Posted by: raju0704 | April 28, 2008

Visit to Periyanayahi Amman Temple at Devikapuram

Visit to the Periyanayaki Amman Temple at Devikapuram

Vandavasi-Chetput 1 Vandavasi-Chetput 2

Location:

Devikapuram is to the West of Vandavasi; to the East of Polur; to the South of Arani and to the North-East of Thiruvannamalai. While going from Vandavasi, after Nedungunam (covered in my just previous post), you will reach Chetput and go beyond in the same road towards Polur to reach Devikapuram. The temple is located by the right side of the main road.

Distance:

From Vandavasi:
Chennai (Adayar) to Vandavasi (via Uthiramerur/Thennangur) – 108 km
Vandavasi to Chetput – 27 km
Chetput to Devikapuram – 13 km

From Arani:
Arani to Chetput – 24 km
Chetput to Devikapuram – 13 km

From Polur:
Polur to Devikapuram – 15 km

Quick facts:

Amman: Periyanayahi amman, also called Periya Nachiyar and Brahathambal (associated with Kanagagreeswarar in the nearby hilltop temple)
Theertham: Sivaganga Theertham

Legend:

Once Parvathi devi came to Devikapuram during the pralaya period. She saw a small hill was coming down with a golden shine floating in the pralaya floods which stayed here as Golden hill. Parvathi devi then stayed here and worshipped Lord Shiva at the hill with the Kasi Viswanathar lingam on a Shivarathri day and Shiva appeared to Her as a Swayambu lingam. Devi stayed at the Periyanayahi amman temple exclusively.

Significances:

  • The 2nd biggest temple of Thiruvannamalai district, next only to Thiruvannamalai temple
  • One of the few exclusive (big) temples of Amman like Kanchi Kamakshi and Madurai Meenakshi
  • An exquisite sculptural marvel

Temple Car Peeping through the entrance door
Entrance Raja Gopuram

Temple:

The temple had its Kumbabhisheham in 2003 after the one in 1889. It measures 475 feet east-west and 450 feet north-south with 30 feet temple walls and 150 feet 7 tier Rajagopuram. There is a big open space in front where there is a 4 pillar high-ceiling Urchav mandapam and another one in the form of a chariot by the side of which the temple car is standing by. Both the mandapams house many sculptures. The big temple with the vast empty space, the mandapams in front and the village streets present a picturesque atmosphere. I visited the temple in the afternoon and saw plenty of cows were being brought to this open space for milking. The other 3 sides of the temple are heavily encroached upon with shops. Once these 4 streets must have been used very freely for running the temple car and the huge and beautiful temple walls should have been visible. Now we can only be consoled that at least the front empty space is spared.

From inside the temple Rajagopura Sculpture - Dwara Balahar

We are welcomed by the big Dwarabalahas on either side of the Rajagopuram entrance and as you enter there are beautiful sculptures on either side of the inner walls of the Rajagopuram.

Rajagopura Sculpture 1 Rajagopura Sculpture 4
Rajagopura Sculpture 5
Rajagopura Sculpture 6 Adhikara Nandhi at the entrance, the best of all

There are sculptures of Lingothbavar, Narasimhar, Kaala Bairavar, Dancing girls etc., and the most beautiful one of them is the huge and stunningly beautiful Adhikara Nandhi. What a great sculptural work it is!

Vandalised Sculptures of the Rajagopuram

Ironically, some of the sculptures have been vandalized also. It is said that this vandalisation was by the foreign invasions but I strongly doubt it since they would not have left this beautiful temple untouched except for this front portion. These should have been the handiwork of our own people especially due to the fact that these have happened only outside the main entrance door.

Honey Combs at the Ceiling of the Rajagopuram Entrance

There were plenty of honeycombs (about 20) in the ceiling. It is said that sages live as birds, bees and snakes in the temple to protect the temple treasures and worship.

