Seethanajchery, Kancheepuram district.  

Posted by Shamala Krishnan

  1. Seethanchery

    This is our home town. The temple here is Siva temple.
    The village is 25 kms from Kancheepuram. This is the only big temple to nearby villages.The temple was renovated and Kumbabishekam was performed some 3 years back. Recently families who belong to the village are showing interest in developing. Regular pooja’s are taking place in recent years. The temple was constructed during Pandya period.

    Main deity is Swayambu Lingam known as "Sree Kaleeswarar" and "Goddess Sivakama sundari".

    There are beautiful stone carvings to the main entrance pillar. We see dwajasthambam and nandi in front facing main deity Lord Siva. We find pillars with neat and peculiar carvings on a platform to both side of the main entrance of the sanctum.

    As we go around the inner prakaram, we see "Vinayakar, Subramanayar", and "Goddess Sivakama Sundari" in prakaram."Dakshina moorthy", "Lingothbavar", and "Brahma" are seen on side walls of main sanctum.

    There is a carving of a cow delivering a calf from the side of neck. This sculpture is relating to purana of the temple.

    As we go around the outer circle of the temple we see Sthala Vruksham Mani punga with Nirtha Vinayakar and a tank for the temple.

    Purana says once a merchant was passing through that place which was like a forest and he happen to see the cow delivering calf from neck and milk pouring down to ground.

    This was peculiar and not a normal thing. He informed the village people about it. They came and started looking around the place where milk was poured and they found a Siva Lingam which was named as Sree Kaleeswarar.

    As per purana "Lord Krishna" worshiped Lord Siva of this place.

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Hi amma
remember going to that temple after the wedding...all of us should visit the gramam again.

December 6, 2009 at 5:18 PM

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