Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Srivilliputtur

A few pics from Srivilliputtur Vadabadrasayee temple and Andal temple.
I happened to visit the place a couple of weeks back.
An interesting detail about the temple `gopuram.' This is the gopuram that is featured on the official State Government emblem/seal.
Wonder why this particular temple tower was chosen - I have not been able to get the details yet.




A corridor at the temple. Vishnu is in the form of Vadabadrasayee, a representation of which can be seen in the painting at the left hand top corner of the frame.


The following two pics were taken at the Andal temple. The inside was poorly lit and I managed to get a few pics.




10 comments:

Sathiyan S said...

Beautiful Photos, Balaji.
I like the 3rd one very much.

R. Balaji said...

Thank You, Sathiyan.

Anonymous said...

Long ago and far away says-
thank you for my morning theertha yathirai- naan paarkkatha kovilgalai en kan mun kondu vantheergal. Where are the 2 kids in the Kapaleeswarar kovil chariot photo? Enakku kannaadi thevaiya?

R. Balaji said...

Hi,
Anon - welcome and keep visiting. The kids almost merge in among the statues. If you click on the image you can see a larger version and you may notice one kid to Brahma's left and the other sitting at the foot of the horse.

ashok said...

lovely snaps asusual RB

ashok said...
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R. Balaji said...

Thank You, Ashok.

PRabhu S said...

Dear Balaji,

Before the construction of the Srirangam Raja Gopuram(236 ft), the Srivilliputhur temple tower, i think, was the tallest temple tower in TN at 196ft. That may have been a reason for choosing the Srivilliputhur temple tower as the logo.

Prabhu

R. Balaji said...

Thank you, Prabhu, for the interesting bit of info.

Avinash Rajagopal said...

A small correction: the temple deity is Vatapatrashayee.

Vatapatra means peepul leaf (vata=peepul, patra=leaf). Vatapatrashayee means He who lies on a Peepul Leaf. It refers to the myth that baby Krishna floats on the waters of Pralaya on a peepul leaf.

In one of the photographs, you say that Vatapatrashayee is visible in the top left corner of the image. But what is visible is Vishnu lying on Adi Sesha, and this image is called Anantashayee (Ananta, or Endless, is another name for Adi Sesha).