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Wednesday 23rd of June 2021

Jambunatheshwarar Temple Jambai Villupuram – History, Timings & Address!


Jambunatheshwarar Temple Jambai Villupuram

🛕 In Tamil, this temple is called Thanthondreeswarar temple. This Shiva temple was built by Cholas during 10th century. The temple walls contain full of Tamil Vattezhuttu inscriptions of Cholas. This place was under Rashtrakuta rule during the mid 10th century, the statues of Lord Muruga, Jyestha Devi, Kalabairavar, Durga belonging to Rashtrakuta architecture, are found inside the temple. Since the temple become very old and damaged, reconstruction works are carried by local people of Jambai now.

Jambunatheshwarar Temple Jambai Villupuram Legends

🛕 According to the local tradition, there was pond where the Jambunatha temple is found at present and the main deity (linga) was formed on its own in this pond. When the sage saw this linga in the pond he took the form of a fish and entered the pond to lordship the linga. Hence he came to be called Valaimamani and this village should have derived the name Valaiyur in memory of the sage. Later it got the name Jambai during Chalukya Chola period.

Deity

🛕 Though the inscriptions of this temple mention the name of the principal deity as Tantorniswarar, He local people call the deity as Jambuskewarar, Initially the name should have been pronounced as Sambukeswarar meaning the Lord Siva who bestow happiness and the village where the temple of Sambukeswarar located come to be called as Sambai.

Inscriptions

🛕 This Temple is rich in its Epigraphical values. Lot of inscriptions can be found here from all the leading dynasties of Tamil country. There are totally five inscription of Kopperunjingan in this temple raining from 1253-1258 C.E. They mention about the gifts and endowments made to the temple by him and officials.

How to Reach Jambunatheshwarar Temple Jambai Villupuram?

🛕 The temple walls contain full of Tamil Vattezhuttu inscriptions of Cholas. This place was under Rashtrakuta rule during the mid 10th century, the statues of Lord Muruga, Jyestha Devi, Kalabairavar, Durga belonging to Rashtrakuta architecture, are found inside the temple.Jan 6, 2016

Jambunatheshwarar Temple Jambai Villupuram Address

Jambunatheshwarar Temple,
Jambai, Villupuram.



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