Sri Mahadevar Athisaya Vinayakar Temple

 

Overview

This temple is one of its types. A very powerful and extremely rare lord Ganesh temple exists for many centuries in Keralapuram near Nagarcoil Dist. in Tamil Nadu. 'Adisiya Vinayakar Koyil' translated literally to "Miracle Ganesha Temple".  Lord Ganesha, the extractor of obstacles, is known by many names. Vinayaka is one of its several names. "Vinayaka" symbolizes the qualities of a true leader in all aspects. "Viyate Nayake Iti Vinayaka" meaning, he is a master only to itself. Lord Vinayakar the idol changed color in black and white once every six months. During Utharayan ( June ), the idol is black in color and in Dakshiyana ( July-Feb ) idol becomes white. Where this temple came to be known as "Miracle Ganesh temple.
 
 
The first glance of the temple will speak of neighboring state (Kerala's) influence. There is no flashy temple towers that we usually find in other Tamil Nadu Temples. If this is not for the Temple nameplate, it cannot recognize that it is the famous ancient temple. Once between in the temple, you can find a huge yard with a deep-rooted trees, a small dome and a sculpture of Lord Shiva and Parvathi on it. You can also find a lot of Nagaraja Walk from idols, and each idol has a unique face to it. There are many idols; the temple is located in an intact environment, and the whole place echoes simplicity!
 
 
 
There are two temples inside the temple complex for Lord Shiva and another is of Lord Ganesha. Lord Shiva here is known under the name of Mahadevar. It is estimated that the temple was built in 1317. The idols have been established since long before the temple was built! But, it is primarily a Shiva temple, one can clearly see the Vishnava the influence of this temple. These days Vishnava domination was high and it reflects thru' Vishnava signs everywhere in the temple. Lord Ganesh is very famous in this part of the state. This temple has been renovated several times over the centuries and this information is available in the temples scriptures. There is a very beautiful paintings drawn on the walls inside the temple. Once we have passed by a huge tree under it is a serpent carved from granite stone, we head toward Adisiya Vinayakar Temple. This temple has a long passage and the walls are adorned with beautiful paintings. The sacred sanctuary has a grid iron sliding door. The sacred sanctuary is not a closed bedroom, as the Lord is placed outside, and under the huge banyan tree.
The face is white, while the other parts are still in color black
the idol here changes its color every six months. There is an interesting history behind this idol. The King, who has governed Keralapuram, went on a pilgrimage to Rameshwaram, a famous temple shivite face Bay of Bengal. A Ganesh idol is washed, while the king and his men were washing their legs to the Rameshwaram beach. Then the king of the gifts to his counterpart Rameshwaram "finished third came from Mannan".  Finished third came from Mannan was overwhelmed by the love and affection, but it returns the gift to the Keralapuram King. That was his opinion and belief that the finder must have and that this was the right thing to do. With the idol, the king Rameshwaram gifts another huge emerald idol. However, the Mogul later looted the emerald idol during their invasion. They have not been able to take the idol with them, it has been blocked to the ground. Therefore, the idol has been left behind. However, the temple was built in the 12th century idols here are much older than the temple. According to the temple priest, the idol is at least 2,300 years! The idol is not installed according to the agamana shastra; it is simply maintained on the elevated platform. The people in their prayers each morning and in the evening. Abhishekam ( Water-ritual the Lord has place each morning and evening! Where the idol is located at the beach Rameshwaram is revered here.
 
 
It is believed that those who are in search of their soul mates, married couple who want to have children invade this temple. By rupture of coconut, and offering the Rice Dumplings with lord, adherents believe that their wishes will be realized. The followers also believe that the idol color changes every six months is due to the grace of God. There are many faithful here just see the color change. The color of the idol changes to black and white every six months, i.e. during utharayana ( June ) and dakshiyana ( July-Feb ).  During Dakshiyana the color of the Idol becomes white, and utharayana it is black in color. There is another miracle associated with this temple. There is a well inside the temple complex and the color of the water changed too much every six months. When the idol is white in color, the water becomes black and vice versa! Now, the color of the water is black in color. However, there is no "fall season" in the tropical area states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, however the key tree temple has a unique characteristic or the leaves begin to fall during dakshiyana and new leaves begin to sprout in March. This is not a typical behavior of a Banyan Tree.
 
 

Location

Country
India
State
Tamil Nadu
City
Kanyakumari
Location
Keralapuram
Address
Keralapuram Siva Temple
Thuckalay,
TN 629175
India
Contact Info
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Nearest Bus Terminal
Thuckaklay
Nearest Railway Station
Eraniel (ERL)
Nearest Airport
Trivandrum International Airport
IN
latitude : 8.482119560 longitude :76.920097350
Corporation : Trivandrum
GPS Code : VOTV
Open Year
2,300 years old
Visiting Hours
Keralapuram Siva Temple Thuckalay, TN 629175 India

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