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:

SG said...

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.

chitra said...

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

KParthasarathi said...

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

chitra said...

Thanks Kp, Wish I could do more posts.

Team G Square said...

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

Arti said...

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

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

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

chitra said...

Thanks TGS.

chitra said...

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

chitra said...

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

....Petty Witter said...

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

chitra said...

Thanks PW.

Insignia said...

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

P.N. Subramanian said...

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

Sridharan said...

Superb..!

R. Ramesh said...

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

P.N. Subramanian said...

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

sm said...

beautiful slide show

Sridharan Srinivasan said...

Superb..!

Tracy Terry said...

Stopping by to say hello.

R. Ramesh said...

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:)

chitra said...

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

chitra said...

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

Ram Sridharan said...

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.

chitra said...

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