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This temple is considered important for its three key attributes-Murthy, Sthalam and
Theertham-Lord ‘s glory, the sacredness of the land and the auspicious tank of the temple. This is to the eastTemple, and it has two hallwaysThere is an arch style entry, instead of a main tower (Rajagopuram).
Off west. Without kavasam the Dwajasthambam stands separately. At Nandhi and PalipeedamUnder a small mandapam, ground floor. Bali peetha, flag post and idolised Nandi face .
- Moolavar : Deivanayaka Easwarar
- Amman / Thayar : Kanakakujambikai
- Thala Virutcham : Mara Mallikai – Jasmine
- Theertham : Mallika Pushkarini.
- Agamam / Pooja : Kameekam
- Old year : 1000-2000 years old
- Historical Name : Ilambayankattoor.
- Location : Ilambayankattoor, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu
As Arambeshwarar / Chandrasekharar / Deivanayakeswarar is considered the presiding Deity. Mother is called Mulaiyammai Kanaka Kujambikai / Kodenthu.
Here the Swayambu lingam is a combination of white and red colours and is most frequently covered by a sheet of metal (Kavacham). It’s said that sun rays fall directly on the lingam in this temple every year from April 2 to 7, and from September 5 to 11.
At that time the Sun God (Suryan) is believed to worship Lord Shiva. This lingam, as it is “Theendathirumeni,” is not touched by human hands, not even by the priests
Here Lord Shiva appears soft as Kondrai flower petals. Cow Puja is done everyday (Gopuja)At the temple.
Clothes and flowers are being offered with the help of a stick. Nirudha Ganapati,
Dakshina Murti, Vishnu, Durga, Brahma and Chandikeswarar are found as the koshta deities on the wallaround the main shrine. Dakshina Murti is very popular; he is found in a different posture with ‘chinmudra’..
He is named ‘Yoga Dakshina Murti;’ the location is considered one of the Guru Sthalams as well.Mother Kanakakujambigai faces the Sri Chakra Peeta to the south and is a slightly larger idol located inA separate Prakaram Sub-Shrine. Offered as Nivedhana, Rice. Ambal Sannadhi has twoOne is prakaram inside and the other is prakaram outside.With its 16 sides, the Arambeshwarar is
Located in the southeast of the temple, waiting to give its devotees the seventeen boons of prosperity.The Yoga Dakshinamurthy that was found at the Goshtam is another temple speciality. Both his body
Closed and right hands forming the Mudra Chin and put on the knot of the Brahma
Yagnopaveetham, holding in his upper hand a Trishul and Akka Maalai, is found in a very special manner
Place. Several hundred devotees come here on special days, including Guru Peyarchi, to pray YogaDakshinamurthy, then.
This temple features two prakaras. The prakara exterior has two sub-shrines-Ganesha andWith his consorts Subramanya. There are two sub shrines-Ganesha and Subramanya-in the inner prakara too.
Lords Vinayakar, Hanuman, Mahavishnu, Suryan, Chandran, Brahma, Bairavar, Shrines and IdolsIn the corridor one can see Durgai and Chandikeswarar.
Theertham connected to this temple is
Theertham Chandra, and Theertham Malligai. The holy tank situated south of the temple is known as Theertham Chandra. Mara Malligai: Sthala Vriksham.
Within the temple there is a Vedha Paata Shala but it didn’t seem like it was being used. During 1983,Heavy rains are said to have rained in the village where lightning struck. The Lord took it upon himself
Nothing else in the village was harmed, himself and besides his vimana. Says the villagers, except for theThe Lord’s grace, the severity of the lightning would have caused significant damage.The Prototype
Founded by the Cholas and later renovated by the Pandyas, this one totally lost its heritage value;The present structure is completely refurbished during modern times.
This temple is mentioned in an inscription from the time of Chola king Rajadhiraja II-1175 ADPandari Sivacharanaalayan alias had converted from a brick temple to a stone templeMuvendavelan: Sivapadhasekara. An inscription dated from Kulothunga III refers toIlambaiyangkottur in Kanrur Nadu, as the Cholavichchadira Chadurvedi Mangalam.A Vijayagandagopaladeva inscription states…