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Sri Kalyana Sundarar Vadakkalathur
Sri Kalyana Sundarar Vadakkalathur

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A SYMBOL OF COMMUNAL AMITY


It has been a tradition from time immemorial to construct temples and maintain them in the best possible manner. The concept was widely adopted in conformity with the saying that dwell not in a place that is devoid of any temple. The maintenance was mainly undertaken by affluent persons including rulers and landlords besides philanthropic minded persons.
 


Alternatively it was perceived that the well being of the people was directly related to the prosperity of the temples of the area. The epigraphs found in many temples speak of the munificence of the benefactor who had set apart grants for the upkeep of the temples.


But over the centuries, great transformation has come to stay and many of the temples of the present day are monumental examples of utter disregard and negligence.

 

Temples that were once historically renowned are found to be mere dilapidated structures, facing the onslaught of time. This, in turn, means suspension of daily pujas. A look at the temples at once reveals the need for evincing interest in renovation arid maintenance in the same was as is initiated with regard to new temples.


Vadakkalathur, located 5 km from Kilvelur on Thiruthuraipoondi Road in Nagapattinam District stands testimony to the amity between the Saivaite and Vaishnavite Cults.Two ancient temples of the village Sri Varadha Narayana Perumal Temple and Sri Chidambareswarar Temple speak for the harmony among the people.

 

 The Perumal Temple happens to be one among of the five Panchanarayana Kshetras of the area. The samprokshanam of the temple was performed recently at the instance of Vaishnavite devotee. For more information on the Perumal Temple click the link www.vrdn.jimdo.com

 

The renovation of Chidambareswarar Temple was done with the co operation of Saivaite devotees from Chennai and other places and philonthrophists and locals (at the instance of same vaishnavite devotee.)  

Pradosha Nandhi Vadakkalathur Chidambareswar temple
Pradosha Nandhi Vadakkalathur Chidambareswar temple

The Siva Temple located in the Easanya (north east) corner of the Village is structured on the Nanmadakkoodal design with brick and mortar. The two feet Sivalingam is majestic in appearance. His consort Sivakami Ambal presents a solemn and gracious darshan even though the deity is devoid of any jewels. The deity is referred to as ‘Anaintha Vilakkai Etri Vaitha Annai’ meaning she gave rebirth to a person.


The idol of Kalyanasundareswarar, the Utsava Murthy is unique and is at present in the custody of the government for security reasons. The lord has taken the marital form Panigraha style which is rare. An American research Scholar Stella Kramrisch had remarked that the beauty of the idols could only be experienced and not uttered in words.


The divine wedding has been sung by Kalidasa too in the Kumarasambhavan.


The 1,100 year old temple seems to have been renovated by the Pallavas/Maratha Kings nearly 600 years back. Worship at the shrine will bestow boon of marriage, it is staunchly believed.


Registered body called AM Chidambareswarar Sivagami Ambal Kainkarya Sabha (Rgn NO.59/2007)Vadakkalathur had been formed for maintaining and continuation of the daily pujas, archanas and Uthsavams.Their Bank Account No is SB 571972124 with Indian Bank Kilvelur (branch code K140)

 

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To SEE THE LEAPING GOLDEN DEER IN HOMA KUNDAM (SACRED FIRE) DURING KALYANA UTHSAVAM  Click hereNews 

 

To SEE How Sri HANUMAN APPEARED IN MILK IN PERUMAL TEMPLE SAMPROKSHANAM  click here below and follow the heading there:  vrdn.jimdo.com

 

May Lord SRI CHIDAMBARESWAR AND SIVAGAMI AMBAL BLESS ALL.

 

 

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