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Sri Kaichinneswarar temple



Moolavar : Kaichina Nathar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Palvalai Nayaki
Thala Virutcham : Kongu Ilavam
Theertham : Indira Theertham
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Kaichinam
City : Kachanam
District : Tiruvarur
State : Tamil Nadu

Singers:

   The temple is praised in the Thevaram hymns of Saint Tirugnana Sambandar.? This is the 122nd Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns.


Festival:

   Tirukarthikai in November-December and Maha Shivrathri in February-March are celebrated in the temple.


Temple's Speciality:

   Lord Shiva in the temple is a swayambumurthy. This is one of the few Shiva temples with Perumal also. Lord Srinivasa Perumal graces the devotees in the temple.


Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


Address:

   Sri Kaichinneswarar Temple, (Tirukaichinnam), Kachanam ? 610 201. Tiruvarur district.


Phone:

   91 94865 33293


General Information:

   There are shrines for Mothers Durga, Saraswathi and Jeshtadevi and a shrine for Mother Mahalakshmi.


Prayers:

   If a devotee sincerely prays seeking pardon for the wrongs he/she had committed, it is responded by the Lord gracefully, believe the devotees.


Thanks giving:

   Devotees contribute to the best of their ability for the renovation of the temple.


Greatness Of Temple:

   With a view to emphasize the fact that every one should productively use his/her efficiency and education, Mother Saraswathi the Goddess of Wisdom, Mother Durga the Goddess of efficient action are installed in the prakara of the temple followed by Jeshtadevi the symbol of laziness and indifference reminding the devotees to avoid these qualities and firmly stand with the former.


Temple History:

   Indira the king of the Devas came near the hermitage of Sage Gautama living with his wife Aakalika.??With an evil design in his mind, he took the form of a cock and cried indicating dawn.??Sage Gautama, as usual left the hermitage for the river to follow his morning duties.??Indira again took the form of Gautama and spent the time with Akalika who believed that she was her husband sage.??Gautama felt something fishy with his wisdom and returned to the ashram.
Indira knew that it was not possible to perform abishek to sand Linga as it would dissolve in abishek water. He had to suffer long as Lord Shiva was not willing to pardon his dirty crime. He turned his worship towards Mother Ambica. Finally, he embraced the Linga and cried aloud that he would never misbehave with women. His finger prints set on the Linga. As he sincerely prayed, Lord granted pardon. As Indira?s finger prints (Kai chinnam-rekhas) were set on the Lord, He is named Kai Chinneswarar gracing the devotees in this temple with Mother Palvalai Nayaki.


Special Features:

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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