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Anbilalanturai

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Country  India
Location  Anbil
District  Tiruchirappalli
Other name  Alanthurai
State  Tamil Nadu
Consort  Soundranayagi
Architectural style  Dravidian architecture
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Other names  Anbil Sivan Temple, Alanthurai
Primary deity  Sathyavageesar,Alanthuraiar(Shiva)

Anbil Alanthurai Temple is dedicated to Shiva and is located in the banks of kollidam river in Anbil, a small village near Lalgudi.

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The temple has a 5-tier Rajagopuram, an outer prakaram(outer courtyard) and a nandavanam (flower garden). There are lot of inscriptions in the walls of the temple revealing Chola architecture.

Legend

The vinayagar, Lord Ganesa is called "Sevi Saitha Vinayagar" and is believed to have lent his ears (Sevi) for the songs of Sambandar. Parantaka Chola I is believed to have built the temple.

There is a very famous Mariyamman Temple mounted in Anbil(people are calling amman is sister of Samayapuram Mariyammam),people are staying there who affected by Ammai and they believe it will getting cured by Maariyamman.

Anbil is very famous village in Trichy district which has many temples those are constructed by Chola's,Varadharaja Perumal temple,Sivan temple,Mariyamman temple and Aachi raama valli amman temple those are well maintained by department of Aranilayathurai and all the temple has uchi kaala pooja which are following every day.

This place has been referred to in thevaram written by Saint Poet (7th Century AD) Thirugnana Sambanthar and Appar.

Transport

The nearest railway station is in Lalgudi, about 3 kilometres from the place. The nearest airport is in Trichy.

References

Anbilalanturai Wikipedia


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