Ancient Hindu Temples Stand in a Straight Line


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In Hinduism, Lord Shiva is regarded as the representation of the Supreme Being. He is known as the third element in the Hindu Trinity (Trimurti), the other two members being Lord Brahma – the creator and Lord Vishnu – the protector.

He controls the 5 elements of nature named as the Pancha Bhoota – Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space. Pancha Bhoota Stalams In South India, five temples were built for each representing the manifestation of the five prime elements of nature. Known as Pancha Bhoota Stalam, these temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Five elements of nature, in these temples, are believed to be manifested in the form of five Lingams, the divinity of Lord Shiva. Each lingam of Shiva is known by the name of element represented by them. ‘Pancha’ indicates Five, ‘Bhoota’ means elements and ‘Stala’ means place. All these temples are located in South India with four of these temples in Tamil Nadu and one in present-day Andhra Pradesh.

These set of five temples are considered to be of great importance in south India. The temple for water is in Thiruvanaikaval, fire is in Thiruvannamalai , air is in Kalahasti , earth is in Kanchipuram and The temple for space/sky is in Chidambaram. Geographic specialty The five temples were built according to the yogic sciences, and are placed in a certain geographic alignment with each other, so that the entire region reverberated with the possibility they offered.

Three of the five Pancha Bhoota Stalam temples stand on a straight line exactly at 79 degree 41 minutes East longitude. Chidambaram Natrajana Temple, Kanchipuram Ekambareswarar Temple, Srikalahasti Temples are aligned Exactly in a straight line Positions.

All 3 temples are constructed at least 1000 years ago. No satellite technology was available at that time but very accurate placements. Truly an engineering, astrological and geographical wonder. Of the other two temples, Thiruvanaikkaval is located at around 3 degrees to the south and exactly 1 degree to the west of the northern tip of this divine axis, while Thiruvannamalai is around midway (1.5 degree to the south and 0.5 degree to the west).

The five grand temples associated with the five basic elements are:

Earth – (Prithivi) – Kanchipuram – Ekambareswarar Temple (12.847604, 79.699798)

ekambaranath

ekambaranath1

Water – (Neer) – Thiruvanaikaval – Jambukeswara Temple (10.853383, 78.705455)

jambukeshwara temple

jambukeshwara temple1

Fire – (Agni) – Tiruvannamalai – Annamalaiyar Temple (12.231942, 79.067694)

Annamalaiyar Temple1

Annamalaiyar Temple

Wind – (Vayu) – Chitoor – Srikalahasti Temple (13.749802, 79.698410)

Srikalahasti Temple

Srikalahasti Temple1

Sky – (Akasha) – Chidambaram – Chidambaram Nataraja Temple (11.399596, 79.693559)

Chidambaram – Chidambaram Nataraja Temple

Chidambaram – Chidambaram Nataraja Temple1

A flickering lamp in the SriKalahasti temple shows the play of wind, the water spring in the innermost sanctum of the Tiruvanaikka temple shows the temple’s relationship to the element water, the annual Kartikai Deepam festival at Tiruvannamalai where a giant lamp is lighted atop the Annamalai hill shows the Annamalaiyaar’s manifestation as fire.

The swayambhu lingam of sand at Kanchipuram signifies the deitie’s association with the earth while the formless space at Chidambaram shows the association of the Supreme being with formlessness or nothingness.

Source: www.mysteryofindia.com
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6 comments on "Ancient Hindu Temples Stand in a Straight Line"

  1. Dr LLoyd S. Gordon says:

    More mindboggling thoughtstuff to contemplate! May the Supreme Absolute Personality of the Eternal Godhead give me an assist to open my knowledge from within to ease information overload. Cognizing from within is effortless and pure rather than a total dependence on accrued knowledge generated from outside of my own somatic body and being. I am not lazy but would certainly like to absorb a whole lot more.

  2. Rama says:

    DEMYSTIFIER:
    There have been some messages on some temples being on the same straight lines, and how surprising that is, and how great our ancestors are in building temples like this, and the like. Here are some facts for you to think for yourself –
    There are over 100,000 temples in South India alone!
    There are well over 200,000 temples in whole of India!
    That means there are more than
    – 40,000 temples in every degree of longitude!
    – 650 temples in every minute of longitude!
    – 11 temples in every second of longitude!
    Now, do you want to appreciate the message that some 3 temples are in in the same longitude by some morons?
    Pass this message to educate people and stop exploits in the name of religion.

  3. Sharath Veldanda says:

    There may be 200,000 temples in India but how many of them are of the size and magnitude of Chidambaram, Kanchi and Kalahasti. I challenge anyone to name 100 temples in India of such magnitude. We are talking here about these magnificient temples which have enormous significance both in terms of Energy levels and Spirituality (Tathva). Even though it is absolutely amazing how they built these temples in such straight line, the more important thing spiritually is why they did it. Answer to this question could be more meaningful for our spiritual quest. Rubbing it aside as a mere coincidence without striving to understand the reason, shows our lack of respect and faith towards our saints who spent their life time in this field of spirituality.

  4. Raghu says:

    Rama
    your straight division of number of temples with number of longitude does not confirm there is a temple for every longitude or minute or second.
    May be all 200,000 temples are on the same coordinates?

    So your conclusion is based on insufficient information!

  5. Ganesh says:

    The significance is not about 100000 temples msny of which are not significant. It is about temples representing pancha bootham that is relevant.

  6. Aarti says:

    These temples are related with panch mahabhuta ie SKY, Air, Water, Fire and Earth. Every temple is related one with this. Also they are in a straight line. According to me, this directly indicates that all the sages who constructed these temples have similar knowledge of geographical area, and environment and knew the science very well. Our 8 directions also give the scientific significance of these panch mahabhuta. Can any one help me in finding why the temple is related to particularly one panchmahabhuta. Like kalahasti temple is related with wind. Why it is so? Any scientific explanation regarding this?

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