Inner Gopuram and the  Dwajasthambam
Panoramic View
Variyar Arangam Temple Tank
Kalyana Mandapam Kalyana Mandapa Sculpture
Nandhi

There are three praharams inside the temple. As you enter the 3rd praharam, on the left side there is a temple tank and a 4 pillared mandapam and on the right side there is an Open air Auditorium called Variyar Mandapam and a Kalyana mandapam in the form of a Chariot being pulled by the horses. In the Kalyana mandapam there are sculptures explaining the story of Manuneethi Chola who killed his son under the wheels of his chariot just to keep up the justice as a King. Dwajasthambam, Balipeetam and Nandhi Devars are present here. One Nandhi is present at an elevated height and just below another one is sitting on the ground. Maybe, the abhishehams are taking place to the Nandhi at the ground?

Maha Mandapam at the Inner Entrance

As we go further, we enter the 36 pillared Maha mandapam with a 5 tier, 2nd stage Rajagopuram. The fact that each pillar houses sculptures on all the four sides and also there are exquisite carving works on the ceiling and the pillar tops indicates the magnanimity of the sculptural works of the temple. After crossing the Maha mandapam we enter the 2nd praharam which houses Navarathri kolu Mandapam and Artha Mandapam which again houses plenty of sculptures. There are about 55 inscriptions, most of which belong to the Vijayanagara Empire and are in the 2nd praharam. As we go further the Dwarabalahis are present on either side of the entrance and you will enter the 1st praharam and the sanctum sanctorum. Periyanayahi Amman is present majestically in standing posture with Pasa Angusam in her upper hands and Abhaya and Varatha mudhras in the lower hands.


Dwara Balahis of the Amman Shrine Ardha Mandapam
Navarathri Kolu Mandapam 2nd Praharam
Sekkizhar, Nalvar, Vinayahar

Praharams

3rd Praharam in the backdrop of the Hilltop Temle 3rd Praharam 1
3rd Praharam 2 Navagraha Shrine at the 3rd Praharam
2nd Praharam 3 2nd Praharam 2
2nd Praharam 1

Maha Mandapa Sculptures

Maha Mandapa Sculpture - Lakshmi Narasimhar Maha Mandapa Sculpture - Kaala Bairavar Maha Mandapa Sculpture - Durgai Maha Mandapa Sculpture - Brahma Maha Mandapa Sculpture - Tapas Kamkshi Maha Mandapa Sculpture 1

Kanagagreeswarar hilltop temple

The temple is associated with the nearby Kanagagreeswarar temple at the hillock top. The Gurukkal was not all that helpful to show me this temple and so I could not visit it. Maybe the Lord wants me to keep coming over there. At 8AM everyday, there is an abhisheham for Kanagagreeswarar with ghee and hot water and so it is better to go in the morning so that you can visit both the temples. There is a Murugan shrine in this temple on whom Arunagirinadhar has sung Thiruppugazh. The sanctum sanctorum houses 3 lingams – one Kasi Viswanathar installed and worshipped by Parvathi Devi, another Swayambu lingam and the third one made of Rudhrakshas (since two lingams should not be there).

Hilltop Temple


Responses

  1. I wanted to add photos and could not do it. Can someone help me.

  2. Omkareshwar temple visit

    I recently travelled to omkareshwar last week. I travelled to shirdi and then travelled to omkareshwar.

    There is no direct train to Shirdi and hence I need to
    Travel to kopargaon which is 17 kms and you will get regular share autos who will charge 40 Rs.

    There are lot of trains from kopargaon to khadwa which is important connecting line in MP.
    We( travelled along with my friend) got down at 4.30pm and bus stand is just 1 km away and you can walk easily.

    Lot of frequent buses available for indore which is around 65 kilometres from omkareshwar road. We got down in omkareshwar road and from there took regular bus which will charge rs 15 to reach the temple. If u r travelling in a group you can take a auto who will charge 200 rs.

    We took accomodation in Gajanan Maharaj ashram. One of the best in omkareshwar where they will charge 450 for 4 beds and food is also provided at nominal charges ( lunch & dinner for rs 35 and breakfast for rs 15). Narmada resort is another excellent plac to stay in and it is charged at 1200 per night. Aashirwad is one more budget accomodation.

    We first visited omkareshwar temple and you need to cross a bridge to reach the temple. This is more like an island and you can buy Pooja articles for rs 50 and thirtam to do abhishekam. I prefer you go on your own and do not take any guide and there will be lot of pandits around who will charge you.

