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Amritaghateswarar-Abirami Temple

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6th Jan 18

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Temple, Thirukkadaiyur

Amritaghateswarar Abhirami Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Shiva in his manifestation as Kalantaka and his wife Parvati in her form as Abhirami located in Thirukkadaiyur, 21 km East of Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu in India. Temple near hotel with car, bus parking specialists available tourist place near tharangapmbadi denish kottai good atmosphere ... Enjoy
  • Temple, Thirukkadaiyur
  • Temple, Thirukkadaiyur

Ramesh Shanmugam

Ramesh Shanmugam4.6/5

11 reviews

A good destination with highly spiritual temple

Overall experience in thirukadaiyur was very good except summer seasons. Highly spiritual temple to celrbrate 6oth marriage celebration, 70 & 80th marriage celebration . Specially dedicated temple for ayush homas . Amirthakadeswarar, abirami temples and markandeyar temples are very powerful

Thirukkadaiyur Overview

Located on the east coast of Tamil Nadu in the Nagapattinam district, Thirukkadaiyur is a popular temple town that attracts many pilgrims. This village panchayat that comes under the Tarangambadi Taluk is situated close to the Bay of Bengal and the Cauvery River.

Famous for the historically significant temple, Amritaghateswarar - Abirami, this township attracts several thousand visitors every year. Also known as Vilvaaranyam, this temple town has three holy water tanks known as Amrita Pushkarini, Kaala Theertham and Maarkandeya Theertham. A dip in these tanks is considered very sacred.

The Amritaghateswarar - Abirami Temple is the most famous temple in Thirukkadaiyur. This Chola temple was built in the 11th century AD and has been in existence since the period of Raja Raja Cholan. Spread over 11 acres, the Amritaghateswarar - Abirami Temple has great architecture and has five prakarams, huge towers and very spacious mandapams.

It is believed that Lord Shiva protected Markandeya, son of Mrikandu, a sage and devotee of Lord Shiva, from Yama, the god of death. Markandeya is said to have hugged the Shiva Lingam in the temple and pleased with his devotion Lord Siva rescued him.

Given this significance, devotees visit this temple to pray for a long life. Several couples perform the Sashtiaptha poorthi and the Sadhabishegam function at this temple. An interesting feature of this temple is that it houses a Mayanam, which in Tamil means crematorium.

One among the 274 temples worshipped by the Saivite saints, the presiding deity at this temple is a self-originated Lingam. The Mrtunjaya deity worshipped here is seen with a trident projecting downwards onto Yama. Adjacent to this is the statue of the immortal Markandeya.

Religious rites are performed six times a day in the temple. Popular festivals celebrated in this temple are the annual Brahmotsavam held between April and May, the Shankhabishekam between November and December, Navaratri and Aadi Pooram. Visiting Thirukkadaiyur during these festivals would be ideal to feel the divine presence and understand the special rituals in the temple.

Thirukkadaiyur can be reached conveniently by road from Chennai. The closest railway station in Thirukkadaiyur is located at a distance of 22 km in Mayiladuthurai.

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Amrithaghateswarar Shrine, Thirukkadaiyur

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Amrithaghateswarar Shrine, Thirukkadaiyur

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Amrithaghateswarar Shrine, Thirukkadaiyur

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Amrithaghateswarar Shrine, Thirukkadaiyur

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