Friday, October 7, 2016

Amritaghateswarar Abirami Temple, Thirukkadaiyur, Nagapattinam

Amritaghateswarar Abirami Temple, Thirukkadaiyur, Nagapattinam
Amritaghateswarar Abhirami Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Shiva in his manifestation as Kalantaka (Sanskrit: "Destroyer of Death") and his wife Parvati in her form as Abhirami (Sanskrit: "Lovely One") located in Thirukkadaiyur (Thirukadavur), 21 km East of MayiladuthuraiTamilnadu in India. This temple is particularly associated with Shiva saving his devotee Markandeya from death and the tale of Saint Abirami Pattar, a devotee of the presiding goddess. It is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams (shrines mentioned in songs) where three of the most revered Nayanmars (Saivaite Saints), Appar, Sundarar and Thirugnana Sambhandar have sung the glories of this temple.




Legend says that this temple is associated with Shiva who vanquished Yama, the Lord of Death, at this sthalam (shrine) to save the life of Markandeya. The association with Markandeya, who remained ever youthful, makes this shrine a favourite place for devotees to perform the 60th and 80th birthdays as this place celebrates longevity. Thirukkadaiyur derives its name from Gatam (the ambrosia pot in Tamil). Lord Vishnu, Indra, and other Devas (gods) chose this clean place to drink the ambrosia from its pot that had come out during Samudhara Manthan (ocean churning). 





Tirukkadavur (Kadavur Mayanam) is one of the Ashta Veerattana Sthalams of Lord Shiva, the eight holy places where he revealed his wrath and strength. Shiva vanquished Yaman, the Lord of Death, at this sthalam to save the life of Markandeya. Thirukkadaiyur (Thirukadavur) is a temple town on the east coast of Tamil Nadu, about 300 km south of Chennai and 15 km north of Karaikal. The original temple, Thirukkadaiyur Mayanam now called Thirumeignanam, built in 11th century, was ravaged by sea and is in ruins now. Another temple on an identical plan was built later and is now worshiped by people who pray for long life.





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. The Shiva lingam is a Swayambhu (Self manifested) lingam. The presiding Deity of this Thirukkadaiyur temple is Shri Amirthakadeswarar and the consort is Shri Abirami. This is the 47th Shiva temple on the southern bank of river Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns.





Legends
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Speciality
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The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Worship & Festivals
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Singers
Saivite Saints Tirunavukkarasar, Gnana Sambandar and Sundarar had sung the glory of Lord of the temple in their celebrated Thevaram hymns. This is the 47th Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns.
Prayers
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Contact
Sri Amirtha Kadeswarar Temple,
Thirukadayur-609 311
Nagapattinam District
Phone: +91- 4364 - 287 429
Connectivity
Thirukkadaiyur is 22 kms far from Mayiladuthurai on the Nagapattinam road. Frequent bus facility is available. From Sirkali it is 30 km.  It is 22 Kms from Mayiladuthurai and 8 Kms from Porayar. Nearest Railway Station is located at Mayiladuthurai and Nearest Airport is located at Trichy.

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