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KALAMEGHAPERUMAL TEMPLE, TIRUMOHUR – A STUDY OF ITS HISTORY AND ART


Prof. T. Ramaswamy
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Abstract

Susbequent on the development of Bhakthi movement in the 7th Century A.D. a number of Saiva Temples started emerging prominently in the Tamil Country. One such temple is the Kalameghal Perumal temple at Tirumohur near Madurai. Under the Sangam Age, the Pazhayan Chief ruled this area. This is found expression in the Sangam classics such as Madurai Kanchi, Padirrupattu and Ahananuru. Number of smaller shrines was constructed for Andal, Ranganatha Perumal, Hanuman, etc, inside the extensive temple complex. Each and every shrine is a miniature of the Kalameghaperumal temple. Besides the main deity, a number of subsidiary deities in the form of sculpture and icons are found inside the temple. It serves to the common people for the purpose of religion and art. It will continue to serve to the posterity as a treasure house.   

KEYWORDS: Tirumohur – Pazhayan Chief – Madurai Kanchi – Tirumangai Alwar – Manavala Mamunigal – Divya Prabhandam – Narasinga Perumal – Ardhamandapa – Mukhamandapa – Adhisthana – Prakara – Dvarapala – Nithya Neivedhia – Rajagopuram

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EPRA International Journal of Economic and Business Review(JEBR)

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Vol : 6
Issue : 6
Month : June
Year : 2018
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