June 12, 2010

Jwarahareswarar Temple, Kanchipuram, India

Kanchipuram, which is called as the city of thousand temples, has around 250 temples at present in and around the city. Even though most of the temples are very ancient, have historical importance, or architecturally beautiful, only few temples are popular and are being visited by the devotees. Jwarahareswarar temple is one of the most beautiful temples of Kanchipuram city, which is an architectural wonder, but remains as an unknown temple.


This temple, currently under the control of archaeological department of India, is located at the south direction of the popular Ekambaranathar temple of Kanchipuram city. It is an ancient temple and architecturally very beautiful. As per the legend, the Rakshasa Juraha was killed by Lord Shiva here, and hence he got the name Jurahareswarar in this temple. It is also believed that Shiva (Jurahareswarar) cures the fever and heat related diseases of the devotees.

This temple belongs to the Chola period. The main shrine of Jurahareswarar temple is circular, which is a unique architectural feature. The main deity of the temple is Lord Shiva (Jurahareswarar). You can also find the idol of Kuber in this temple.

The temple  has a tank named 'Vepperi Kulam' aka 'Upperi Kulam'.

As photography is banned inside this temple, I couldn't display the pictures of this extraordinarily beautiful temple. When you visit Kanchipuram temple, ensure that you do visit this temple.

Happy travelling.

Site Name: Jurahareswarar Temple

Highlights:

One of the architecturally beautiful temples in Kanchipuram

Location: Kanchipuram, 75 kms from Chennai, Tamil Nadu state, India
Nearest Railway Station: Kanchipuram
Nearest Airport: Chennai (around 75 kms)
How to reach: Easily reachable by road and train
Hotel: A lot of luxury hotels and budget hotels are available
Restaurants: There are a lot of good restaurants in the city


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4 comments:

  1. Good info. The temple does not belong to the Pallava period. Their style is distinct. This belongs to the Chola period. The Conical part above the garbha griha (Sanctum) is made of bricks. Photography is not banned except inside the Sanctum because pujas are still being performed regularly.

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  2. Good info. The temple does not belong to the Pallava period. Their style is distinct. This belongs to the Chola period. The Conical part above the garbha griha (Sanctum) is made of bricks. Photography is not banned except inside the Sanctum because pujas are still being performed regularly.

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  3. Commendable job. i was told abt this temple but i don't know its location in KPM. Your article provided a detailed insight with rote map and other info. Thank you sir . Pls keep up your work as it helps people like me. I definitely benefited from your article.

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