Panchanadeeswarar Temple, Allur, Trichy
|Architectural style:||Dravidian architecture|
Legend / Local stories
This is an ancient large temple but sadly unprotected. The entrance has a large 5 tiered Rajagopuram which leads inside through a passage. the walls are broken here but fortunately a large entrance gateway is safeguarding the inner Prakaram. The temple is constructed of stone and has many inscriptions all around. This is an east facing Temple. Presiding Deity is called as Panchanadeeswarar / Aiyarappar and is facing east. Mother is called as Dharma Samvardhini / Aram Valartha Nayaki and is facing south.
Bikshadana, Dhakshinamoorthy, Durga, Vishnu and Chandikeswara are the Koshta Idols on the walls of the sanctum. There were the sculptures of Kshetra Devi, Udhanga Maharishi, Santhana Krishnan and Vinayaka in Artha Mandapam. The Dwarapalaka (door keeper sculptures) here were named Dindi and Mundi. There is a beautiful row of yali at the Adhishtanam in the inner prakaram. There are shrines for Nrithi Vinayaka, Muruga with consorts, Mahalakshmi, Balamuruga, Saneeswara, Bhairava and Surya in the inner prakaram.
How to Reach:
The Temple is located at about 350 meters from Allur, 200 meters from Allur Bus Stop and 400 meters from Mekkudi Railway Station. Allur is located at about 3 Kms from Jeeyapuram, 7 Kms from Mukkombu Dam, 30 Kms from Gunaseelam, 13 Kms from Vayalur, 10 Kms from Woraiyur, 12 Kms from Srirangam, 14 Kms from Thiruvanaikoil and 16 Kms from Trichy.
Chatram Bus Stand, Trichy (9 Kms) and Trichy Central Bus Stand (13 Kms) are the major Bus Stands located very near to this Temple. Nearest Railway Station is Mekkudi Railway Station (250 meters) and Trichy Railway Station (14 Kms). Nearest Airport is Trichy International Airport (21 Kms).