Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Tiruvalanchuzhi . Kumbakonam

Very ancient temple complex situated in calm sylvan surroundings.
This temple complex houses shrines for Lord Shiva and Vinayagar.
 Shiva here is known as Valanchuzhi Nathar and is swaymbumurthy. Amman here is Periya Nayagi and her shrine is near to Lord Shiva's.
There is also a shrine for Kaliamman here outside the main shrine.
This temple  is more popular  for the shrine for Swetha Vinayagar or Vellai Vinyagar.

 The  idol of Lord Ganesha  is very small and is believed to be made by the Gods from the foam of the milky ocean when they were performing the churning of sea to obtain nectar.
This temple is very near to Swami malai - One of the Arupadai Veedu of Lord Muruga.
The intricate work on the pillars and corridors are magnificent.

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Teamgsquare said...

Beautiful, loved the oil lamp made of rock...

KParthasarathi said...

Wow! Seems a very big temple with long corridors and the precincts kept very clean.The rock lamp is unique.Thank you for including many pictures of the place.

Chitra said...

Yes TGS, it is unique

chitra said...

Yes, Kp it is a huge temple complex with separte shrines for Shiva and Vinayaga

V Gopalan said...

Lovely pictures! Especially the oil lamp made of rock! Will visit this next time I am around that place!