Heritage,Ancient,Historic,Sacred 2000 Year Old Hindu Temple's Massive Tower Gone,in Hosur,Tamil Nadu.

Tamil Nadu' s Sacred,ancient and historic hill temple of Lord Shiva.HOSUR

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On top of the hill of Sri.Chandra Choodeswara.

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Raja Ganapathi temple inside the main temple.The stone pillars which are 1800 years old have got granite finish.( these stone pillars may perhaps be replaced ..

THE STONE PILLARS MAY ONE DAY GO AND STEEL PILLARS STAND IN ITS PLACE.YOU KNOW WHERE THESE STONE PILLARS WILL BE FOUND.
THE STONE PILLARS MAY ONE DAY GO AND STEEL PILLARS STAND IN ITS PLACE.YOU KNOW WHERE THESE STONE PILLARS WILL BE FOUND. | Source

A place where Lord Shiva visited with his Wife Parvathi.

Any temple which is over 1,000 years old has a brief account of it's antiquity followed by a story which you can believe it or not.The story of this temple has many and people accept it as true and do not try to question as to what is the proof of the story being true.The priest who is the authorized person to stay in the sanctum sanatorium of the temple told me the story as follows.

Over 2500 years ago the place was as beautiful as the moon and Lord Shiva used to come here to stay for a few days with his wife Parvathi.There also lived in this place a little farther many Rishi's and it so happened that one day a Rushi saw them and was so pleased to see the lord tht he went to tell and bring his colleague also to see the Lord with his wife.When he came along with his colleague Parvathi also saw them and she cursed them for intrusion of her privacy with Lord and she disappeared informing Lord Shiva who immediately turned to his form as LINGA a stone of a shape as shown in the picture below.

The huge walls surrounded on all sides is perhaps a mystery as there will be a question as to where was the need for such fortification by large massive walls as early as 1000 years.There is a pond just adjoining the temple's walls from where water was carried to the temple for pooja but at present it is not used as there is a well inside the temple which is untouched by any one except the authorized person who can draw the water from the well.There are also writings on stones inside and out side the temple but a visitor to the temple has no means to know what they say and our big and mighty Archeological Survey of India has not made any contribution noticeable to any visitor any where on the path to the hill from the hill below to the hill at the top.These epigraphical writings read perhaps the antiquity and sacredness of this temple.The visitor will not know if ASI has deciphered by their Epigraph readers.The Antiquity and the sacredness of the temple is said to go back to the most early 3rdcentury AD to the middle of 10th AD.The Chola Rulers had control of Hosur and it is said that these rulers had TALKAD on the banks of river caveri as their Capitol.They were very much interested in Shiva temples and improved this temple maintenance.This temple architecture may be a eye opener to the rulers of the State of Mysore as a similar type of temple is built in a place very near to Mysore at Nanjangud to the same god and goddess During that period this town Hosur was included in the district of Bangalore in Mysore State.The literature that have read says that from 3rd century to the mid 10th century AD the temple was looked after by Ganga Kings.If it existed in this period than it must have been built by some body earlier to 3rd century making this temple older than 1,800 years or 2,000 years also.The granth and epigraphical inscriptions if deciphered may prove this point.Only some student of Archeology doing research for PhD can perhaps do this work if the student gets as much grant as required for the work.

I was surprised to see the massive Main Tower which is shown below completely dismantled and huge stones missing from the heap of small pieces of stones dumped as scrap.Who gave this temple permission to destroy a civil engineering wonder we had 1800 years ago.

Was any procedure adopted like marking the stone position on a drawing,writing its specifications and the other prescribed procedure laid down by our govt run branch of some ministry under a bureaucrat working as Director of the dept of Archeology.

Was any one from the dept of Archeology present.

Where are the huge stones.

The present govt has perhaps approved the new construction of a giant tower spending crores of public money instead of repairing the historic 1,800 year Engineering Marvel.

Lord Shiva is worshiped in this form only.

Om Nama Shivaya.
Om Nama Shivaya. | Source

Several Shiva Linga's are kept inside the temple in front of Sri.Marugadambal but not worshiped,who kept them and when can we also keep,why it is not even deco

Not a single flower is kept on these Shiva Lingas.
Not a single flower is kept on these Shiva Lingas. | Source

Tamil Nadu's Hosur's 2,000 year old Temple Tower Missing Archeological Beauty. It's Gone removed by Govt of Tamil Nadu.

