Saturday, January 7, 2017

Soleeswaraswamy Temple, Vikramangalam, Ariyalur

Soleeswaraswamy Temple, Vikramangalam, Ariyalur
Soleeswaraswamy Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva located at T. Palur Taluk in Ariyalur District of Tamilnadu. During the reign of Rajendra – I, this village came into existence and was called as Vikkiramacholapuram, after a surname of the king. Inscriptions of Vikramachola, Kulothunga–II and Kulothunga-III indicate that this place was a sub capital for the Chola kings who resided in the royal palace in this place and issued royal orders granting lands to many temples in the Chola country.



During the Chola period Vikkiramacholapuram was also a famous trade and mercantile centre of the itinerant trade guilds. Beautiful Jain and Buddha sculptures of Chola period is also preserved in this village. The existing Siva temple of this village is called Rajendra Cholisvaram and dates back to the period of Rajendra Chola – I (1012-1044). It is located 23 Kms towards East from District headquarters Ariyalur, 12 Kms from T.Palur and 292 Kms from State capital Chennai.

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