Saturday, September 26, 2015

Thillai Kali Temple, Chidambaram, Cuddalore

Thillai Kali Temple, Chidambaram, Cuddalore

Thillai Kali Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Goddess Sakthi located in the outskirts of Chidambaram Town in Chidambaram Taluk in Cuddalore District of Tamil Nadu. The Temple is situated on the banks of Palaman River. The Temple is located at about 1 Km from famous Thillai Nataraja Temple, Chidambaram. 


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The Temple was built by Kadava King Kopperunjinga who ruled between 1229 and 1278. There are about 12 inscriptions in this Temple. One of the inscription states that the temple was reconstructed intro a granite edifice by Kadava King Kopperunjinga. All the other inscriptions talks about grants, gifts and donations made to this temple. The presence of Kali as Nisumbasoothani with hero stones indicates that the temple might have existed during Pallava  or Chola period. Pandya King Jadavarman Sundara Pandya renovated this temple. The temple is under the administrative control of Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department of Government of Tamil Nadu. The re-consecration ceremony was  conducted in 1987 and 2007.

The Temple

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Temple Opening Time

The temple remains open from 6.30 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.


10 days Vaikasi Brahmotsavam, Aadi Perukku, Aadi Theerthavari, Maasi Theerthavari, Purattasi Navaratri and Aippasi Navaratri are the festivals celebrated here.


As Mother Thillai Kali is the deity of Magam Star, those born of this star pray to her with abishek and archanas to realize their wishes. Devotees perform abishek with oil, offer white vastras and archanas with Kumkum. Devotees pray to Kadambavana Dakshina Swarubini by lighting lamps on Thursdays seeking high education and academic achievements.


Thillai Kali Temple,


Chidambaram Taluk,

Cuddalore District – 608 002

Phone: +91 4144 230 251



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