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
On top of the hill of Sri.Chandra Choodeswara.
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 ..
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.
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
Tamil Nadu's Hosur's 2,000 year old Temple Tower Missing Archeological Beauty. It's Gone removed by Govt of Tamil Nadu.
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.
Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage - Where are You ?.
Heritage of India Removed by Govt of Tamil Nadu.
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 ?.
All Stones in this tower weighing 1000 kg Lifted 1000 years go in 12 hours during night. ( Now no more )
...... and this also gone from this place.
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
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.
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.
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.
These 2000 year old Bulls may go inside a private place and is kept here to go one night at 1:00 AM.
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.
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
This is the place for the above Pillar in a future 5 Star Hotel.
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.
What do we feel about the security of this Heritage Chariot.
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.