    You can walk down thru ghat to reach Narmada river and on the way see Panchamukhi Ganesh temple and govindeshwar temple and this is the place where aadi Shankaracharya got Deeksha from his guru Govind Bhagavad pad. This is very small temple very close to the river. This ghat is known as Kottirth ghat and situated exactly under main temple.

    All other temples are on other side of omkareshwar temple and I see lot of people doing Parikrama walking barefoot around the entire the entire temple. We reached ashram and had lunch as it is only till 1.30 or 2pm.

    We again started at 4pm and first went to Malleshwaram temple and it is one of the oldest temple and Yatra will not get completed if one doesn’t visit this temple. Vradheswar temple is in the the same premises and here you can see statues of 24 avatars kept here.

    Brahmapureeswar temple is very close to this and then we went to Vishnu temple which is on the way to Annapurna temple. Excellent place and pleasant atmosphere.
    I met one local person in the temple and he explained me that this place is very special as all 3 temples are there( Lord brahma,Lord Vishnu & Lord shiva).

    We then visited Annapurna temple and took bath. You will not see much crowd here and you can spend maximum time.

    We again went for one more Darshan at 7.30 to omkareshwar and returned back to room.

  3. Dear readers of devigapuram
    Enggal kula teivam devigapuram periyanayagi amman.
    2014 march deviyin tharisanam kidaika anggu vanthom.
    anal en paadan uru near then arcot or south arcot. Kulamannai tedugiren.
    gramathu peyar teriya villai.
    kollu tatha kanthan
    tatha egambaram or mylapoorar.
    patti annammal
    appa kuppusamy
    naan gunasekaran malaysia.
    nandri.

  4. Very good day sir.
    it was told me that devigapuram periyanayagi amman is my kulateivam atfer several year serching.
    A village near south arcot was my fathers hometown but unfurtunately my father pass away in 1974 in malaysia.
    my grand farher and great grand fathers was there. Im looking for my kulaman or so called my poorvigam village. Please advice if sir have any idea.
    my great grand father name Kandan
    my grand father name Egambaram also call as mylapoorar.
    grand mother name Annammal.
    om periyanayagi amman thunai.

    • DEAR GUNA SEKARAN KUPPUSWAMY GOOD GREAT SON OF DIVINE SOI JAYA KONDA CHOALA TONDAMANDALAM DEVAKIPURAMU A DIVINE PLACE WHERE SREE KRISHNADEVAROYA HAILED AND PROTECTED TEMPLES AND HINDU RELIGION FROM ILLEGAL SONS OF MUSLIMS .KANDA IS

      GOD SHANMUGHA UKKADAM ROYALAVAARI KRISHNAMURTHY
      REVADISA @GMAIL.COM

  5. MY NATIVE,
    MY BIRTH PLACE,

    • MY BELOVED BROTHER RAJU I AM EXTREMELY HAPPY FOR YOUR SERVICE TO ART TEMPLES YOU ARE BORN ARTIST PLEASE COME TO ANANTHAPURAM NEAR PUTTAPARTHI 30 MILES ALONG WITH BALAMURUGAN MY SON OF DEVAKIPURAM + MYNASWAMY WE CAN VISIT HAMPI IN MARCH 2015 .I AM PROUD OF YOU . EXCUSE ME I AM 74 YEARS so i could not come to you .LET GOD AND BALAMURUGAN WILL INSPIRE AND ACT AS CATALYSTS I WILL ADD ONE MORE SON MYNASWAMY NATIONAL AWARD HERO IN TOURISM TEMPLE BOOKS MAGAZINE PUBLISHING PLEASE MAIL TO HIM at THIRUPATHI BALAMURUGAN GIVES HIS MAIL AND PHONE NUMBER YOUR EVER AFFECTIONATELY UKRISHNAMURTHY

      On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 6:06 PM, Raju’s Temple Visits wrote:

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  6. HI,
    THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
    FOR CREATING A WEBSITE FOR PEOPLE WHO WENT OUT OF THEIR NATIVE FOR SEEKING JOB CAN’T FORGOT THEIR AND SEEING THIS WEBSITE THEY COULD WORSHIP AND BEINGS THEIR DAY

  7. Dear Swaminathan

    Your Comments are Valuable.

