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This is Thondai Nadu’s 2ndThevaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam.
Now named Temple Thirumetraleeswarar, in Pillayar Palayam, part of the
Its Kanchipuram. Sundarar and Thirunavukkarasar have sung hymns of this temple in praise of Lord Shiva
- Moolavar : Tirumettraleeswarar, Odhavurugeeswarar.
- Urchavar : Chandrasekharar.
- Amman / Thayar : Parasakthi.
- Thala Virutcham : Vilwa.
- Theertham : Vishnu theertham.
- Agamam / Pooja : Shivagama.
- Old year : 1000-2000 years old
- Historical Name : Tirumettrali.
- Location: Kanchipuram,Tamil Nadu
A 3-tier Rajagopuram, with Vinayagar and Subramaniyar sannadhis on the east side of the temple complex. Balipedam and Rishabam are in prakara, immediately following the Rajagopuram.There are 2 Shiva’sThis temple has shrines in the side. Sri Metraleeswarar ‘s principal shrine isTo the west.
The other Otha urugesar shrine faces east with a
The patham / foot print of Mahavishnu is before Lord Shiva. At Cozhtam
Vinayagar, Mahavishnu, Dakshinamurthy, Brahma, and Durgai.
Eventhough the principal deity is Sri Metraleeswarar, Rajagopuram
Rishabam and Balipedam are in front of the Shrine of Sri Otha urugeeswarar.
Moolavar is of swayambu in the main shrine, facing west. In Cozhtam
Vinayagar, Dakshinamurthy, Brahma and Mahavishnu
And then Durgai.
Urchavars were Chandrasekar the deities of the procession,
Arthamandapam contains Vinayagr and Sri Valli Devasena Murugan. In
Natarajar Saba, Natarajar and the original idol / moortham are painted
Held in Temple Kashabesar. Maha stucco sthalapurana photo
Transforming Vishnu into Shiva Linga, the song of Thirugnanasambandar is at
The mandapa port of entry.
In the Sannadhi interior prakaram for Vinayagar, Subramaniyar, Kasi
Viswanathar, Naalvar, Bhairavar, and Sandikeswarar.
For Navagrahas, in outer prakaram Sannadhi. Balipeedam and
Rishabam is opposite Sanctum. In this temple Ambal sannadi was
Established in the latter state as for all the Kanchipuram Shiva Temples
Sri Kamakshi Amman is dealt with as one god only. The Statue of Jyeshta Devi is
With Manthan and Gandhi in open land.
To this will be carried during Kachabesar Urchavar Natarajar & Ambal
In this mandapam, the temple and the poojas will be held.
Apart from regular poojas, Panguni Uthiram, Kanda Sashti,Thirugnanasamndar’s Guru pooja and maha Shivaratri are celebrated in a grand manner.