Saturday, January 27, 2018

Sri Tripurasundari sametha Sri Vedapureswarar temple- MG road Pondicherry

This is the oldest temple in Pondicherry town. Today was the Kumbabishekam of this temple recently renovated hence it was very crowded and I had to rush through

The MG road is one of the prime market areas and easy to find it is next to the Perumal temple

LEGEND AND STORIES:

There is not much in legends here but in the Franco Indian war of 1788 the temple was razed to the ground and rebuilt in 1899 by Dewan  Kandappa mudaliar a local patron and the towns folk.

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The raja gopuram leads us to a small hall where Kumbabishekam pooja were in full swing. we next enter the outer praharam which has the dwaja sthamba20180127_094901

Ambal Tripura sundari sannidhi on the right seen below facing south

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The mural showing the builders/renovators and nayanmars appar, Sundarar

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Outer praharam showing the way to do pradakshina

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Some  pounding activity for the Kumbabishekam

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The Dakshinamurthy sannidhi made out as a separate enclosure

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Ganapathi sannidhi in the outer praharam


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Exquisite  paintings on the walls and the roof depicting tales from the Shivapuranam

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the roof

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The temple pond

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An old edict

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the main sanctum was closed due to balalayam which is seen below

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