  8. Achuthan Devarayar brother of krishnadevarayar ruled Kanchi in 15th century and he took the throne and performed poojas in Vardaraja perumal temple in Kanchi.His Inscriptions are present in Kamakshi amman ,Vardaraja perumal,Ekamberaeswarar temples etc. He Donated more than 14 Villages .

    During his tenure there were more number of revolts in his Kingdom.So he
    purchased weapons and horses from Arab pepoles .

    The Citation is given in Todays thinathanthi or Dinamalar paper Under title
    Named Kanchi Mannarakal (Refer the Paper Achutha Devarayan King of Kanchi )

    PSivaraman(sivasbc@gmail.com)

    • R/Sirs

      Please some info about Rani Velu Nachiar – a Naicker Clan Queen
      She was an 18th century Indian Queen from Sivaganga. Rani Velu Nachiyar is the first Queen of Tamil Origin to fight against the British in IndiaShe was the princess of Ramanathapuram and the daughter of Chellamuthu Sethupathy. She married the king of Siva Gangai and they had a daughter – Vellachi Nachiar. When her husband Muthuvaduganathaperiya udaiyathevar was killed, she was drawn into battle. Her husband and his second wife were killed by a few British soldiers and the son of the Nawab of Arcot. She escaped with her daughter, lived under the protection of Hyder Ali at Virupachi near Dindigul for eight years. During this period she formed an army and sought an alliance with Gopala Nayaker and Hyder Ali with the aim of attacking the British. In 1780 Rani Velu Nachiyar fought the British with military assistance from Gopala Nayaker and Hyder Ali and won the battle. When Velu Nachiyar finds the place where the British stock their ammunition, she builds the first human bomb. A faithful follower, Kuyili douses herself in oil, lights herself and walks into the storehouse. Rani Velu Nachiyar formed a woman’s army named “udaiyaal” in honour of her adopted daughter — Udaiyaal, who died detonating a British arsenal. Nachiar was one of the few rulers who regained her kingdom and ruled it for 10 more years.
      On 31-December-2008, a commemorative postage stamp on her was released.
      Velu Nachiyar is the first queen who fought for the freedom against British in India and succeeded.
      British Army stored volumes of ammunitions within Rajarajeswari temple underground and Kuyily First Human Bomb was utilised by Rani velu Nachiar. All of the Nachiar Army poured oil on Kuyili and at last Kuyili set herself ablaze within the temple to destroy the British Weapons. The British got defeated and gave an undertaking in writing that they will not enter Velu Nachiar Regime thereafter.the undertaking is still in a British Museum.
      The same Rajarajeswari Temple is still there within Sivaganga Palace and opened for public only on Function days.
      Socalled Kattabhommans,Jhansi Ranis who were defeated & killed by British are being heavily flashed by Media wheres Rani Velu Nachiar has not been remembered not even in a small way in our country.
      See how a small team of local ladies/girls had fought for our freedom against British and succeeded. It is a pity that now we are being globalised against the sacrifices of those.

      • DEAR SWAMINATAN GOOD JOB.YOUR INSPIRATION IS VERY GOOD .BUT THE MUSLIMS AND THE ENGLISH ENCOURAGED SELFISH UNPATRIOTIC NEW SONS ,WHO HELPED THEM TO ROB INDIANS ,TEMPLES AND FORTS GIFTING THEM —GUNS –TO CONTROL AND SUPPRESS PATRIOTIC WARRIORS . RANI VELU NACHIYAR ,A NAIKER CLAN QUEEN ,KUYLLI AND UDAIYAAI ARE —HEROIC LEADERS CHEATED BY ILLEGAL SONS OF ALIENS .HISTORY IS ALSO WRITTEN BY THEM .NOW YOU HAVE DONE A GREAT TASK ,WE HAVE TO BRING BACK –” REAL HISTORY ” .TILL NOW WE ARE DIVIDED AND SPLIT ,NOW LET US UNITE TO EXPOSE THE REAL HISTORY — THE HEROIC NAICKER QUEEN LIKE RANIVELU NAIKER OF DINDIGAL AND SUPPRESS PSEUDO ILLEGAL SONS OF MUSLIMS AND THE ENGLISH WHO PUSHED BACK INDEPENDENCE TO PATRIOTIC INDIANS UP TO —1947 AUGUST .

