Chidambareswarar Temple, Pullambadi, Trichy
|Architectural style:||Dravidian architecture|
Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 07.00 AM to 10.30 AM and 05.00 Pm to 08.30 PM.
Navarathri, Vijayadasami, all days in Margazhi, Aipasi Annabishekam, Monthly Pradoshams, Mondays in Karthigai Month, Thai Poosam, Kanda Sashti, Amavasya, Pournami, Ashtami, Thirukarthigai are the festivals celebrated here with much fanfare.
Legend / Local stories
This Temple was built by Kulothunga Chola I during 1080 A.D. The Temple is around 900 years Old. As per the inscriptions available in the temple, the village was called as Pullanbadi belongs to Kaanakkiliyuur Nadu during Kulothunga Chola period. The Temple was called as Madurantaka Eswaram as per the inscriptions. The Temple had its Kumbabhishekam on 11 November 2012.
This east facing temple is having single prakaram with 5 tiered Rajagopuram. The Temple also have three tiered Rajagopuram on the south and north side. Nandhi and Dwaja Sthambam are located after the Rajagopuram entrance facing the sanctum. Mother is called as Sivakami Ammai. She is housed in a separate shrine and she is in standing posture. Her shrine is situated on the right side of the Maha Mandapam.
After Mahamandapam, Artha Mandapam can be seen with Dwarapalakas guarding the entrance. Sanctum is situated after the Arthamandapam. Presiding Deity is called as Chidambareswarar. Lord Shiva is a Swayambu Moorthy and is facing east. Narthana Ganapathy, Dakshina Moorthy, Mahavishnu, Brahma and Durga are the niche idols around the sanctum walls.
Idols of Suryan, Chandran, Kala Bhairava, Saneeswarar, Neeladevi, Jyeshta Devi, Durga, Appar, Sundarar, Thirunavukkarasar, Manicka Vasagar, Meiporul Nayanar, Siddhi Vinayagar, Valli-Devasena-Shanmuganathar, Gaja Lakshmi can be found in the Temple.
Urchavar Idols are housed on the left side of Maha Mandapam. There is Srichakkram with 12 Rashis depicted on the roof of Maha Mandapam. There are two Sthala Vrikshams in this Temple namely Vanni Tree and Vilva Tree. Sthala Vrikshams are located on the southern prakaram. Navagrahas are situated on north eastern side of the prakaram.
How to Reach:
The Temple is located at about 200 meters from Pullambadi Bus Stand, 1.5 Kms from Pullambadi Railway Station, 10 Kms from Puvalur, 14 Kms from Lalgudi, 36 Kms from Trichy and 41 Kms from Trichy Airport.