Ancient Lord Siva Temples are almost on a Straight Line!
I think the linearity of Chidambaram Nataraja Temple, Kanchipuram Ekambareshwar temple, Sri Kalahasthi temple, Virudhagireeshwar Temple and Ramanathaswamy Temple (Rameswaram) is the best mystery of Indian Temples.
The mystery is, they lie in the same longitude. i.e, Exactly 79deg 42 min East.
So what’s special about these 3 temples ? These are 3 out of the 5 temples that are clubbed together and called as “Pancha boota Stala” ( Denoting 5 forms of Shiva – Fire, Water, Earth, Air & Space )
- Sri Kalahastheeswara – Vayu Lingam – Air (Srikalahasti Temple is located in the town of Srikalahasti, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is one of the most famous Shiva temples in South India.Wikipedia)
- Ekambareshwarar – Prithivi Lingam – Earth (Ekambaranathar Temple or Ekambareswarar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva, located in Kanchipuram in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.Wikipedia)
- Thillai Nataraja – Aagaya Lingam – Space (Thillai Natarajah Temple, Chidambaram or Chidambaram temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in the town of Chidambaram, East-Central Tamil Nadu, South India Wikipedia)
- Virudhagireeshwar Temple, Vriddhachalam (The Vriddhagiriswarar Temple is a Hindu temple in the town of Vriddhachalam, Cuddalore district. The presiding deity is Vriddhagiriswarar. The temple gives its name to the town of Vriddhachalam. Wikipedia)
- Ramanathaswamy Temple, Rameswaram (Ramanathaswamy Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to god Shiva located on Rameswaram island in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.Wikipedia)
There must be many more temples between Kedarnath and Rameswaram, which might fall on same straight line.
- All are Shiva temples
- All lie in same Longitude
- All are Panchaboota Stalam
What technology did the architects used to mark the longitudes ? Did they have any marking system?
Why didn’t the temples deviate from the alignment, during any natural events like the tectonic plate shifting or the Tsunami ?
What is the significance behind all this ?