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Sirkazhi Sattainathar Temple

Posted by
Sam (Chennai, India) on 9 August 2011 in Architecture and Portfolio.

View of Temple tank and North side Gopuram seen from in side the Temple.
The famous poem in Tamil in praise of 'Lord Shiva and Parvathi Devi' was composed by the Divine Child 'Thiru Gnana Sambandar' at this place.

According to legend, when Gnana Sambandar was three years old his parents took him to the Shiva temple where Shiva and his consort Parvati appeared before the child. The goddess nursed him at her breast. His father saw drops of milk on the child's mouth and asked who had fed him, whereupon the boy pointed to the sky and responded with the song 'Todudaya Seviyan' - the first verse of the 'Thevaram'.
He was known for writing so many great classical poems in Tamil language which are very popular in Tamil literature.
For details of Gnana Sambandar :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campantar

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Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like the geometric composition here

9 Aug 2011 6:43am

@Calusarus: Thank you very much, Calusarus :)

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

Are you a religious person yourself

9 Aug 2011 7:21am

@Chantal: I respect all religions and I believe in science. Thank you very much Chantal :)

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

A lovely sense of space and serenity here

9 Aug 2011 8:21am

@CElliottUK: Thank you very much, Chris :)

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Beautiful location...very clean & Peaceful.

9 Aug 2011 9:19am

@PRASHANT: Thank you very much, Prashant :)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful long shot - I like the sense of open space in this temple. Interesting legend as well.

9 Aug 2011 10:12am

@Stephen: Thank you very much, Stephen :)

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

lovely space...

9 Aug 2011 11:28am

@peter.K: Thank you very much, Peter. :)

Mamyni from Argenteau-Visé, Belgium

A well preserved site.
5*

9 Aug 2011 1:56pm

@Mamyni: Thank you very much, Mamyni. You are so kind. :)

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

nice capture
well done

9 Aug 2011 3:01pm

@Shaahin Bahremand: Thank you very much, Shaahin :)

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

A nice view and beautiful framing, superb shot. Good day Sam.

9 Aug 2011 3:57pm

@Tede: Thank you very much. Good day, Tede. :)

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

das sind sehr schöne Tempel.
In meiner Stadt steht der Sri Kamadchi Tempel. Der grüßte in Europa.

9 Aug 2011 4:53pm

@Heinz: Thank you very much, Heinz. :)

Visioplanet from Kolkata, India

A perfect choice of perspective... Wonderful capture...

9 Aug 2011 6:11pm

@Visioplanet: Thank you very much. :)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Our knowledge of your culture is growing every day with your series of photographs and your text. Thank you very much friend! A hug, Adela

9 Aug 2011 6:52pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you very much, Adela. A hug, Sam :)

Babu from Sirkazhi, India

Its my hometown, peace and nice place to be without any pollution. such a big temple with so many history behind it.. very happy to see this photo:) thx fr the post

9 May 2013 6:54am