        BE A HERO ——

      • DEAR raaju you are born saint to revive ” TEMPLES GLORY ” Please try to inform about ====UKKADA MAREMMA TEMPLE ====in karnataka ,near pandavapura , sree rangapatnam ” , HEMAAVATHI TEMPLE IN MADAKASIRA ,penukondaa fort ,temples , ukkadam rangaapuram ,ukkadam in coimbatoore Lepaakshi — “” THIMMAMMA MARRI MANU < BANYAN TREE OF !$#$ A.D . IN * ACRES WITH 4654 PROP ROOTS ===GUINNESS BOOK WORLD RECORD LARGEST TREE < DIVINE TREE ,NEAR KADIRI ,PUTTAPARTHI 140 MILES TO CHENNAI IN BORDER ANDRAPRADESH NEAR BANGALORE , UKKADAM SIVA TEMPLE IN MADAKASIRAA AND UKKADA ANJANEYASWAMI TEMPLE –UDEHALL ___ NEAR RAYADURGH ___NERA TO KARNATAKA BORDER .

        WARM REGARDS UKRISHNAMURTHY revadisa@gmail..com —- Lasangeles —-CALIFORNIA—-U.S,A.

        On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 5:33 AM, Ukkadam Krishnamurthy wrote:

        > > > > On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 10:59 PM, Raju’s Temple Visits <

  9. Excellent History u have given Sir,Thank u Very much .

    In the Photos next to the Pond We Have one Picture (Sculpture Chariot ) the

    Same Sculpture is present in Vijayanagar Kingdom Hampi also.

    There is a Link between S.V.Nagaram (Sri Vijaya Nagarm Palace) and

    Devikapuram also.

    As per Historical Notes If the village name ends r starts with Mangalam ,the

    Village will be Donated to the Brahmins who are Working in the Temple .It

    states many rulers were present in and around devikapuram bcoz we have a

    village Named Murugamangalam

    PSivaraman (sivasbc@gmail.com)

    • DEAR SIVARAMAN YOUR OBSERVATIONS REGARDING SCULPTURE CHARIOT AND PALACE IN DEVAKIPURAM NAYAKI AMMAN TEMPLE AND 55 Saanaasas OF VIJAYA NAGAR KINGS ,SREE KRISHNADEVAROYA IN TEMPLE REALLY PROVES –DEVAKIPURAM IS THE PLACE OF KRISHNADEVAROYA ANCESTORS .IN ADDITION KRISHNADEVARAYA CONSTRUCTED RAJAGOPURAM IN THIRUVANNAMALAI WHICH SECOND HIGHEST GOPURAM IN INDIA.FURTHER KRISHNADEVAROYA WROTE ” AMUKTAMALYADA ” TO PROPAGATE SREE VAISHNAVISM ,AND ENHANCING TEMPLES OF VISHNU AND ALVAARS TONDAMANDALAM AND ENTIRE SOUTH INDIA PARTICULARLY .krishnadevaraya and broyher acyuta devaraya were principal kings who stabilized –”madura.tanjavoore ,tiruchiraapalli nayak kingdoms and prevented alien rule ,even the english by VEERAPANDYA KATTA BOMMAN LIKE WARRIORS TO REVOLT AGAINST —TAX SQEEZING ENGLISH RULERS ,WHICH BECAME MAIN FORCE TO INSPIRE BHAGAT SINGH ,SUBHAAS CHANDRA BOSE.
      ANY HOW ____THONDAMANDALAM ____CHENNAI ,KANCHI,THIRUVANNAMALAI,ROYA VELLORE ,THIRUPATHI,THIRUMAL==became ” the inspiring patriotic leaders.SO NOW IT IS EVERY ONES SACRED DUTY TO ELEVATE ==THE BIRTH PLACE OF KRISHNADEVAROYAS ANCESTORS DEVAKIPURAM AS WELL AS THONDA MANDALAM –anantha1942@gmail.com ——–krishna ——please inspire noble causes.

