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Dayanidheeswarar Temple is a Hindu temple in Vadakurangaduthurai, in Tamil Nadu, India’s Thanjavur district. This place’s Lord graces us as Lingam Swayambu.
- Moolavar : Dhayaneetheeswarar
- Urchavar : Kulai Vanangi Naathar
- Amman / Thayar : Jataamakuta Naayaki
- Thala Virutcham : Coconut
- Old year : 1000-2000 years old
- Historical Name : Thiruvadakurankaduthurai
- Location: Vadakurangaduthurai,Thanjavur,Tamil Nadu
There is a five-tier tower to the east-facing temple. Two prakarams (corridors) occupy wide territory. The main sanctuary is divided into three parts: sanctum sanctorum, Ardha Mandapa, and a long Maha Mandapa. The sanctum is surrounded by a slightly larger Shiva Linga called Dayanidheeswarar. The picture in the bas-relief It is also found here of Vali worshipping Shiva.
The huge statues of Dwarapalakas at the entrance to Ardha Mandapa are very appealing. Adjacent to Dwarapalakas there is also a small Ganesha idole. The entrance to Maha Mandapa is adorned with his two Ganesha consorts, Subramanya and very small Sastha idols.
The pictures of the niche, Ganesha, Dakshinamurti, another Ganesha, Lingodbhava, Ardha Nareeswarar, Brahma, and Durga on the main shrine’s exterior wall are mind-blowing. Ardha Nareeswarar ‘s picture particularly is inexplicably beautiful. Vishnu Durga’s nice picture graces us with eight Guns. The milk which is poured on this deity (during Abhisheka) is believed to turn blue in color.