Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Masilamani Nather Temple – Tranquebar

Masilamani Nathar temple

Just few meters away from the Danish Fort in Tranquebar, towards north, situated the Masilamani Nather Temple on the water splashing shore of Coromandel Coast of India. It’s the only temple on the land of colonial buildings, churches and bungalows! The temple looked like a mid-size shrine was constructed in 13th century under Pandyan Dynasty. Results from coastal erosion and salt breeze, the temple turned ruin in later days breathing life on the verge of Bay of Bengal.

After visited the Fort, we moved to the temple area through the newly laid platform from the fort entrance and moving close to rock shore, I felt cool, expose to mild drizzle cause by splashing waves. During our visit, the temple was going through renovation work and only yesterday I come across news in television about its completion supposes to be observed by a ritual. It was about 2 pm when we explored its ruins structure and restoring building adjacent to the main shrine.

Masilamani Nathar temple
It was a hot sunny day, but being close to sea we couldn’t feel the heat, instead I enjoyed the shelter of bright blue sky and sparkling sea and splashing waves along the rock shore. The temple is protected by both sides of rock seawalls, preventing the ruins getting more damaged. Below are the pictures showing the rock shores (on both sides) of the sea facing temple, cheering up with wave splashes, like holy water sprinkled on devotees.
Rocks Shore - Tranquebar
(The left hand side of the rock shore and the below is the right one on this east coast)
Rocks Shore - Tranquebar

14 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

it is really beautiful. i bet it takes a beating from the weather along the shore.

George said...

This temple is in a very beautiful location, although I can see how the action of the waves would destroy parts of it. I was happy to read that it is being renovated.

Betsy Adams said...

Nice photos of the temple, Jeevan... Glad they are preserving it from future ruin....

Betsy

Jyoti Mishra said...

wow..
it looks so serene out there

Destination Infinity said...

Temples near the sea-shore is always an attraction. Have you visited the Tiruchendur sea-shore Temple?

Destination Infinity

deeps said...

thats some rock solid works happening there...

Marcia Morais said...

Obrigada pela visita senti falta de um tradutor no blog ,lindas imagens !

Simran said...

Beautiful temple and the location.. :)

Masterpiece are your clicks as usual! :) Thanks for sharing!

Best wishes...

Optimistic Existentialist said...

This looks very serene and relaxing! I would love to be there.

Elsie Amata said...

This is breathtaking, Jeevan. I didn't expect such beauty upon first sight. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Neeraj said...

What a beautiful location for a temple, no?

Pattu Raj said...

Tharangampadi itself is a beautiful beach, with the sea level with the beach. When we travel in that area by road, the inhaling of salty breeze is sheer magic.

a temple on the beach looks stunning.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of the place. I have heard about this place before.

Indrani said...

The shore was badly ravaged during Tsunami. Nice to know about the fresh constructions.