  10. Dear raju you are really king of vijayanagar.GREAT JOB.DEVAKIPURAM IS THE ANCESTORS PLACE OF SREE KRISHNADEVARAYA..HIS FORE FATHER THIMMAM BHUPATHI ,WIFE DEVAKI nayaki WERE –” STAANAADHI PATHI ” IN DEVAKIPURAMU IN THE EARLY PERIOD OF VIJAYANAGAR KINGDOM IN 1425 A.D.SO SREE KRISHNADEVA ROYA WAS FOND OF DEVAKIPURAM TEMPLES .HE RENOVATED NAYAKI KANAKADURGHAA TEMPLE AND PRAKARAS.STILL HE BESTOWED GOOD WILL TO CONSTRUCT RAJAGOPURA OF TIRUVANNAMALAI TEMPLE —-” WHICH IS 2 second BIGGEST GOPURAM IN INDIA.. ARROUND DEVAKIPURAM ,KANCHI,ARANI AND TIRIVANNAMALAI roya vellore thirumala FORTS TEMPLES SPEAK THE GLORY OF SREE KRISHNADEVAROYA SHOWERED ON HIS ANCESTORS BIRTH PLACE.IN —-AMUKTA MALYADA —-THE SACRED TALE OF GODA DEVI —BOOK PANCHAMA KAAVYA SREE KRISHNADEVAROYA ENUNCIATED THAT HE IS THE grand SON OF —-DEVAKI PURA —DURGHAADHIPATHI—–EVEN ALLASAANI PEDDANA IN MANUCHARITRA –PRABHANDAM—-INFORMED SREE KRISHNADEVARAYA GRAND FATHER THIMMABHUPATHI WIFE DEVAKI NAYAKI WERE RULERS OF DEVAKIPURAMU. ——-TELUGU TWIN POETS —GHATA SINGHYYA –NANDI ELLAYYA IN THIER EPIC —VARAAHA PURAANAMU —EXPLAINED —-DEVAKIPURAADEESHAS—–HISTORIAN —-HANUMANTHA RAO CONFIRMED IN HIS —”’ ANDRULA CHARITRA ”’ SREE KRISHNADEVARAYA —–ANCESTORS WERE THONDAMANDALAM —DEVAKIPURAMU STAANAADHI PATHI—-PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR ON BEHALF OF VIJAYANAGAR KINGS .
    REALLY DEVAKIPURAM INVITES ALL TO SEE TEMPLES WITH GRAND SCULPTURE AND GLORY UKRISHNAMURTHY——LASANGELES—U S A—–revadisa@gmail.com

  11. What a great job!
    I never expected to see my native place

    Regards

    S.E

  12. The photographs are really impressive, Thanks for the same.

    It is not only a temple, we can consider Devikapuram as another Mahabalipuram without sea and seashore.

    Although this temple and the place has many more special features and histories, still most of the people are unaware of these things…this is an unfortunate thing. But I think this can be minimised through your photographs and briefs, I believe.

    Best Regards,

    Kavignar. Naga. Nambirajan
    Devikapuram.
    ( Ambarnath )

  13. Very useful this opportunity because i show our village temple to my friends
    by M.Saravanan
    sarpanar pettai street
    Devikapuram

  14. Really devikapuram temple is very beautiful….when i come to my hometown modaiyur i never forget to visit did temple…

  15. Photos are good, excellent.

    Kumaran
    Devikapuram

  16. kanagakrishwar temple i am visit peace of mind thank u god

  17. Dear Mr. Raju, Excellent photography, bring the visual treat in front of our eyes.

    Also helped me to find a friend who had expressed his views about the temple.

