About Temple: Amirthagateswarar Abhirami Temple is located Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu in India. This temple is associated with the legend of Shiva saving his young devotee, Markendeya from death, and the tale of a saint, Abirami Pattar a devotee of the presiding goddess.
Moolavar : Amirtha Kadeswarar
Urchavar : Kala Samhara Murthy
Amman / Thayar : Abhirami Amman
Thala Virutcham/Tree : Vilwa
Theertham : Amirtha Pushkarini, Ganga Theertham
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Thiru Kadavur
Location : Thirukadaiyur, Nagapattinam,Tamil Nadu
18 day Yama Samharam in Chithirai month – April-May beginning on the Magam Star day with Lord’s procession each day.
Kalasamhara Murthy darshan on the 6th day. Karthikai Monday abishek with 1008 conches. Purattasi Navarathri in September-October; one day Margazhi Vishi Padam festival in December-January.
Aadi Pooram in July-August. Aipasi Skanda Sasti in October-November. Maha Shivrathri in February-March and Panguni Uthiram in March-April are the festivals celebrated in the temple.
The temple follows adevotional practice of Andhadhi Parayanam and worshipping the Moon on the New Moon day of Thai month – January-February.
Devotee crowd in the temple will be huge on Pradosha days. Other general festivals as Deepavali, Pongal, Tamil and English New Year days are also observed in the temple with special abisheks and pujas.
Lord Shiva graces in the temple as swayambumurthi. This is the exactly the place where Lord hit Yama the God of death with His legs.
Though the presiding deity in the sanctum sanctorum is only one in Linga form, a close look at the Linga will show another reflection of the Linga.
Lord Brahmma went to Kailash to have the Gnana Upadesa (wisdom learning). Lord Shiva gave the seeds of Vilwa tree to Brahmma and asked him to sow them in earth in various places.
Where the seed germinates within one hour into a tree shall be venue of teaching, said Lord Shiva. It happened in Thirukadayur.
Shiva the teacher of Brahmma is worshipped as Adhi Vilwa Vana Nather in the temple having His own shrine.
The Devan began to consume the nectar without offering prayers to Lord Vinayaka who simply hid the pot.
They realized their folly and prayed to Vinayaka, got it from Him and placed it in this Thirudayur for Shiva Puja. When opened it was Shiva Linga.
As Lord Shiva appeared here as a Swayamnu Linga from the Amirtha-nectar pot He is worshipped as Amirtha Kadeswarar.
Proceed towards Nagapattinam.
Then transfer to Hotel.
Hotel Check In.
Then proceed to visit Dutch Fort.
Sikkal Singaravelar Temple.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
Morning Breakfast at Hotel.
Check out from Hotel.
Then Proceed towards Sri Amirtha Kadeswarar temple.(Abirami amman)
Soundaryaraja Perumal Temple.
Nellukadai Mariamman Temple.
Finally drop at Railway Junction / Airport.
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Sri Amirthakadeswarar Temple -Thirukkadaiyur, Nagapattinam,Tamil Nadu (Ashta Veeratta Thalangkal)