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Thirukkadaiyur Sri Amrithakateswarar - Abirami Temple

Thirukadaiyur Shiva Temple is situated in a small town of Thirukadaiyur, near Seerkazhi. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. This 11th century shrine is considered to be one of the 8 Veeratta Stalams of Lord Shiva. The Shiva Linga is believed to be a manifestation of the celestial nectar that was obtained during the churning of milky ocean by the Devas and Asuras.


Thirukadaiyur Shastiapthapoorthi Temple


The Shiva lingam is a Swayambhu (Self manifested) lingam. The presiding Deity of this Thirukkadayur temple is Shri Amirthalingeswara and the consort is shri Abirami. The temple is praised in the Devaram hymns by three Saints Appar, Sundarar and Thirugnanasambandar. This is the 47th Shiva temple on the southern bank of river Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns.

Thirukadavoor

Thirukkadaiyur Shiva Temple

Significance of the Temple

Among the Eight Veeratanam (Avatharams) of Lord Shiva this is the Eighth Veeratanam.
This temple is particularly associated with Shiva saving his devotee Markendeya from death and the tale of saint Abirami Pattar.

Thirukadaiyur is the place where Lord Shiva has bestowed immortality to Sri Maarkandaya and best owed with Ever Sixteen Age (16).  Lord Shiva (Mirthunjayamoorthi) killed the God Yaksha (Yaman) and saved his votary’s life. He has also bestowed yama with the Absolution for the sake of the Goddess Bhumadevi.

This is a special temple where people come here to perform the marriage rituals on special occasions like the ones mentioned below
At The Age Of 60 - Ukradha Shanthi
At The Age Of 61 -  Shastiyaptha Poorthy
At The Age Of 70 - Bhima ratha Shanthi
At The Age Of 75 - Vijayaratha Shanthi
At The Age Of 80 - Sadhabishekam
At The Age Of 85 - Roudhri Shanthi
At The Age Of 90 - Kaala Swaroopa Showri Shanthi
At The Age Of 95 - Thrayampaka Mahaarathy Shanthi
At The Age Of 100 - Maha Mritthunjaya Shanthi

Abirami Pattar

Amirtha kadesvarar temple

Abirami Temple Thirukkadaiyur

Amritaghateswarar Abhirami Temple

Thirukkadaiyur - Amrithakateswarar Abirami Temple
திருக்கடையூர் - அமிர்தகடேஸ்வரர் அபிராமி திருக்கோவில்
Main Deity
Lord Shiva
Name
Amirtha Kadeswarar / Kala Samhara Murthy
Goddess Name
Abhirami Amman
Location
Thirukadaiyur
Stalavriksham
Vilva maram (Vilva Tree)
Significance
47th of 127 Paadal Petra Sivasthalam in South of River Kaveri
One of 275 Devaram Padal Petram Sthalams,
8th Ashta Veeratta Sthala
Ancient
1500 years old
Travel Base
Mayiladuthurai
Thirukkadaiyur

How To Reach :  Thirukadaiyur is 22 km far from Mayiladuthurai on the Nagapattinam road. Frequent bus facility is available from Sirkali and Mayiladuthurai.
Address : Sri Amirthakadeshwarar Temple,
Sannathi St, Thirukadaiyur,
Tamil Nadu 609311, India. 
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