Sri Karneshwar Nataraja temple


The pyramid of Sri Karneshwar Nataraja temple resembles the great pyramid of Egypt. The inspiration for the pyramid in the temple is from the concept of Egypt.

Design of Sri Karneshwar Nataraja Temple

The pointed dome in the temple houses Lord Nataraja. The pyramid in the temple is placed towards north to generate the maximum energy. Sri Karaneswara Nataraj temple is located in Manjakuppam close to the ECR road. The temple was inaugurated by Dr. Karnan Singh. He is a sincere devotee of Lord Shiva. The temple was built by Karnan singh for Nataraja on the beach side.

Re-designed Karneshwar Nataraja Temple

The temple faced a big destruction at the time of tsunami in December 2004. Then karnan singh again planned to build the temple with a pyramid. He contacted Auroville earth institute for help to rebuild the Karneshwar Temple.

In the rebuilt temple, lord nataraja was made to sit on a support such that his third eye was marked at one-third from the base of a pyramid. The Karneshwar Temple’s entrance faces south and the temple has a the lord Dakshinamoorthy. He is known for the wealth in Education.

Constructional significance of the temple

Realisation, creation and transformation based on Indian tradition has decided the dimensions of the temple based on its importance to numbers. The temple’s pointed square dome is called the cloister dome. The doem is compressed with earth blocks and earth concrete. The lord nataraja is also known to be lord shiva. The temple of shiva is encircled with peak silence. The design of the temple is really creative and wonderful to visit!

Peaceful meditation in Karneshwar Temple

A spiritual vibe is felt inside the karneshwar temple and peace feels like saturating the entire world. The pyramid is sacred to Egyptians and nataraja for Hindus. For the first time history, Nataraja and pyramid together have been built. The Karneshwar Nataraja temple is mainly designed in the motive of building a meditation house in tamil known as a Dhyana mandapam.

To spread peace and serenity, karneshwar temple has been built in Pondicherry. Already Pondicherry hosts a popular meditation place called the Auroville. The next intimate meditation hall is built in the Karneshwar Temple.

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