Saturday, November 23, 2019

Ilamaiyakkinar Temple, Chidambaram, Cuddalore

Ilamaiyakkinar Temple, Chidambaram, Cuddalore
Ilamaiyakkinar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Chidambaram Town in Chidambaram Taluk in Cuddalore District of Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Tiruppuleeswarar / Youvaneswarar / Ilamaiyakkinar and Mother is called as Thirupurasundari / Balasundari / Youvanambal / Ilamai Nayagi. The Temple is considered as Mukthi Sthalam of Thiruneelakanda Nayanar. There are inscriptions stating that the temple was built during Kulothunga Chola II. This Temple is situated at about 500 meters to the west of Thillai Nataraja Temple.

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The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The temple remains open from 7.00 am to 12.00 noon and 4.30 pm to 8.30 pm.
On the Visaka star of the month Thai, the festival of Lord Siva bestowing grace on Thiruneelakandar is celebrated. During the festival Lord Siva in the guise of a sage giving the begging bowl (Thiruvodu) to Thiruneelakandar and asking him to take a vow at the riverbank are celebrated with much fanfare. Vyagrapada birthday celebration falls on the Thai Poosam day. On that day he goes to Ilamai Theertham and has Theerthavari (Holy immersion). Special Thirumanjanams are performed on Visakam star to Thiruneelakandar and on Karthigai day to Kanampullar. On the Ashtami (8th day) of the waning moon fortnight special pooja with Homam is performed to Bhairavar. Navaratri, Aippasi Annabishekam, Shivarathri and Tirukarthikai are the festivals celebrated in this Temple.
Couple separated because of incompatibility and those who are cross with opinion differences can pray here to be united in their views. When their prayers are granted, devotees light ghee-lamps and conduct abhishekam to the Lord.
Ilamaiyakkinar Temple,
Ilamaiyakkinar Koil Street,
Chidambaram – 608 001
Cuddalore District
Phone: +91 4144 220 500
Mobile: +91 94426 12650
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