    thanking you

    nd sughumaran
    9383739090

  18. I am Engineer K. Rajendran have the opportunity to prepare Hill road project for the Kanagaeswarar temple. Your Photos and history of the Devikapuram temple is useful to prepare the project. Unfortunately Raju is not visited the Kanagaeeswarar Hill top temple. Mr.Raju you must visit. During my visit to the Hill temple I find that one Survey point is fixed at the Hill top temple. This is perhaps G.T.S (Great Trigonometric Survey) point fixed by the British surveyors Lampston and Everest during the period 1830 – 1900. This Devikapuram is beautiful place for the students of Architects and Civil Engineers.
    K.Rajendran
    Highway Engineer
    Kanchipuram
    98418 67 158

  19. Hi,
    I am so glad when to see my native place through the internet.
    What a great job!
    Thanks to Raju sir for make it simple for everyone to watch our village history.

    Regards
    M.Balamurugan,
    sarpanapet street,
    Devikapuram.

    • beautifull place.and temple is very nice ….I like very much this temple

      Thank you so much… God bless you for your great work!

      Regarts
      R.Nathiya
      Cheyyar

  20. What a great job!
    I never expected to see my native place through the website.
    Thanks again to Raju
    Anbudan
    S.Arumugam,
    sarpanapet street,
    Devikapuram.

  21. it is very excellent job thank you for this. VISIT AGAIN
    P.M.SAGAYAM
    MUTHALAMMAN NAGAR
    DEVIKAPURAM

  22. I am very proud of about my home town place(devikapuram). every one to visit periyanayagi amman temple. and other special news is our town kanagiri eswarar temple is i think almost 6 places god sivaperuman is locate mountain
    that one place is devikapuram.
    E.Mahendran. deee
    devikapuram

  23. Fantastic coverage overall Raju !!!

    Good work on detailing the temple… what an ancient monument hiden with out knowledge of people who visit near by place…

    Thanks for bringing it to light. God Bless U🙂

    Saravanan
    Bagangalore

  24. I’m Really proud of living devikapuram. Thanks Raju sir. devikapuram is a wonderful village. The greate shiva and Periyanayahi amman……By Devikapuram rocks….

    • Hi Mr.Raju/Mr.Sugan/Mr.Naresh

      I was looking for this kanagagireeshwar temple…. I found this blog… It is so helpful and informative…

      I have a couple of questions on this temple…

      1)Is there any other name for lord kanagagireeshwar? Is it Giri gireeshwar?

      2)The hot water abhishegam is performed on only lord kanagagireeshwar or other 2 lingams as well ?

      Your help would be really helpful for me… I am looking for these for a devotional quiz competition.

      Thank you so much… God bless you for your great work!

  25. This temple is very beautiful and stone figer is so nice i proud to say i am living in devikapuram. i told to my all friends, i convey. thay message through this website.my brother name is kiran he is studing in 3rd standerd. my sister name is nanthini she is studing in 6thstd .we are all studing in cluneymetriculationschool. devikapuram.in leave days we are all play in side the temple .it is play ground also.my friendsname is
    ragi, rithik,yukesh,prabagaren,ranuga,prianga,gaga, bharath,santhosh,lokesh, naven , suthager. we leaving in southmada street.sundays we will go and clean the temple together all my friends. we are engoing to work to clean the temple, please joind with us.

  26. Excellent photography !! This is my mom’s place.. I liked your updates. Thanks Raju

  27. It isa wonderful work. It is very useful for my search.

  28. Periyanayagi is our family Deity. We regularly visit our temple at Uruvatti, near Kaliar Koil, Sivaganga.

    I am very happy to read about Perianayagi Temple.

    Please accept my thanks for the same.

    V.VELLAICHAMY

  29. Sri Arulmigu periyanaki amman thunai
    Aanmiga anbar raju… vanakkam
    Devikapuram koil engalathu kula thievam anal nangal 4th thalaimuraiyaga 25-2-2010 andru than ikkoilukku vanthome
    engal moodadair inguthan vasithanar
    itthani nal varamal vitom enbathu vedanai

    ungalathu photos koil perumai-magimai uraithathu mig arumai
    Sri Periyanayagi amman ungalukku arulattom

    anbudan
    Gunasekaran.M
    (Guna Grapics)
    Perambur, Chennai-11 9841102610

  30. beautifull place.and temple is very nice ….


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