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Temple Timings

All day
05:30 am
Opening time
08:30 pm
Closing time
12:30 Pm - to - 04:00 pm
Close time

About Thirukadaiyur

thirukadaiyur city located in Nagapattinam and This place historical name is Vilvavanam. Amirthakadeshwarar and abirami temple is very famous temple here, this temple just few meter away from Chennai to Nagapattinam ECR - National Highway Road

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About the thirukadaiyur Temple

  • karmakandi priests who are doing poojas from last 8 generations at thirukadaiyur temple.
  • All 60th 70th 80th marriages and poojas rituals are scheduled during right Muhurta (auspicious time) based on your birth details.
  • All poojas & homam are done through proper vedic mantras, maintaining 100% count of the chanting.
  • This is ancient big temple in thirukadaiyur. It is the place where Lord Shiva protected Markandeya from Yama. This thirukkadaiyur temple give longevity of happy life to devotees.

Ambal and shiva abishegam timings:-

06:00, 08:30, 12:30,and evening 05:30

​  Thirukadaiyur​ Travel Guide

Temple Location

Nearest junction:-

      • Mayiladuthurai - mayiladuthurai to thirukadaiyur travel take 40 minutes
      • Chidambaram - chidambaram to thirukadaiyur travel take 1.15 hours
      • Karaikal - Karaikal to thirukadaiyur travel take 30 minutes

Nearest bus stand

    Thirukadaiyur have National Highway bus stand, so all buses stop here - many direct buses available

Bus frequency

From Mayiladuthurai - 20 minutes once [ first bus morning 04:30 and last bus 11:00 Pm ]

From Chidambaram - 10 minutes once [ECR]

From Karaikal - 10 minutes once [ECR]

From Puducherry - 1 hrs once

From Chennai - 1.30 hrs once [ECR]

Temple Address:-

Amirthakadeswarar Abirami Temple
Sannathi street
Thirukadaiyur
Mayiladuthurai District - 609311

Why this temple so famous

  • This is 1000+ year old temple build by chola kings and this temple owned by dharmapuram adheenam.

  • The eight ashta veerattanams temple built for shiva totally eight places and this temple is 8th place (Lord yama was killed)

  • This thirukadaiyur temple Lord shiva killed Yama for saving Maarkandeya life and shiva bestowed upon him the boon that he would remain sixteen forever.

  • This Amritaghateswarar-Abirami Temple also called as thirukkadaiyur temple 


Thirukadaiyur temple shiva and kalasamkaramurthy

This place located in Tharangambadi taluk and it's near Chidambaram Natarajar temple it'll take 1hr travel from chidambaram to thirukadaiyur. thirukadaiyur is more specialized for Kalasamkaramurthy this temple will give Long Life. this temple famous for ayush homam and shastiapthapoorthy, bheemaradhashanthi and sadhabishegam.


Historical Importance of Kalasamkaramurthy

kalasamkaramurthy has his own shrine in Thirukadaiyur. It is purely a saivatic temple. This shrine situated sannathi street of Thirukadaiyur in a small village known as Vilvavanam. why here kalasamkaramurthy is special. Acutely Here markandeya parents prayed with devotion and dedication and performed a special pooja to Lord Siva, for getting a male child and the Lord offered the same. In this temple worshiped Lord Siva and performed special Poojas in order to attain immortality. Lord Shiva bestowed him immortality with ever sixteen ages. (It is aptly said that legend has it that Lord Siva prevailed over Yaksha known as Yama, the God of death, to save Markandeyar’s life and bestowed him immortality with ever sixteen ages). In this thirukadaiyur temple he sits in alter opposite to the Lord Shiva (as a Moolavar) and blesses the devotees a long prosperous life. Thus the shrine has its own importance. It is noted that Markandeyar, becomes a truthful votary of Lord Shiva.

Those who have come with , wish to get the blessing of Lord Amirthakadeshwarar and Lordess Abhirami for their prosperous life at

 Thirukadaiyur must also visit this Markandeyar's Temple for a full prosperous life and for the welfare of their family.


About Markandeya temple

Here every year the priests perform an important Pooja during (Meena masam) in the last month of the Tamil year in Panguni on Ashuvathi Star day, it is stated that Lord Siva has brought a pot full of holy Ganga water to his truthful votary Sri.Markandaya to purify him. He attains chastity and purity on that day onwards. The visitors who want to perform Poojas to the deities they should also perform special Homams such as Thirukkalyanam to the deities and will get the blessings from the deities. It is also believed those who perform this Thirukkalyanam to the deities for the sake of their unmarried daughter, she will get married sooner.

There is also a special Pooja performed here called Panchakshara Homam. It is meant for the welfare of the family. Those who perform Shanka Abhishekam to the deities would get a disease free life.

Nearest place to visit

  • - Poompuhar Beach (historical place) - 30 minutes travel
  • - Danish Fort (open 10:00 Am - close 05:45 pm) -Friday closed - 10 minutes travel
  • - Sri Thri Nethra Dhasapuja Veera Anjaneyar temple - 5 minutes travel
  • - Arulmigu Swetharanyeswarar Temple - 30 minutes travel 
  • - Pichavaram mangrove forest - 1.30 hrs travel
  • - pazhaiyar beach - 1.30 hrs travel
  • - Arulmigu Brahmapureeswarar Temple - 40 minutes travel
  • - Nithyakalyana Perumal Temple, Karaikal - 40 minutes
  • - karaikal ammaiyar temple - 40 minutes 
  • - Sri bhadrakali temple ambagarathur - 1 hr travel
  • - Thillai Nataraja Temple, Chidambaram - 1.30 hrs travel