History of Kachi Metrali Temple
History highlights that Lord Vishnu had meditated upon Lord Shiva in this temple in the form of kurma (tortoise). He worshipped Shiva to attain Shivaroopam.
Architectural Design of Kachi Metrali Temple
Kachi Metrali temple represents the architectural design style of the Pallava dynasty. Its present structure is given by the Vijayanagar rulers. Kachi Metrali has a three-tiered Rajagopuram or the gateway. Apart from Shiva, two other Shivalingams enshrined in Kachi Metrali are the Odha Urigeeswarar and Mutheeswarar. While the Oda Urugeeswarar shrine faces east, the Metralinathar shrine faces west. It has a shrine dedicated to Kamakshi. This temple also has shrines dedicated to Ganesha, Subramanya, Kasi Viswanathar, Bhairavar and others.
Festivals of Kachi Metrali Temple
Kachi Metrali temple celebrates Sambandar festival every year. Festivals celebrated in Kachabeswarar temple in Kanchipuram are also celebrated in Kachi Metrali temple.
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