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Saturday, June 8, 2013

இன்னம்பூர் செல்வோம், வாருங்கள்

Innambur Temple Rajagopuram

Present Condition- A portion of the Compound Wall

சுவாமிமலைக்கு அருகில் ஐந்து கிலோமீட்டர் தொலைவில் அமைந்துள்ள பாடல் பெற்ற தலம் இன்னம்பூர்.  அருள்மிகு எழுத்தறிநாதர் (வடமொழியில்  அட்சரபுரீஸ்வரர்), மற்றும் ஐராவதேஸ்வரர் என்று அழைக்கப்படும் மிகப்பெரிய சுயம்புலிங்க திருமேனி.

Highlights of the temple:  The temple is situated in a massive two acres of land, with two praharams.  The Shivalingam and the entrance to the sanctum are massive.  Goddess Nithyakalyani Amman representing the Kalyana Thirukkolam is to the right of Shiva.  Goddess Sugandha Kundalambal Amman is in the outer praharam.  The rays of the Sun fall directly on the Lord on the 13th , 14th & 15th of Tamil month Panguni(March-April). web site mentions that this holy temple is one of the Aaditya Hridayam Shakthi Temples(  Devotees bring their children here on Vijayadasami day and pray for their increased mental faculties.

  • The Sun God worshiped  Lord Shiva here.  Innan refers to  Sun.  The name  Innan Nambur got corrupted over the centuries and now called as Innambur.  
  •  It is here that the God revealed the Tamil grammar to Sage Agasthiyar.  
  •  The mythological white elephant Iravatham worshipped the God here and hence the entrance to the sanctum is a huge one to enable its easy entry.  
  •  The Lord appeared in human form( as the temple administrator) and submitted the temple's accounts to the king. 

The Kumbabishegam for this temple has been fixed for 26 Jun 2013.(It is possible that due to paucity of funds, it may get delayed).  Our contribution for this Kumbabishegam will be painting and white- washing.  As the place is a bit far away from Chennai, we have decided to arrange buses for our up and down trip at a cost of Rs. 500/- per person.  So far around 90 people have volunteered.  We are leaving Chennai on 15.06.2013 at 03.30pm.  Night stay at Swamimalai has been arranged.  We plan to leave Innambur in the evening of 16.06.2013 after a day's work.

Philanthropists and devotees  who are interested in participating in this renovation may please contact our coordinator  Shri Ramachandran @ +91-9884080543

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