Thursday, January 28, 2021

An Island Temple on Palar river, in ECR


Following Kadalur check-Dam (click for the previous post), we visited a little island temple on the other bank of the Palar river. If the left before crossing the Palar river on ECR led to the dam, the right after crossing the river directs you to the temple that rested on a rocky mound at about 150 feet inside the river. The temple is connected by a small bridge that covers the distance between the bank and temple.


The temple called by the name Shri Kailasanathar Kovil has Lord Shiva is a prime deity and is worshipped in the name of Kailasanathar. The inscription at the temple says it was built during Pallava King, Nirupathungan, in the 8th century, and the temple was completely a renovated structure of its original. And the temple is located at a place called Vasavasamudram, about 80km from Chennai on ECR.


The time we visited the temple was closed. Actually, we had no idea about its timing or intended to visit the temple until I checked the dam, and I thought of only taking a look at the place, as we went close to the same. I came to know about the island temple through a vlog by My Sutrula, and I really liked the environment and flow of water around it trigger me to visit.


It was a quiet afternoon, and we drove there after having lunch under the shadows of trees, surrounded by paddy fields and coconut trees. I could easily smell the fragrance of fresh paddy grains every time the wind blows on, sending a nostalgic feel to my senses. The temple beautifully stays in the water on almost four sides, and the road to the temple is narrow through paddy fields and village streets.


While I stayed with the car, others went down to check the temple complex; though the temple’s main gate and the sanctum are closed, people are allowed through a side gate to circumambulate the temple. The images on the temple and river were shot by mom, as I didn’t take my wheelchair, I couldn’t get close, or drove on the little bridge across the water. I really enjoy the view and sound of birds and running water off the paddy fields; it’s a wonderful place to enjoy peace.

12 comments:

Tom said...

...situated in a beautiful area!

George said...

This temple is certainly in a tranquil site. I'm happy you were able to visit, although you couldn't get as close as you would have liked.

carol l mckenna said...

What an awesome place for a beautiful temple ~ so glad you got to visit if even from a distant ~ Your Mom took some good photos ~ wishing you a wonderful week ahead ~ namaste,

Moment by moment,

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bill burke said...

Very peaceful area, glad you could spend a little time there.

Destination Infinity said...

A very different location for a Temple indeed.. we'll try to visit there sometime :)

Destination Infinity

Destination Infinity said...

Also, it would be helpful if you could give the Google Maps link, if available.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,
The island is pretty and the temple is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your visit!
Take care, enjoy your weekend!

Jeevan said...

Destination Infinity - I have already given the Location link below the comments and Labels section at the bottom of the post. Pls check

Ipoh Boy Journey said...

Nice post

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful area. Scenic view.

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kestrel said...

Sounded like a good sunny day back to nature. Glad you could get out and just enjoy the fresh air and sunshine