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Thiruppalathurai Granary

Tirupalathurai Rice Granary (நெற்களஞ்சியம்)

Granary of Palaivananathar Swamy temple, at Papanasam  was constructed during the Nayak period by the Thanjavur Nayak King Ragunatha (CE 1600-1634). This 36 feet height granary is circular in shape at the bottom and conical at the top.
Tirupalathurai Oldest Rice Granary
Archaeology Department Protected Monument Papanasam
It has three openings one is at the lower end, second at the center and the third at the top. Approximately 3000 kalams of grain can be stored in this granary. This Granary in Palaivananathar Temple Thiruppalathurai is protected and maintained by Department of Archaeology, Government of Tamilnadu.

Tirupalathurai Rice Granary Protected Monument Facts

·       Granary Height : 36 Feet
·       Storage Level : 3000 Kalams
·       Year Built : 1600 - 1634
·       Built under : Raghunatha Nayak Rule, Nayak dynasty
·       Location : Inside Thiruppalathurai Siva Temple

·       Travel Base : Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu

Granary in Palaivananathar Temple
Thirupalathurai Rice Granary

நெற்களஞ்சியம் - இக்கோயிலில் தஞ்சை நாயக்க மன்னர்கள் காலத்தில் அமைக்கப்பெற்ற 12 ஆயிரம் கலம் நெல்லை சேமிக்கும் அளவு கொண்ட மிகப்பெரிய நெற்களஞ்சியம் உள்ளது. வட்ட அமைப்பில் கூம்பு வடிவக்கூரையுடன் ஏறத்தாழ 36 அடி உயரத்துடன் செங்கற்களால் இக்களஞ்சியம் கட்டப்பெற்றுள்ளது. ராஜகோபுரத்தை அடுத்து கோயிலின் இடப்புறத்தில் இந்த நெற்களஞ்சியம் அமைந்துள்ளது.   

Protected Monument
- Tirupalathurai Rice Granary has been declared as historically important ancient monument by Archaeology Department. The Granary is located just inside of Palaivananathar Temple Raja Gopuram.

Palaivananathar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Papanasam, Tamil Nadu, India. It is a Paadal Petra Sthalam and is considered to be the 19th in the series of Thevara Stalams in the Chola kingdom located south of the river Kaveri.
Tirupalathurai Sivan Kovil
Papanasam Rice Granary
How To Reach : Palaivananathar Shiva Temple is sitauted 2 Kms from Papanasam on the Thanjavur - Kumbakonam road, Papanasam is 15 kms away from Kumbakonam and 25 kms from Tanjore.

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