Mukkatteeswarar Temple, Achirappakkam, Kanchipuram
Mukkatteeswarar Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva located at Achirappakkam in Kanchipuram District. This Temple is located at a distance of 3 Kms from Achirappakkam Town. Government Buses like 77 C, T 13 plies the in Achirappakkam – Alappakkam route.
There is a popular belief among the villagers that Lord Siva, who borrowed a huge sum of wealth from Lord Kubera at the time of his marriage with Goddess Parvathi Devi, could not repay that wealth in time. Hence, he came to this village and lived in disguise. Lord Kubera, who was searching Lord Siva, happened to visit this village.
At that time, Lord Siva took the form of a villager, covered his face with a cloth and pretended to be busy working in a paddy field. Lord Kubera failed to identify him and left the place. Thereafter, Lord Siva, in the form of a villager, stayed in this village itself. Even today, one can see the Main deity, Mukkatteeswarar‘s head covered with a shape of a head cloth.
Presiding deity is called as Mukkatteeswarar and Mother is called as Mukthaambigai. Lord Siva, the main deity is Suyambu lingam. Sthala Vriksham of this temple is Vilva tree. Separate Sannathis for Lord Krishna, Garudalwar and Sapthakanni Devis are present. Temple pond in the name of ‘Kallaakulam’ is also available. One time pooja is being performed every day.
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This Temple is located at a distance of 3 Kms from Achirappakkam. Achirappakkam is a panchayat town in Kancheepuram district in the Indian state of Tamilnadu. As Achirappakkam lies on the Busy NH45, this place is easily reachable from any part of the state. TNSTC – VPM operates buses between Achirappakkam and major parts of the district, and also to some deep interior villages.
Although long distance buses (SETC & others) don't stop here at Achirappakkam, due to its proximity to Melmaruvathur, one can easily access Achirappakkam by alighting at Melmaruvathur. Both government and private buses serve Achirappakkam.