Monday Jun 17, 2024

Kannanur Bala Subramanya Temple, Pudukottai

Address

Kannanur Bala Subramanya Temple, Kannanur, Thirumayam Taluk, Pudukottai District – 622 409 Phone: +91 4322 221 758 Mobile: +91 94427 62219

Diety

Bala Subramanya

Introduction

Bala Subramanya Temple is dedicated to Lord Murugan, located in Kannanur Village near Thirumayam Town in Thirumayam Taluk in Pudukottai District of Tamil Nadu, India. The Temple is considered as the first stone temple of Lord Murugan in Tamil Nadu. The Temple is located at about 500 meters from Kannanur Bus Stop, 11 Kms from Thirumayam, 25 Kms from Pudukottai, and 68 Kms from Trichy Airport. The Temple is situated on Thirumayam to Ponnamaravathi route.

Puranic Significance

The Temple is believed to be built by Pandyas in 8th century CE. The Temple was extensively renovated by Aditya Chola I. The Maha Mandapam was added during the reign of Aditya Chola. This Temple is facing towards east and is completely built in granite. The temple consists of sanctum, antrala, ardha mandapam, maha mandapam and mukha mandapam on the southern side. The ardha mandapam has entrance at the southern side. There is a shrine for Lord Murugan with his mount peacock in the ardha mandapam. This shrine is a later addition. The sanctum enshrines an image of Bala Subramanya. He is facing towards east. He is in standing posture and is four armed. He holds Trisula in his upper right hand, lower right hand shows abhaya hastha, upper left hand holds a weapon and lower left hand rests on his hip. He wears rudraksha mala and danda in his leg. He does not hold Vel.

Festivals

Vaikasi Visakam, Skanda Sashti, Thiru Karthigai, Thai Poosam and Panguni Uthiram are the festivals celebrated here

Century/Period/Age

8th century CE.

Managed By

Hindu Religious & Charitable Endowments Department (HRCE)

Nearest Bus Station

Kannanur

Nearest Railway Station

Pudukottai Station

Nearest Airport

Trichy

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