Poojas At Tirukadaiyur
Thirukadaiyur is the place where Lord Shiva has bestowed immortality to Sri Maarkandaya and he is bestowed with Ever Sixteen Age (16). People perform Shastipoorthi at the beginning of 61st Age group of their Star Birthday, Bheemaradha Shanthi at the beginning of 70th Age of their Celebrity Birthday and Sadabishegam at the start of 80th Age group of their Superstar Birthday.
Other important functions take place here are Ayush-Homam for Children to remove the future Astrological difficulties arising from Navagrahas. If anybody is suffering from serious disease and is usually in the verge of their lives, Mirthunjaya-Homam is performed here to Lord to save their lives and to alleviate them from all illness. This is a proven reality
In the Tamil Calendar, through the month of Kaarthigai (Viruchiga Month), on every Monday the Priests performs “Sankaa-Abishegam” with 1008 Sankus to the Deities to get the blessings for the welfare of the people.
Another well-known occassion is “Yama-Samharam” which takes place annually during the first month of the Tamil year Chithirai (Mesha Month) during Magam Star. That is getting celebrated as Lord Shiva killed Yama, in order to save the life of Maakandeyar.
Thirukadaiyur has its significant place in the History of TamilNadu and is definitely one of the ancient temple in the place.