Panapakkam, NA district, TN.  

Posted by Shamala Krishnan

  1. Panapakkam:

    Mayura Nadhar, Siva temple. This place is about 14 Kms NW from Kancheepuram.

    Main deity is Swayambu lingam known as Mayuranadhar and his consort known as Goddess Sowandaranayaki. Sthala vruksham is palm tree.

    Goddess Umadevi worshipped Siva in the form of peacock, hence the name Mayuranadhar.

    Nandi devar worshipped Lord Siva in the form of tiger. We see 63 Nayanmars in the temple prakaram.

    Others who worshipped and blessed by Lord Siva are Nandi Devar, Brahma, Indra and Agyasthiyar.

    The place is also known as Mayurapuri, Indrapuri, Brahmapuri and pulioor.

  2. Kallathy Nadhar Siva temple:

    Main deity is Lord Siva in the form of Linga known as Kallathynadhar and his consort known as Goddess Gyanapoongkodhay.

    There is a four pillar mandapam near the gate with beautiful sculptures.
    As we enter we see Dwajasthambam. Other deities seen in the temple are Ganesha, Dakshinamoorthy, Bairavar, Nalvar and Shkeyzhar.

  3. Lakshmi Narayana perumal temple:

    The temple is under renovation. There is 16 pillard mandapam with sculptures.

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