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Margabandeswarar Temple - Virinjipuram
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Margabandeswarar Temple – Virinjipuram

At a distance of 650 m from Virinjipuram Bus Cease and 13 km from Vellore City Railway Station, Sri Margabandeswarar Temple is a 13th century temple located on BangaloreChennai Nationwide Freeway. The temple has wealthy sculptures and creative pillars. The temple was constructed by Cholas Kings in 13th Century whereas Bomma Nayakars, who constructed Vellore Jalagandeswarar temple, made a number of extensions to the temple together with lovely kalyana mandapa.

The primary deity of this temple is Swayambu Lingam often called Margabandeeswarar. The Siva Lingam is barely leaning to North East route. The Goddess of the temple is Maragadambal. Different deities seen within the temple are Ganapathy, Subramanya, Chandra Mouleeswara, Pancha Mukha Lingam, Saptha Matrukas, Lakshmi, Saraswathy & Durga. On this temple Lord Brahma is worshiped as Virinjan. He worshipped Lord Shiva at this place and therefore it bought the identify Virinjipuram.

The rays of solar fall on the presiding deity throughout the Panguni month (March/April). The roof above the sanctum sanctorum is adorned with Rudraksha. The temple is an excellent instance of Dravidian temple structure. That is the beginning place of famend Vedic scholar and Shiva devotee Sri Appaya Dikshithar.

The Simha teerth, the tank with the lion confronted sculpture situated contained in the temple complicated is a properly constructed. The temple has a wonderful massive tower within the east route. The spotlight of the temple is 2 Kalyana Mandapas situated on both aspect of the outer enclosures. Each the mandapas are crammed with superbly carved pillars and sculptures. One can discover numerous types of Shiva, Vishnu and different Gods splendidly engraved on pillars of those mandapas. Narasimha popping out of pillar, killing Hiranyakasipa, Vishnu with musical devices, and different such great figures will be present in these mandapas.

The 10 day annual competition, Theerthavari in Panguni (March/April), Shivrathri (February/March) and Navarathri (September/October) are main festivals celebrated within the temple.

Timings: 6 AM to 11 AM and four PM to eight PM

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