Tirukkadaiyur Amritaghateswarar temple is situated in the small town of Tirukkadaiyur,
which is a Railway Station on the Mayavaram Tranquebar branch of the Southern Railway. It
is about 188 miles from Madras Egmore. It is a very holy place of pilgrimage in the South,
which must be visited by a pilgrim during his lifetime.
All men are subject to death. Lord Siva punished Yama Dharmaraja, who is the custodian of
the life-chart of each man, at this place for his indiscreet action. It is believed that
whoever visits this temple may get rid of the torments of Yama Dharmaraja, which
invariably await everybody after death.