Chayavaneashwara Temple | Chayavaneashwara Temple Tamil Nadu
Chayavaneashwara Temple Tamil Nadu
Chayavaneashwara Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is situated about a mile away from the point where the River Kaveri meets the sea.Contact us for all Tour Tourism / Travel Needs E-Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
The place is known as Chaikadu or Chayavanam. There is much religious reverence attached to the
Chayavaneashwara Temple Tamil Nadu.Before seeking the blessings of Lord Shiva take holy dips at the confluence of the river and the sea as it is considered religiously meritorious. We Arrange Tours all Over India / Across the Globe. For Car Rentals, Hotel & Bookings Contact us at email@example.com
Temples in South India - Chayavaneashwara Temple has an age old legend attached to it on the virtue of its connection with the Iyarpagai Nayanar. He was one of the sixty three
Saivite saints of the South. According to the legend, Nayanar used to expend his wealth for temples, feeding sadhus and other virtuous entreaties.
One day an old man accosted Nayanar with a preposterous request to send his wife to him as a token of gift. Not even a hesitant second had elapsed that Nayanar agreed to the proposal. His reckless decision earned the wrath of his relatives but he remained unwavering in what he thought was right. He insisted his wife to follow the old man without sparing a thought for social degradation.
The old man transformed into Lord Shiva and was full of praise for Nayanar's unflinching devotion which he remunerated with liberation.The moral of the legend is
that Lord Shiva in various guises tests the profundity of the devotion of his followers and rewards them if they are able to stand the test of faith.The nearest airport to the Chayavaneashwara Temple is in Tiruchchirappalli. You can also board the train from Shiyali, Vaitheeswaran Koil, Semponar Koil or Akkur railway stations to get access to the Chayavaneashwara Temple.
Temples in South India, if you want to travel by road, there should be no problem with that too as Tiruvengadu is well connected with a network of good roads.
Structure of the Airavatheeswara Temple
The Vimana (tower) of the temple rises to a height of 23 meters. The sanctum sanctorum of the temple is nirandhra i.e. without the circumambulatory passage. There is an ardha Mandapam, and a 100-pillared Maha Mandapam in the temple.
The outer walls of the Maha Mandapam and the garba griha have finely carved sculptures. Besides these, the pillars supporting the Maha Mandapam, the inside of the Maha Mandapam and the walls of the prakara (enclosure) have beautifully carved panels.
In the southwest part of the prakara, a lady's acrobatics have been chiseled out to symbolize four in one. The statue of Annapoorani in the ardha Mandapam is a wonderful piece of sculpture, the face glowing in smile, the left hand carrying a brass vessel and the right holding a lotus.
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