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ACHCHARAPAKKAM - SIVAN TIRUKKOVIL

The Sthalapurana of this little village housing a mighty ancient Siva temple is quite fascinating and publishes to the world that even the highest god also has to reap the consequences of lapses and commissions, regardless of their origin - rising out of forgetfulness or over confidence, or willful indifference. According to legend, Lord Siva when armed Himself with the services of Brahma, who transformed Himself into a chariot; Vishnu, a formidable weapon and other mighty gods as necessary aids in His preparation for the destruction of Tripura, He forgot to solicit the help of Vinayaka, His own son, but the remover of obstacles in any enterprise taken up by any, at any time. So Vinayaka maneuvered to stop the progress of chariot by breaking its axle. The chariot stopped and so Siva's head drooped. When pondered over the incident, His lapse of not invoking the aid' and blessings of Vinayaka flashed across His mind. Forthwith, He propitiated Vinayaka, who whole-heartedly lent his support and the desired samhara of Tripura was accomplished. The axle broke down at this village and it was aptly called Achcharapakkam - the Tamil word means thereby, the place where Achchur i.e. axle was broken. Later a very big Siva temple was built to perpetuate this great episode. The Moolavar is called Paakapureeswarar and Mother Sundaranayaki. It has two garbha grihas. Lord Krishna and Maharshi Goutama adored this Lord. The linga was installed by a Pandyan king.

It lies on the National Highway between Tindivanam and Madhurantakam and 3 km off Melmaruvathur, commanding bus and train facilities.

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