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Sri Kodi Kuzhagar temple

Moolavar : Amudha Kadeswarar,Kuzhakeswarar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Anjanakshi, Mai Thadanganni
Thala Virutcham : Kura tree
Theertham : Agni theertha (sea), Amudha Kinaru in the temple
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Kodikarai, Kodia Karai, Kodiakadu
City : Kodiakadu
District : Nagapattinam
State : Tamil Nadu


   Saint Tirugnana Sambandar and Sundarar had sung the glory of the Lord of the temple in their Thevaram hymns.


   10 day Vaikasi visagam in May-June and 6 day Sashti are the festivals celebrated for Lord Amirthakada Subramanya.

Temple's Speciality:

   Navagrahas the nine planets are on a straight line in this temple.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 9.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and fro 5.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.


   Sri Kodi Kuzhagar Koil-Amudha Kadeswarar Koil, Kodiakadu-614 821, Nagapattinam district.


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General Information:

   Lord Brahmma, Lord Ganapathi, Lingodhbava and Mother Durga bless the devotees from the goshta wall.


   People pray to Lord for wedding, child boon and for excellence in education.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform abishek to Lord and Mother and offer vastras.

Greatness Of Temple:

   While churning the milk ocean for the Nectar, the demons created a wild hurricane. God of Wind Vayu Bhagwan controlled the tempest. When the Nectar spilled, Lord Subramania (Muruga) held it in a Kalasa-vessel. He appears in this temple with the Nectar-Kalasa. People pray to him for longevity. Though a Lord Shiva temple, all prominence goes to Lord Muruga.
Saint Arunagiriar had sung the glory of Lord Muruga of this temple in his celebrated Tirupugazh hymns. This is a very ancient temple. Mother Maiyar Thadanganni appears all merciful. The one different feature of the temple is that the Navagrahas in the temple are on a straight line witnessing the wedding posture of Lord Shiva with Mother. Kodiakadu being a jungle area, there is a jungle custodian deity praised as Sookadu Kizhal.

Temple History:

   The sea route to Lanka is short from this place.??Sugriva planned to build a bridge from here to Lanka to help Rama to cross the sea.??But Lord Sri Rama disagreed with the proposal as Kodiakadu is behind Lanka and that would not be right or graceful to attack Ravana from behind and proceeded to Dhanushkodi being opposite to the front entrance of the island.??He worshipped Lord Shiva here before proceeding to Lanka.??Remembering this event, the foot prints of Rama is carved here.??Lord Shiva in the temple is also praised as Amirtha Kadeswarar.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based:?Navagrahas in the temple are on a straight line against the traditional pattern of being in a circular form facing different directions.?

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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