List of large temple tanks

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This is a list of Temple tanks in terms of area.

List of large Temple tanks[edit]

Name Image Area
acres
Location Notes
Kamalalayam Temple Tank
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25 Tiruvarur, Tamil Nadu, India The ancient Sri Thyagaraja temple at Tiruvarur is dedicated to the Somaskanda aspect of Shiva. The Kamalalayam temple tank covers around 25 acres (100,000 m2),[1] is one of the largest in the country. The temple chariot is the largest of its kind in Tamil Nadu.[2]
Haridra Nadhi 23 Mannargudi, Tamil Nadu, India The Rajagopalaswamy temple is a Vaishnavite shrine located in the town of Mannargudi, India. The Haridra Nadhi tank at the entrance of the shrine where rain water is collected. The temple complex, comprising 16 gopurams, 7 prakarams(outer courtyard), 24 shrines, seven mandapams and nine sacred theerthams was the work was constructed by Kulothunga Chola I and later, renovated by the Later Cholas and the Thanjavur Nayaks.[3]
Madurai Teppakulam
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16 Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India This is the location where the king Thirumalai Naicker excavated the soil to fabricate the bricks required for constructing his palace, Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal. The pit that was thus formed is seen as tank now.[4]
Mahamaham tank, Kumbakonam
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6.2 Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India The Tank is located in the heart of Kumbakonam town. This tank covers an area of 6.2 acres and is not a perfect rectangle. The tank is Surrounded by 16 small Mandapams and a "Nava Kannika Temple"(Nine rivers) in the Eastern Side. All the rivers of India are said to meet at the tank on Mahamaham festival day that happens once in 12 years. A purificatory bath at this tank on the day is considered equal to the combined dips in all the holy rivers of India.[5]
Kapaleswarar Temple Tank
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7.5 Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Kapaleeshwarar Temple (Tamil கபாலீஸ்வரர் கோவில்) is temple of Shiva (Tamil சிவா), located in Mylapore, which is in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The temple is of typical Dravidian architectural style, with the gopuram overpowering the street on which the temple sits. This temple is also a testimonial for the vishwakarmas sthapathis. There are two entrances to the temple marked by the gopuram on either side. The east gopuram is about 40 m high, while the smaller western gopuram faces the sacred tank.[5]
Trichy Teppakulam
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5 Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India Teppakulam (Tamil: தெப்பக்குளம்) is a locality situated almost at the centre of the Indian city of Tiruchirappalli. The historic Rockfort is situated nearby. The Rock Fort temple stands 83m tall perched atop the rock. The smooth rock was first cut by the Pallavas but it was the Nayaks of Madurai who completed both the temples under the Vijayanagara empire.[6]
Tirukkanapuram Temple Tank 4.5 Tirukannapuram, Tamil Nadu, India| The temple tank is right in front of Neela Megha Perumal Temple or Sowriraja Perumal Temple, a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located Tirukannapuram, Tamil Nadu, India on the Kumbakonam-Tiruvarur highway. It is one of the "Divya Desams", the 108 temples of Vishnu revered by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tiruvarur Temple Layout". Retrieved 2006-11-11. 
  2. ^ "Thiruvarur at Tamil Nadu tourism website". Retrieved 2006-11-11. 
  3. ^ Tourist Guide to Tamil Nadu. Sura Books. p. 64. ISBN 8174781773, ISBN 978-81-7478-177-2. 
  4. ^ http://www.madurai.tn.nic.in/tourism.html
  5. ^ a b History, Religion and Culture of India, S. Gajrani
  6. ^ India By Sarina Singh, Joe Bindloss, Paul Clammer, Janine Eberle
  7. ^ 108 Vaishnavite Divya Desams: Divya desams in Pandya Nadu . M. S. Ramesh, Tirumalai-Tirupati Devasthanam.