King Mutharasa Chola has a desire for a long time to built a murugan temple and he decided to construct the temple at the place Poravachery. He orders, one sculptor to carve the idol. That sculptor has beautifully made the Murugan idol with six faces seated on a peacock leg alone total weight 1⁄2 ton with the support of Prabhavali.
On seeing the beauty of this
idol the king orders to his soldiers to cut off right hand fingers of the sculptor’s, so that he will never make such a beautiful statue again.
Knowing this, Mutha- rasa Chola blinded both eyes of the sculptor. Without both eyes then the sculptor again designed one murugan idol ditto same idol at the place called Enkan with the help of one small girl.
The idol of Lord Murugan here is also built with the sup- port of Prabhavali standing on peacock leg alone with 1⁄2 ton weight. At the time of opening the eyes of the idol the sculptor’s got his sight back by the grace of lord Murugan.
SHRUNGAGIRI SRI SHANMUKHA TEMPLE
The idol of Shrungagiri sri shanmukha temple in bangalore has a special feature that is more special than above three temples. This murugan statue with six faces, is weighing about 1 ton is constructed in such a way that whole weight on two legs of the peacock and not by the support of prabhavali. which is a very unique creation.
This idol is carved in a way like there is space between Murugan’s leg and peacock’s leg.Sthapathi Durai Achari from Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu has designed this statue and Stapati Mr.Selvaraj from Kumbakonam has helped in constructing this temple.
Sri Trichy Maha Swamigal of Rajarajeshwari temple was the main reason for initiation of this idol. This statue has been erected as per his instructions
FRONT SIDE VIEW
BACK SIDE VIEW
GANESHA IDOL COLLECTION
Panchamukhi Ganesha Sitting on Heramba (Lion)
There are about 300 steps to reach this Murugan temple. Before reaching the Shanmukha temple a five-faced Ganesha statue known as Sri Panchmukhi Vinayagar Temple was constructed.
Another highlight of this temple is that, the five faces of Lord Ganesha are built so that devotees can see them from all four directions.
Spatika Linga Arunachaleswara Temple (Lord Shiva)
Arunachaleswara Temple outside view
56 Feet Thrishula
The temple is designed like that the snake and the Thirishula are the tower for this temple. The Thirisula erected on this temple is 56 feet height.
Another special feature of this temple is that, the devotees themselves can perform the “Milk Abhishekam” on the full moon day on each month to Lord Arunachaleswara.
Devotees who come on this day, pour the milk they will bring into a steel placed on top of this temple, from where the milk comes through steel pipes into a silver Pot and falls on “Lord Shiva” for abhishekam.
Sri Sri Jagadguru Bharathi Theertha Swamiji
Sri Sri Vidhushekara Bharati Maha Swamiji
This temple was built as said by Sringeri Sri Bharati Theertha Swamiji. After the construction of this temple 3 acres of land and temple handed over to Sringeri Mutt as donation. Shastras and Poojas are followed in this temple as like in Sringeri. This temple is doing well due to the blessings of Sringeri Sri Bharathi Theertha Swamiji and Sri Vidhushekhara Bharati Maha Swamiji.
KARUMARI AMMA TEMPLE
This beautiful temple of Sri Karumari Amman is situated in a serene place over a manmade hillock opposite to Shrungagiri Sri Shanmuka temple in Rajarajeswari Nagar, Bangalore, India. It is a small temple with the vimana gopuram over the sanctum sanctorium (like Thanjavur Brahadheeswara temple). The temple is in the form of a temple ratham with four stone wheels creating a feeling that Sri Karumari is sitting in the ratham as the main deity.
Visit website: www.karumari.org
Shrungagiri Sri Shanmukha Temple
Prayer complex with a soaring temple tower featuring the six faces of Hindu deity Lord Shanmukha.