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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Tirupathisaram Temple

This temple is near Nagercoil in Kanyakumari district. This is amongst the 108 Divya Desams and is the abode of Lord Srinivasa (Utsavar or processional deity) along with his consorts Sridevi and Bhudevi. This temple is between 1000-2000 years old. The Moolavar Thiru Vazh Marban (presiding deity) is a 9 feet tall idol  made of a material called Kadu Sarkarai Yogam, a mixture of stone and lime and coated with a glue made with sugar and mustard. Hence, no abishekam (bathing) is performed to the presiding deity. Photography is prohibited inside the temple hence I could take pictures of the temple chariot and holy tank only. You may note that originally these chariots were drawn by wooden wheels only. Now cast iron wheels with wider wheel base have been added a safety measure for greater stability and to prevent toppling.
Have a great Sunday !

63 comments:

  1. Grand looking chariot. And we NCR people need to look at water, still scorching heat here.

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  2. Wow, what a beautiful temple.
    Wish you a great Sunday, too.
    Mette

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  3. The chariot is very beautiful. Yes, in most of the temples, photography of the idol is not allowed :(.

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  4. My brother Ram,
    If I am a Prince, I could see myself in a chariot like that (LOL). Once again, you really amaze me with your photos of such history and beauty. I learn something every time I stop by. Thank you for sharing my friend.

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  5. Very interesting post about this lovely place.
    Have a wonderful Sunday!!

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  6. Interesting images,the blue painted wheels look striking!
    Your blog is very informative.

    Happy Sunday!
    Ruby

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  7. The chariot is beautiful and looks old too!

    Thanks for the trip.

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  8. The is a lovely chariot sir..

    I am amazed at the inticate design of the temple , such minute work


    Bikram's

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  9. Wish you had explained what the holy tank is for. Like your last photo ~ very cool and refreshing! Love the greenery.

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  10. @Gigihawaii: To answer your question please visit here: http://scienceofhinduism.blogspot.in/2008/09/why-do-hindu-temples-have-water-tanks.html

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  11. The chariot looks stunning..

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  12. What an amazing chariot! I really enjoy your posts and photos. They are fascinating and informative.

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  13. Fantastic chariot and and it's great to see all that water!

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  14. it looks beautifull,

    and BTW is that temple is built on those wheel itself, as there is no foundation visible in those fotos....

    Thanks for sharing.

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  15. What an exquisite Chariot. Photograph of the lake is so refreshing ! Wonderful photography :)

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  16. @Irfanuddin: No No. This is not the temple but only a wooden chariot on which the processional idol of the Lord is carried. There are no pics of the temple.

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  17. beautiful photos with nice information

    thanks Ram Sir

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  18. beautiful photos with nice information

    thanks Ram Sir

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  19. The chariot is beautiful.. the intricate work-- amazing!!

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  20. The chariot is intricately carved. Nice to learn about this Divya Desam.

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  21. Interesting information .Lovely pictures

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  22. Thanks.Wanting to visit the places you describe.The pictures add to the desire

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  23. @Vineeta Yashwi: Thanks for maiden visit and your sweet comment.

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  24. My goodness. What a beauty! So even wheeled things like these are called "temples". I'd have thought of it as an ambulant "altar" but I guess altar isn't really a term appropriately used for the religion. :)

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  25. Wow, what a lovely picture
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  26. What an amazing temple on wheels.

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  27. Not often that one hears the word, "chariot," anymore. This is quite ornate and I'm glad to hear it has been fitted with better wheels.

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  28. Beautiful pictures Sir,,, great post :)

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  29. Amazing work on the temple chariot.

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  30. beautiful captures! the cast iron wheels mar the charm and beauty of the chariot.

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  32. I like to see the detail of the chariot...and a peaceful water pic too

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  33. Very beautiful photos, very original temple! and interesting information!!!!
    Thank you I know your culture!
    Have a beautiful summer!
    many greetings

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  34. ferrari is nothing against that!
    lg
    lisanne

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  35. Beautiful! Good to know care has been taken to preserve it so well.
    Hope you are doing well. Visiting after a long time.

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  36. I was missing you...now I know why!!! I just Love your photos and the way you explain things. Thank you. I'm a Portuguese school teacher and I've been busy...having so many things to do...
    Sorry to be late...but it was impossible to me to come sooner!
    Hugs
    BShell (Isabel is my real name)

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  37. The idol's made of a mixture of stone and lime and coated with a glue made with sugar and mustard? That's sounds interesting. Would have loved to see what that looked like. But photgraphy is not allowed inside, right.

    The Chariot looks amazing with all that work on it. I wish those iron wheels were painted brown or black, though.

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  38. I have visited Nagerkoil many times. But do not remember having visited the temple. may be I missed it.:(

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  39. Beautiful as usual!! Hope u had a great sunday!

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  40. Such a beautiful and unusual temple! I love it! Terrific capture and thank you for the interesting information! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Sylvia

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  41. That's quite an elaborate chariot. Interesting that glue can be made from sugar and mustard.

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  42. WOW!! Look at the workmanship on the chariot!! It's amazing, what a piece of art!!

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  43. Beautiful! Is this near Sucheendram temple ?

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  44. @Ash: No this is a different temple called Tirupathisaram near Nagercoil.

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  45. That Chariot is a work of art and your image captures the details so beautifully...Thomas

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  46. Namaste.....
    Fabulous photos/info as usual.

    stay blessed.
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