An Archaeological Place-Ayyangarkulam

Ayyangarkulam is a Village in Kanchipuram Taluk in Kanchipuram District of Tamil Nadu , India. This village has so many interesting things. If you are interested about archaeology, Hindus tradition and Kingdom then without fail visit this village.


Purpose of this blog:

There is a lake in this Ayyangarkulam which is about 133 acres. This village is rich in water resources but the thing is this village has only few trees. We are planning to plant saplings also planning to clean this lake by removing plastics and wastages to utilize the water resources effectively.

Panoramic view of Ayyangarkulam lake

We people from software industry visited this place on 01–03–2017 and checked the soil and water bodies. After four days we went to that place again and cleaned some portion of the lake.
We had collected 4 bags of dry leaves and handed it over to the Gardener (Who is taking care of Herbs, Organic farming) to prepare bio-organic fertilizers.

Cleaning the Ayyangarkulam lake
Ayyangarkulam lake, Ayyangarkulam, Kanchipuram district
On 12–03–2017 We are planning to plant the saplings around the Ayyangarkulam lake.

If you’re interested to join the event then please feel free to message us https://www.facebook.com/MaramChennai

I will write an another blog about our plantation activities at Ayyangarkulam Village.

History:

This village has a old legendary temple named Sri Sanjeevi Rayar temple. The Lord Hanuman statue is a Svayambhu (self-manifested one).

Many archaeological researchers came to this village to find the details of the temple. After few years of research, they found like this temple was constructed by Kotikanyadanam Lakshmikumara Tatacharya. He was the royal preceptor (raja-guru) of the Vijayanagar emperor Venkata Raya II (1586–1614 A.D.)

There is a historical tale behind the construction of this temple at Ayyangar Kulam by Tatacharya when he was the manager of many temples at South India. When he was returning from a pilgrimage, a few robbers tried to attack him at this place. Being a great devotee of Lord Hanuman, this scholar instantly composed a poem of twenty delectable verses in chaste Sanskrit eulogizing this deity. At once, the bandits ran away and Tatacharya decided to build a temple dedicated to Anjaneya at that very spot. In this task, he was assisted by the Vijayanagar emperor who donated generously to this noble cause. This area is known as Ayyangar Kulam following the name of Tatacharya who was popularly known as Ayyangar. Moreover, he was responsible for the building of this shrine and also constructed the stupendously large tank called Tatasamudram in front of it, which also follows the name of Tatacharya. In the past, the sacred sanctum was also known as Tiruvadi Raya Puram and as Tiruvadi Puram as Anjaneya is also known as Siriya Tiruvadi. Thus from the historical background of the temple, it is known that Sri Sanjeevi Rayar temple is an ancient one and of enough chronological importance.
Sri Sanjeevi Rayar temple, Ayyangarkulam, Kanchipuram

Nadapa Kinaru (Step Well):

Before 600 years ago this well has been constructed by the Vijayanagara Kingdom. This well is surrounded by a big hall in the underground. Yearly once during Chitra Pournami Lord Varadaraja Perumal will come from Kanchipuram and enter into this well. It is a famous festival in this village. During that time the villagers will drain the water in that well.

Nadapa Kinaru (Underground Hall), Ayyangarkulam, Kanchipuram district

There is also some more interesting things in this village. Before few more decades ago people used to have their food in rock. They have sculpted plates on rocks. There are so many plates in this lakes.

Plates

Apart from that this village has so many sculptures few are still unidentified

Sculptures around Ayyangarkulam lake

People of Alappuzha district, Kerala claiming that The Mahalakshmi Temple in this lake is their god. Before few decades they had taken the Mahalakshmi god statue from this place to Alappuzha. Now, people from Kerala are coming to this place to worship god.


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