Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Aatcheeswarar Temple (Aksheeswaraswamy Temple), Achirappakkam, Kanchipuram

Aatcheeswarar Temple (Aksheeswaraswamy Temple), Achirappakkam, Kanchipuram
Aatcheeswarar Temple (Aksheeswaraswamy Temple) is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located near the holy village of Achirappakkam, Tamilnadu, India. The temple is incarnated by the hymns of Tirugnana Sambandar. The temple is off the National Highway No 45 at Achirupakkam (The Chennai-Trichy Highway) after Melmaruvathur. This is the 28th shrine in Thondai region praised in Thevaram hymns. Kannuva Munivar and Gowthama Munivar are said to have worshipped Lord Shiva at this Shivasthalam.










There are two presiding deities in separate sanctum sanctorum for Aatcheeswarar and Umai Aatcheeswarar and also two separate Amman sanctorums Ilangili Ammai and Umayambigai. Demons Tharaka and Vidyunmali destroyed by Lord Shiva are the Dwarapalakas of this temple. Lord Atchipureeswarar is also praised as Acheswarar and Achu Kondu Arulia Thevar.  Lord Vinayaka is known as Achu Muri Vinayaka. 











 
Legends
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The Temple
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Excavations
Imitated amphorae have been found in the temple in many excavations in the same context of the imported variety. They are found to be used continuously in Tamil Nadu in 6 – 7th century mainly in Thondai Mandalam, which flourished as a prominent political centre under the Pallavas after the Sangam period. Imitated amphorae have been found in many excavations in the same context.











Temple Opening Time
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
Pooja Timings
·        Kaala Sandhi - 08:30 AM
·        Uchi Kaalam - 11:30 AM
·        Sayaratchai - 06:30 PM
·        Artha Jaamam - 08:30 PM
Festivals
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Singers
The temple is praised in the hymns of Saint Tirugnanasambandar. This is the 28th shrine in Thondai region praised in Thevaram hymns.
Prayers
It is strongly believed that prayer to Lord Atchipureeswarar would elevate the devotee to ruling position with management abilities. Also as the Lord is in the form ‘Letters – Akshara’ the devotee will shine in education. Participation in the special pujas would relieve the devotees from various doshas following them from birth to birth and also remove obstacles in the way of professional progress and ensure peace of mind. Devotees perform special abishek to Lord offering vastras.
Contact
Sri Aatcheeswarar Temple,
Achirupakkam, Kancheepuram District
Phone: +91- 44 - 2752 3019 / 27523335
Mobile: +91 - 98423 – 09534 / 99945 41154 / 9786360054
Connectivity
Achirappakkam is located at a distance of 96 kms from Chennai on Trichy – Chennai National Highway (NH45), 10 kms from Maduranthakam 3 km away from the famous temple town Melmaruvathur. Achirappakkam has its own railhead on the Trichy – Chennai railway line.
Achirupakkam is located near Melmaruvathur on Chennai – Tiruchi Road. City buses are available from Chengalpet. This temple is well connected by buses from Chennai city and Tambaram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Melmaruvathur and Nearest Airport is located at Chennai.

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