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Sri Abirami Amman Sametha Sri Amirthakadeswarar Temple also called as Thirukadaiyur temple is located at Thirukadavoor (Thirukadaiyur), Tanjore District ,Tamil Nadu.
History of Temple
Among the 8 Avatharams of Lord Shiva this is the 8th Avataram. It was told in history that Devas and Asuras found the Amirtham at Thiruparkadal while they tried to segregate the Amirtham between them they forgot to worship the First and Foremost God of Hindus Lord Ganesh . For this reason Lord Ganesh got angry and hided the Amirtha kalasam at this temple. Various poojas are performed at Tirukadaiyur temple.
Later the Amirtha kalasam become SIVALINGAM in this temple. Hence this temple deity was briefly known as AMIRTHAKADESWARAR (Amirtham + Kadam). For this sort of incident from Lord Ganesh the temple has an independent sannidhi for Lord Ganesh as referred to as KALLAVINAYAKAR.
Tirukadaiyur Temple Timings
Morning : 6 AM – 12 PM
Evening : 4 PM – 9.30 PM
How To Reach Thirukadaiyur Temple
Temple is at a distance of 15 KMs from Karaikal Bus Station.
Nearest Railway Stations are Mayiladuthurai or Nagore
Tiruchirapally is the nearest airport. It is 145 KM away from Tirukadaiyur Temple.