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About Pillayar Patti Holy place in Tamil Nadu !!……

May 23, 2008

                                 

 

 

Pillaiyarpatti temple is a rock – cut temple located about 12 km’s from Karaikudi on the Karaikudi Madurai road.It was built after hewing a hillock by the early Pandiya kings and the image of Karpaga Vinayaka and that of a Siva Linga were carved out of a stone by a sculptor called Ekkattur Koon Peruparanan who put his signature on a stone inscription found even today in the sanctum. He put his signature in Tamil Language which was in use between 2nd and 5th century AD. It can be concluded that the icon of Karpaga Vinayaka must have been carved around 4th century AD.

This temple is 1,600 years old. The 14 stone inscriptions found in this temple, dated between 400 AD and 1238 AD reveal that the place was known as Ekkattur Thiruveengaikudi Maruthankudi Raja Narayanapuram before it came to be called Pillaiyarpatti. Vinayak, the God of Victory is the main deity here in the name Karpaga Vinayakar. This temple is the only one in TamilNadu which deserves pride for having a 6 feet rock-cut Vinayak idol. The Thumbikai of Lord Ganesh is curled towards his right side and so the God is also known as Valampuri Vinayakar. The larger inner shrine with its splendid sculptures make the people wonder on the first sight.

Besides this Ganesh image, there are many other images of deities carved out of rocks. One of them is Thiruveesar, a Siva Lingam. Other gods presiding in this temple are Marudankudi Eesar and Vaadaamalar Mangai. Every day five poojas are offered to the God.

In front of the temple is a large beautiful teppakulam(tank) and it serves the water needs of the temple devasthanam. The temple has two splendid Rajagopurams. There are many inscriptions found in this temple which tell us the history of this ancient architecture.

The maintenance of the temple premises is also a major reason for drawing people here and all the glory belongs to the Chettiar community who have renovated the entire temple and taken care of it.

The festivals Ganesh Chathurthi & Karthigai are celebrated here in a grand manner. Ganesh Chathurthi is celebrated as ten days festival with flag hoisting. During this festive season, Lord Ganesh is taken on a procession in his Mooshika Vahana. The Car festival on the 9th day and Theerthavari on the 10th day draws millions of people from all over the nation and the State Government arranges for special buses every year. ‘Thiruvaathirai’ is also celebrated here in the Tamil month of Margazhi.

Places in & around Madurai.

March 27, 2008

Important places Around Madurai…..

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Athisayam Park, just 20 kilometers from Madurai city, which is on the way to Dindigul. Where you can find coaster roller, swimming pool, children games etc.,

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This is one of the falls available near the City Madurai, which will be dry in summer season, this is located interior to the Dindigul Highway, have to go through palamedu village and just 2 kilometer from the Kutladampatti, a small village. you can use Bikes and cars to reach the spot, the government’s transportation is available up to kutladampatti village….

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This is called ” Alagur Kovil ” means a temple of God Perumal alias Alagur, this is located at the bottom of the mount alagur, this temple has one famous celebration called “Chitirai tiruvila” which is held in the month of April which is a traditional function in the city madurai which is celebrated for the 10 days in a very grand manner. People in and around madurai will hang-out in the city to celebrate this function…

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This is called “Pamban Bridge”, which is constructed across the sea which lies in between ramnad district and rameswaram , this is constructed by the British people while they are ruling the Indian country.. Its age is approximately 250 years, it is an railway bridge hence the indian government constructed one more bridge for the road transportation from where this photograph have been taken …..

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This temple is at the city called rameswaram, which is a holy & historical place in tamil nadu, this city is some how 150 kilometers far from the city madurai, even though it is one of the nearer place to visit while visiting the city Madurai….

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This is called “Vivekanda Memorial, at Kanyakumari”, Here a Holy man called Vivekanda who concentrate for meditation before his death… this is one of the important place to visit in this city, this city is about 300 kilometers from madurai . The speciality of this city is you can see 3 major oceans joining in this city namely, Bay of bengal, the Indian Ocean, and the Arabian Sea ….

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This Statue belong to The Great Poet called “Valluvar”, his life time was not yet found exactly, but it is approxly said to 1500 years. his writtings are famous and even translated to all languages in the world because of logical reason given to lead a peaceful and logical life, it contains 1330 poems with 133 modules….. ( I would like to give a salute for him )

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this is the sun-rise view from the city Kanyakumari…

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this is the sun-set view from Kanyakumari,….

Important places in Madurai…..

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this is a Hall which contains thousand pillars in it.. this is located inside the Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai.. this hall is also called as meditation hall..

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This is a memorial hall for the freedom fighter “Great Mahatma Gandhi”, he is known all over the world for his new rule called, “Ahimsa” which teaches the non-violence.. he is also having influence for his rule in south africa ….

These are the two important places which is to be visited when you visit madurai. and few local cites are there which doesn’t have photo shots……..

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