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Thiruparankundram - Architecture




The sanctuary is fabricated shake slice engineering going back to the Pandya time of sixth century and the existence estimated forms in the mandapas of the Nayaka time frame amid the sixteenth century.
An Aasthaana Mandapa with a few imaginatively cut columns lead one to the transcending 150 feet (46 m) high seven-layered raja-gopuram at the passage. The rock slope behind the sanctuary is 1,050 ft (320 m) has a holy place of Kasi Viswanatha at the top. The picture of Vinayaka in the sanctuary in the sanctuary is worn holding sugarcane and organic products.
The Kambathadi Mandapam, Ardha Mandapam, and Mahamandapam, the three lobbies prompting the sanctum, are arranged at different rise. The principle sanctuary is an early shake cut sanctuary which has cells that house the sanctums of Subramanya, Durga, Vinayakar, Shiva and Vishnu. Every one of the statues is cut on the mass of the parankundram shake. The directing god shiva is known Parangirinathar and the female divinity his partner Parvathi is known as Aavudai Nayaki. Boards portraying Shiva's move of ecstasy are seen outside the sanctum.
A striking component of this sanctuary is that the Shiva and Vishnu face each other in the fundamental altar, thought about an uncommon thing in antiquated Hindu sanctuaries. Outside the sanctuary there is tank, where as indicated by the sanctuary convention, the fishes are presented with salt and rice chips by the fans. There is likewise a Vedic school neighboring the banks of the sanctuary lake. Before the Dwajasthambam, the Flagstaff, there is a cut Nandi, Mayil (peacock) and Mouse (the vehicle of Ganesha). There is a trip of six stages called the "Shadashara Padigal", before Ardha Mandapam. The stone carvings of Mahisshasura Mardini, Karpaga Vinayagar, Andarabaranar and Uggirar are found in the lobby. There are five perfect water bodies, in particular, Saravana Poigai, Lakshmi Theertham, Saniyasi Kinaru (well), Kasi Sunai, and Sathiya Koopam.

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