Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Thiru Kokaranam Bhrihadambal temple- Pudukkottai, Tamiilnadu

Thiru Kokarnam lies just 5 Kms from the town of Pudukottai in Tamilnadu, This temple is very popular  in the name of Mother Goddess Brihadambal  also known as  Arakasu Amman. She is the family deity of Thondaiman dynasty which ruled Pudukottai centuries ago. She is known  as Arakasu( kasu- coin) Amman as the Thondaman rulers had minted a coin with Goddess Brihadambal's image. Devotees firmly believe that the Goddess is powerful enough to recover and restore their lost articles and  devotees worship Her with jaggery ; a very simple and easy way to please the Goddess.

 Siva here is known as  of Kokarnanathar and is situated in a small cave inside a rock. Just at the entrance of Siva's shrine one would find Saptamatrukkal and  Veera Bhadrar  and Ganesha .
The temple has many sub shrines too. A temple worth visiting . The walls of the temple are adorned with lot of paintings and is done with natural dyes.

25 comments:

  1. You won’t believe it. I was looking at the picture of Araikasu Amman only last evening. This morning I wake up and see your post. On our next visit to India we are visiting this amman.

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  2. SG, Wow!! you must be feeling great. There somethings in life which are unexplainable..right?

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  3. But for you,many readers like me would not have known about the existence of such temples in South India..Thanks for the crisp write up and the picture

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    1. Thanks Kp, Wish I could do more posts.

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  4. Nice to know about this temple. Natural dye paintings are fascinating.

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  5. Beautiful temple and pictures, Chitra and I completely second KP's comment above. You are missed.

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    1. Arti, How I wish I could write posts very often. My work load has increased.But trying my best .thanks a lot.

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  6. Thanks for this informative post. Must add to my to see list time I am in Pudukottai.

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    1. thanks Ramakrishnan.Pls. do visit. You'll like it a lot.

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  7. Always amazing and often beautiful but the fact that this temple resides within a cave somehow makes it extra special in my eyes.

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  8. My dad's parents are from here and my dad used to mention this temple.Never been and nobody lives there anymore. Thanks ma'am; I got to see the pictures

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  9. Very informative post. Surprisingly the areas surrounding Pudukottai is very rich archaeologically and I am yet to get there.Thank you.

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  10. super post as usual chitraji...happy Dasara..sure all well and happy..wishes

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  11. Nice to learn about Arakasu Amman. I had commented earlier also but do not know what went wrong.

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    1. PW,
      thanks and sorry was ot very active for last few months.

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  13. chitraaajii..sorry I could not be in touch for sometime..am gearing up for am important, happy family event in feb..dear blog friends like you are always in my mind..thanks for all the encouragement:)

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    1. Ramesh,
      Arre yaar..bold do, when you land. At least we will talk over phone.

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  14. We are from Thiru-Gokarnam, remember my mother often used to mentoion "arai-kasu with goddesses image on one side used to be given as dhakshina after the feeding festivities. Very nostalgic.

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  15. Thanks Ram Sridharan. I was on a pilgrimage. Hence delay in publishing comment. Stay blessed.Happy you found it interesting.

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