About Temple: Amirthakateshwarar Temple (Karakkoil) is located in Melakadambur, located 31 kilometres (19 mi) from Chidambaram, and located at a distance of 6 km from Kattumannarkoil, Cuddalore district, Tamil Nadu, India. It was constructed during the reign of Cholas by Kulothunga Chola. The temple and the village are well known in Ponniyin Selvan Novel written by Kalki, as they are over than 1,000 years old. The Sivan temple at Melakadambur is a paadal Petra Sthalam. This Sivalingam is Self-manifested or Swayambu Linga.
Moolavar : Amirtha Kadeswarar
Urchavar : Somaskandar
Amman / Thayar : Vidyujothi Nayaki
Thala Virutcham : Kadamba tree
Theertham : Shakti Theertha
Agamam / Pooja : Shivagama
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Tirukadambur
Location : Mela Kadambur,Cuddalore,Tamil Nadu
This is the 88th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 34th sthalam on the north side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Thiruganasambhandar and Appar have sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.
It is believed that all the nine planets pray to Lord Shiva in this temple on their respective days. Accordingly, Lord Shiva is dressed with clothes of different colours attributed to the planets.
The shrine is regarded as one meant to seek relief from various planetary problems faced by devotees. The Navagraha shrine is opposite to the shrine of Mother.
Mother Vidhyu Jothi Nayaki - Vidya-Saraswathi, Jothi-Mahalakshmi, Nayaki-Durga) combining the powers of three Shaktis graces as Saraswathi with Veena in the morning, with elephant as Mahalakshmi in midday and with trident as Durga in the evenings.
Hence Mother got this name Vidyajothinayaki. Mother also has the name Jothi Minnammai. Those seeking wedding and child boon worship Mother with turmeric and bangles.
Saint Tirunavukkarasar’s hymn dedicating himself to the service of Lord saying “My job is only to serve my Lord” was sung in this temple.
Lord Vrishaba Thandavamurthy graces in a dancing form on his Nandhi-Vrushab or bull vehicle- is the procession deity with 10 hands. Special pujas are performed to him on Pradosha days – 13th day of new moon or full moon day.
His darshan is available only on this day. In the peeta-stage below are Mother Parvathi, Lord Vishnu, Bhairava, Veerabhadra, Lord Vinayaka, Maharshis Narada, Brungi and Mrigandu, Nandhi Deva, Gandharvas a group in the celestial world known for musical skills and Boodhaganas.
Pick up from Theni/Dindigul.
Proceeding towards Cuddalore.
Hotel Check in.
Then proceed to visit Singirikudi Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swami Temple.
Bhuvaraha Swami Temple.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
After Refreshment and Breakfast at Hotel.
Check out from Hotel.
Then proceed to visit Sri Deyva Nayaga Perumal Temple.
Sri Amirthakadeswarar Temple, Malakadambur.
Then Starting Our Journey Towards Theni/Dindigul.
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Sri Amirthakadeswarar Temple -Malakadambur, Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu(276 Shiva Sthalangal)