Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Ellaiyamman Temple, Uthukadu, Kanchipuram

Ellaiyamman Temple, Uthukadu, Kanchipuram
Ellaiyamman Temple is located at Uthukadu, a small village in Walajabad Panchayat Union in Kanchipuram District. The main Deity here is Ellaiyamman. This temple was established in the year 1608.There is a story associated with this place. It seems Krishnadevaraya and his team came hunting here with his dog. In those days this place was called Utrukadu. The king became tired and went looking for water. He took rest under the canopy of a tree. His pet dog Bairavar decided to go looking for water. He chanced upon a spring of fresh water and bathed in it. He decided to wake the king up and let him know of his discovery.

The king on waking up followed his friend to the spring and quenched his thirst. While doing so he found a lemon floating toward him and after a while he found an Amman icon which was two and half feet tall. Nagal Naidu who was the head of his army established this temple. The best part of this temple is the garbhagriham. The main Deity was moved to the right hand side because of her "ugram" nature. In Chitra Maasam, Brahmotsavam is conducted for ten days and is celebrated with pomp and splendour. The sthala Vriksham is Vanni Maram. Many people from Saurashatra also worship this deity as their Kula Deivam.

Uthukadu is a small village in Walajabad panchayat union, Kanchipuram District, Tamilnadu, India. Tamilnadu state highway 48 is passing through Uthukadu village. Uthukadu is 4.5 kilometres (2.8 mi) distance from its Walajabad town, 19.7 kilometres (12.2 mi) distance from its district main city Kanchipuram and 67.7 kilometres (42.1 mi) distance from its state main city Chennai.