10.1 feet tall and 8.4 feet base. An ancient temple of 500 years was apparently present here before the township was built and has been rebuilt.

The main attraction is the hall housing the Nataraja facing the main entrance.IMG_20160925_103334_HDR

pic below  from the web courtesy @ Dinamalar .com

To your left you see a shiva temple complex the sempon Jothinathar IMG_20160925_103525_HDR

on either sides are Ashtabhuja Durga , Suryan,  dasa bhuja Bhairava, Shanishwarar. The Navagrahas are uniquely represented as in the Gangaikonda cholapuram temple

These pics of the idols are also from Dinamalar.com

Dasa bhuja Bhairava

Ashta bhuja Durga

The navagraha

There is a meditation hall with all the 63 nayanmars housed inside IMG_20160925_103530_HDR