Header Ads

Thiruvanaikaval temple’s renovation halfway complete

Image result for Thiruvanaikaval temple renovation halfway complete

Thiruvanaikaval Jambukeswarar temple, a major attraction for pilgrimage tourism, is gearing up with renovation works ahead of the auspicious consecration event likely to be held either in June or July 2018. Officials with the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment (HR&CE) department said that about 50 per cent of the renovation works, without altering the traditional architecture of the centuries old temple, has been completed and the remaining works are likely to be over before May 2018.
Situated between the banks of Kollidam and Cauvery rivers in Srirangam island, Thiruvanaikaval Jambukeswarar is one of the five element shrines (panchabootha sthalam) worshiped as an embodiment of the water element. Said to be built during the Kochengana Cholan period, dating back 2,500 years, the Shiva temple sprawls on 19 acres in Thiruvanaikaval with five corridors and nine major towers (gopuram).

After a gap of 18 years, the major Saivite temple has been gearing up for consecration works since March 2017. The last consecration was held in 2000. With works running to Rs 4.5 crore, including funds from HR&CE and donors, officials said that seven gopurams in the temple were given facelift.
"Without changing the existing architectural style of the gopurams, workers have cleansed the seven towers including Sundarapandian, Mallappan and Aryabhattal gopurams. They were renovated and are ready for a coating of water based colour paint," said G Jayapriya, assistant commissioner, HR&CE. Officials said that as soon as the works in all the gopurams are completed, the five corridors (praharams) would be given a water wash to remove stains.

No comments

Powered by Blogger.