WHO REMOVED UNDER WHOSE AUTHORITY THIS HISTORIC ANCIENT AND SACRED SHIVA TEMPLE'S MASSIVE TOWER THAT IS COMPLETELY REMOVED FROM BOTTOM TO TOP.THIS ARCHEOLOGICAL BEAUTY IS GONE FOR FUTURE GENERATION.NATIONAL TREASURE GONE IN BROAD DAY LIGHT.
WHO REMOVED UNDER WHOSE AUTHORITY THIS HISTORIC ANCIENT AND SACRED SHIVA TEMPLE'S MASSIVE TOWER THAT IS COMPLETELY REMOVED FROM BOTTOM TO TOP.THIS ARCHEOLOGICAL BEAUTY IS GONE FOR FUTURE GENERATION.NATIONAL TREASURE GONE IN BROAD DAY LIGHT. | Source

So very sad indeed that this 2000 year old Maha Dwara is removed in June 2012 by the Govt of Tamil Nadu.We will miss this for ever.

ONE MUST SEE THIS BEAUTY OF CIVIL ENGINEERING MARVEL OF 2ND CENTURY OR EARLIER CENTURY BUT ITS GONE NOW.GONE FOREVER LIKE MANY THINGS THAT WE DO NOT KNOW.
ONE MUST SEE THIS BEAUTY OF CIVIL ENGINEERING MARVEL OF 2ND CENTURY OR EARLIER CENTURY BUT ITS GONE NOW.GONE FOREVER LIKE MANY THINGS THAT WE DO NOT KNOW. | Source

Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage - Where are You ?.

THIS STRUCTURE REMOVED STONE BY STONE AND HAS GONE IN JULY 2012.
THIS STRUCTURE REMOVED STONE BY STONE AND HAS GONE IN JULY 2012. | Source

Heritage of India Removed by Govt of Tamil Nadu.

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Look Behind these Tin Sheets it was here the MAHADWARA standing shown above which has disapeared.What will the Indian Heritage Organization going to do ?.

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All Stones in this tower weighing 1000 kg Lifted 1000 years go in 12 hours during night. ( Now no more )

THIS STRUCTURE COMPLETELY DISMANTLED AND MASSIVE STONES WORTH HUGE SUM OF MONEY GONE MISSING IN THE PLACE.
THIS STRUCTURE COMPLETELY DISMANTLED AND MASSIVE STONES WORTH HUGE SUM OF MONEY GONE MISSING IN THE PLACE. | Source

Including this.......

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and this.

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...... and this also gone from this place.

THIS STONE IS NOT AT ITS PLACE NOW.IT IS MISSING.
THIS STONE IS NOT AT ITS PLACE NOW.IT IS MISSING. | Source

The above structure dismantaled and kept and may go to a granite factory for export since we do not know how this stone gets its value as it is nearly 2000 year

STONE SCAM 2,000 YEAR TEMPLE STRUCTURE DISMANTLED AND MAY BE SOLD ILLEGALLY TO GRANITE MAFIA BY TEMPLE AUTHORITIES.
STONE SCAM 2,000 YEAR TEMPLE STRUCTURE DISMANTLED AND MAY BE SOLD ILLEGALLY TO GRANITE MAFIA BY TEMPLE AUTHORITIES. | Source

Entrance to Main Temple Not disturbed since temple was built 1800 years ago.The Main Gate Tower with stones weighing 500 kg kept out side the collapsible gate.

ONE SIDE A PRIVATE ENTRANCE MADE BY TEMPLE AUTHORITIES DISTURBING THE BEAUTY OF THIS HISTORIC GATE.
ONE SIDE A PRIVATE ENTRANCE MADE BY TEMPLE AUTHORITIES DISTURBING THE BEAUTY OF THIS HISTORIC GATE. | Source

All around the temple there is a compound wall of 10 fett tall.and all stones very heavy to lift was lifted 1000 years ago.

THE REASON TO CONSTRUCT  SUCH MASSIVE WALLS ALL AROUND THE TEMPLE WAS PERHAPS TO PREVENT ANY WILD ANIMALS ENTERING THE TEMPLE DURING THOSE DAYS 1,000 YEARS AGO.
THE REASON TO CONSTRUCT SUCH MASSIVE WALLS ALL AROUND THE TEMPLE WAS PERHAPS TO PREVENT ANY WILD ANIMALS ENTERING THE TEMPLE DURING THOSE DAYS 1,000 YEARS AGO. | Source

Temple at Nanjangud for Lord Shiva has same layout near the Entrance to Lord Nanjundeswar temple.This is 7 story's high.

Main Temple of Sri Chandra Chudeswar entrance Door Tower 5 Story's high.

