Adi Kesava Perumal temple

Happen to be in Sriperumbudur couple of days back and having to made to wait for couple of hours, spent the time visiting the Adi Kesava perumal temple or the Bashyakara temple. There are almost no one in the temple except me, a couple of priests, and a bunch of women police, I think, were on duty nearby.
Though it was a small temple (compared to, say, Thiruvidanthai), it was an interesting one. I think it must be about 700-800 years old. Definitely built after Ramanujar's period, it wore a deserted look on that particularly hot day.
Sri Perumbudur is the birth place of Ramanujar and there is a sannidhi near Perumal himself for him.
All pillars had the riding horseman in it. Oddly, half of them looked Caucasian for whatever reason.

The thulasi maadam looks oddly out of place. Must be a recent addition.

The karbhagriha walls are lined with the history of Ramajujar.

There are some recent murals on the outer praharam walls. This is a beautiful rendering of Perumal with Andal.

The Gopuram.

The mandabam.

The praharam.

Oddly, I couldn't find Andal's sannidhi in this temple. May be I missed (though I was there for 1-1.5 hours).

Nothing gives the odd peace of mind than an empty temple...

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