Jambukeswarar, Jambukesvarar: 1 definition


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Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (history)

Jambukeswarar (Jambukeśvar) Temple in Tiruvānaikoyil (Thiruvanaikaval) refers to one of the Pañcasabhā or “five halls where Śiva is said to have danced”.—Śrī Jambukeśvar Akilānṭeśvarī Temple is a massive structure in the form of five concentric rectangles. There are five circuit walls, rectangular in shape, one inside the other. There are huge gopuras on the four sides with sculptures of Śiva, his līlas (playful deeds) and various postures of the lord. From the epigraphic evidences, it is clear that the Chola King Kotchengannan built this temple in 600 BC. King Vijayabalan and King Agulanga Valavan built the second circuit wall of this temple. King Vikrama Chola built the third great wall around the temple with gopuras at the entrances and the maṇḍapas. King Sundara Pandyan built the fourth circuit wall and erected the tallest gopura of the temple known as Ayyan Gopura. Sage Sivamuni Siddhar constructed the outermost and the longest circuit wall called the Tirunīrittan Matil (the wall of the holy ash). Adi Sankaracarya Svamigal built the Prasanna Vigneśvar Temple which is in front of the sannidhi of Śrī Akilānteśvarī.

The Śrī Jambukeśvar Akilānteśvari Temple at Tiruvānaikoil represents the element of Water.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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