THEY WANT TO HAVE 7 STORY HIGH TOWER HERE ALSO.WHO ARE THEY.IS IT GOVT OF TAMIL NADU OR SOME PRIVATE COMPANY WHO BUILD AND MAINTAIN TEMPLES SO THERE COMPANY PROSPERS.
THEY WANT TO HAVE 7 STORY HIGH TOWER HERE ALSO.WHO ARE THEY.IS IT GOVT OF TAMIL NADU OR SOME PRIVATE COMPANY WHO BUILD AND MAINTAIN TEMPLES SO THERE COMPANY PROSPERS. | Source

These 2000 year old Bulls may go inside a private place and is kept here to go one night at 1:00 AM.

THESE BULLS ARE KEPT NEAR JUNK YARD AND WILL GO UNSEEN HIDDEN UNDER THE JUNK.
THESE BULLS ARE KEPT NEAR JUNK YARD AND WILL GO UNSEEN HIDDEN UNDER THE JUNK. | Source

May be this Idol will also go away,who removed from where no one knows,temple office unable to give info.ASI has not even a sign board kept here.

HOW DID THIS COME HERE AND WHY THIS IS HERE MAY BE THE TEMPLE UP KEEPERS WHO ARE M/S.TVS MOTOR CO LTD IS UNAWARE OF ITS EXISTENCE.
HOW DID THIS COME HERE AND WHY THIS IS HERE MAY BE THE TEMPLE UP KEEPERS WHO ARE M/S.TVS MOTOR CO LTD IS UNAWARE OF ITS EXISTENCE. | Source

This huge 60 feet or more long one piece Flag Pole perhaps is sleeping and no one is bothered including ASI to ask why ?.Will it go to a 5 Star Hotel.as a Cente

HOTEL GUESTS WILL BE TOLD THAT THE PILLAR IS 2000 YEARS OLD AND THEY WILL RUN THEIR PALMS OVER IT TO FEEL HOW THE FEEL OF THE 2000 YEAR TOUCH WILL FEEL.
HOTEL GUESTS WILL BE TOLD THAT THE PILLAR IS 2000 YEARS OLD AND THEY WILL RUN THEIR PALMS OVER IT TO FEEL HOW THE FEEL OF THE 2000 YEAR TOUCH WILL FEEL. | Source

This is the place for the above Pillar in a future 5 Star Hotel.

CENTER PILLAR IN A 5 STAR HOTEL.LOBBY.
CENTER PILLAR IN A 5 STAR HOTEL.LOBBY. | Source

This pond below the temple never dries up so the locals throw garbage and plastic to take over the land with the help of local politicians.

A BEAUTIFUL POND NEGLECTED BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND THERE ARE 2 MORE WAITING FOR LAND SHARKS TO GRAB.
A BEAUTIFUL POND NEGLECTED BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND THERE ARE 2 MORE WAITING FOR LAND SHARKS TO GRAB. | Source

What do we feel about the security of this Heritage Chariot.

GOLD CHARIOT IN THIS TEMPLE LET OUR ARCHEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA TAKE SECURITY OF THIS IN THIS TEMPLE..
GOLD CHARIOT IN THIS TEMPLE LET OUR ARCHEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA TAKE SECURITY OF THIS IN THIS TEMPLE.. | Source

What is missing in this temple.

In order to take a inventory of valuable things and the antiquity of the temple there must be records and perhaps they are there.If they are maintained it should contain the following in the records.

1 - Who built the temple.

2 - What are the various items in the inventory.

3 - Where is the stone flag.

4 - How many ponds were there on this hill.

5 - Have copies of grantha in Kannada and Telugu kept.

6 - Is there a text after deciphering the epigraphy found in this temple.

7 - Is there documents to prove the antiquity of the temple.

8 - Was there a village on top of this hill.

9 - The closed room not opened since past several centuries still closed and if so why is it not opened.If opened who opened it and what were the items found in that room.

10 - Who ordered the dismantling of " Maha Dwara " and why.

11 - How many stones were in this " Maha Dwara ".

12 - Are all stones marked and will preserved nicely as now its kept heaped in a unseen place.

13 - A new Temple Maha Dwara is under construction will it contain all the stones of the dismantled structure of " Maha Dwara ".

14 - Why no notice in English is made public regarding this New Maha Dwara ".

15 - Why few items like the Nandi Bull and other items of temple kept near a wall as its unsafe there.

16 - Where is the Floating Pond.

17 - Where is the Weighing Scale for TULA BHARAM.

18 - Has the temple a copy of STALA PURANAM which is in Sanskrit made available to public in English and Local languages.

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