Thank you for another beautiful, interesting and informative post about your world!! Temples in South India. Have you ever noticed the lovable elephant headed God is always depicted with His trunk curved towards left? Views Read Edit View history. Nice information about the sacred place. Pilliyarpatti is located 12 kilometers far, east to Tiruppathur , 3 kilometers far, west to Kundrakudi Murugan temple and 16km far, west to Karaikudi , and 47km far, north-east towards Sivaganga town, the district head-quarters.
Nagarathar communityrenovated it inand added the eastern tower and an adjoining mandapam. I am not Hindu but, after living karpxga India, off and on, for over a year now, I am beginning to know your gods and Ganesha is special to me.
Pillaiyarpatti Karpaga Vinayagar Kovil, Chettinad – i Share
I did not know about Ganesha’s trunk. Awesome post as always! The Pillaiyar murti adorned in gold kavacham, or armor. It is amazing how much richness does our country hold. Pillaiyarpatti Karpaga Vinayagar temple was built by early Pandyas. I have heard very little about this temple and now I am excited to see it! Many hindu idols display feminine side in the idols.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Thumbikai trunk of Lord Pillaiyar is curled towards his right side and so the God is also known as Valampuri Pillaiyar. Like all Shaivite temples, Pillayarpatti temple also has Lord Shiva as its presiding deity. All the best, Bonny.
Pillaiyarpatti Karpaga Vinayagar Kovil, Chettinad
These temples are always so colorful and fascinating to explore especially when you get a chance to witness the rituals and elaborate flowers and costumes involved, its all wonderful. This temple is most famous for the rock cut Vinayagar Ganesha sitting majestically inside a cave.
The family shot is beautiful. I do enjoy them so very much, Indrani!! I consider this a good Omen. No strict rules need to be followed while worshiping this idol. The temple opens at 6 in the morning and stays open till 1 PM. On 1 MayKumbhabhishekham was performed at this temple. Have you ever noticed the lovable elephant headed God is always depicted with His trunk curved towards left? Great post, I love the elephant and the pretty temple. Definitely a place that I need to visit and see for myself.
I live vicariously through your wonderful posts. There are 14 stone Sculptures in the cave dated from to AD. The image of Pillaiyarpatti Pillaiyar and that of a Siva Lingam were carved out of a stone by a sculptor named Ekkattur Koon Peruparanan who put his signature on a stone inscription, in Vinayxgar Language used between the 2nd and 5th century, found even today in the sanctum.
Nice photos Indrani and thanks for the information provided…never heard of this temple before…. Lord Ganesha here is with two arms, else where in other temples Vvinayagar idol is featured with 4 arms.
Lovely pictures you have captured, especially that of the family waiting for the Pooja. Every home celebrating this festival install clay idols of Lord Ganesha.
Karpaka Vinayakar Temple – Wikipedia
Now I will always see which side it is curved towards and will remember this post! I have heard about this temple but never got a chance to visit it. Tuesday in Maharashtra is celebrated as the day of Siddhi Vinayaka and today is Tuesday and you shared this post and the picture of Lord Ganesh. Yet another unique feature is: I so love the South Indian Temples — they are so colorful and have such an intricate and interesting sculptures on them.
Lord Ganesha depicted with trunk to right is known as Siddhi Vinayaka and is worshiped in a special manner adhering to rules very strictly.