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Temples Pancha Krosha Sthalam Thiruvidaimaruthur Architecture
 
Architecture of Mahalinga swamy Temple
 
The temple faces east. It has five circumambulatory paths ( prakara ) and each one is for some specific purpose.

1. Aswametha prakara {(to get prosperity- to get redress from mental disorders by circumambulating the Prakara 7 rounds ,12 rounds, and 24 rounds for a Mandala (48 days), half a Mandala (24 days) and quarter of a Mandala (12 days) by worshipping Vinayaka before starting)}

2 . Kodumudi Prakara (it is equal to circumambulating Mount Kailas)

3. Omkara Prakara (Pranava, the mystic sound is heard here)

4. There is a prakara in the Ambal shrine.

5. The 5 th prakara is in the innerside of the Ambal shrine.

The pillars of Vembadi kumarar shrine possess pillars of artistic merit. There are four Vinayaka temples on the four corners of the four Car streets (broad streets for temple car procession – Ther veedhi ). There is also a Vinayaka shrine in the Theradi (resting or halting place of the Ther). Viswanatha shrine (east), Rishipureeswara (west), Aatmanatha shrine (south), and Chokkanatha shrine (north) are situated on the four directions. Agora veerabadra shrine (in the entrance of north Gopura), Kumara shrine (in the entrance of the west Gopura), Padithurai Vinayaka and Pattinathar (east Gopura), Badragiriyar ( in the entrance of west Gopura) are some of the temples. There are 5 Rajagopuras.

 
Gopuram view and Architecture of the temple
 

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