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Ammachatram Kalabairavar Temple

Ammachatram Kalabairavar Temple

Ammachatram Shiva Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Hindu god Shiva, located in the village Ammachatram, located 11 km south of South Indian town, Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu. The temple was built by Chola Kings and still maintained by Thanjavur Palace. The temple is known as Kalabairavar Temple.
Ammachatram Shiva Temple
Ammachatram Kalabairavar Temple
The 1500 Years old temple is familiared for its Kalabairavar stalam on its Ancient Shiva temple. The lord Name is Saptharishiswarar and Deities name is Gnanambikai, Other Deities are Vinayakar, Dhakshnamurthi, Murugan, Mahalakshmi, Lingothbavar,Vishnu, Durga, Chandikeshwarar, Kalabairavar, Saneeswarar, Suriyan, Chandiran, etc. The temple has two stala vritchams one is Vilva tree and another one is Jackfruit tree.
Ammachatram Siva Temple
Bhairavar Parikara Sthalam Ammachatram
Saptharishiswarar Temple Ammachatram
The main God of this temple is Lord Shiva known as Saptharishiswarar and Goddess as Gnanambikai, and Saptharishsis (Seven Sages) were prayed this Lord and they arranged the marriage for this Moolavar that is why the Lord name is called Saptharishiswarar.
Bhairavar Parikara Sthalam Kumbakonam
Significance of the temple:
v  The deity name is Gnanambikai will give the brilliance and stability to withstand the karmas in life. In Bavishyaotta Purana this place is mentioned as a Sin relief place as like as Kasi (Varanasi) because of the Kalabairavar who is blessing here will give protection from all the eight directions.
v  The Full moon Ashtami pooja for Kalabairavar is very familiar for its great power of solving the problems and giving remedies to life.
v  An ancient village prescribed in "Bavishyotta puranam" as "Bairavapuram" after some period it was called "Sakkuvambalpuram" or "Ammani Ammal Chatiram", presently pronounced as Ammachatiram in Tamil.
v  The significance of the Saptharishiswarar Temple is that the Sapta Rishis (Seven Sages) have worshiped Mahadeva here and arranged marriage for the Lord.
Ammachatram - Sri Saptharishiswarar Temple
அம்மாசத்திரம் சப்தரிஷீஸ்வரர் திருக்கோவில்
Main Deity
Lord Shiva
Name
Sri Saptharishiswarar (சப்தரிஷீஸ்வரர்)
Goddess Name
Sri  Gnanambigai
Location
Ammachatram, Kumbakonam
Old Names
Bairavapuram, Sakkuvambalpuram, Ammani Ammal Chatiram
Theertham

Significance
Kalabairavar Temple, Bhairavar Parikara Sthalam,
Famous for Full moon Ashtami pooja for Kalabairavar
Sapta Rishis worshiped the lord shiva
Ancient
1500 years old
Travel Base
Kumbakonam

SaptaRishis - The Seven Great Sages : SaptaRishis, are the seven great sages in Indian Mythology. They have attained a semi-immortal status, that of an exceedingly long life span due to their Yogic power and by the power of their penance. The sages are Marichi,  Atri,  Pualsthya, Bhrigu, Angiras, Vasishta and Bhardwajar.
Kalabairavar Temple Near Kumbakonam
Kalabairavar Temple in Ammachatram
How To Reach : Ammachatram is a small village located 5 km from Kumbakonam (Temple Town) to Mayiladuthurai route on [State Highway (SH - 64)] and 277 km away from Chennai. The village is just 2kms away from Tirubuvanam.

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