well known legend of Markandeya becoming Chiranjeevi with the timely
and abundant grace of Lord Siva took its origin here in Tirucadavoor.
The sacred linga from which Maheswar emerged to save Markandeya from
the yamapasa is popularly known as Amritakanteswarar. It is a well
built temple which is luring ardent Siva bhaktas, particularly those
who have completed their sixty years of earthly existence to
celebrate their Sashtabhadhipurti ceremony with special prayer
services to Siva to be blessed with carefree life thence forward.
Lord is very powerful and confers boons liberally on pious bhaktas.
Hence heavy rush. It is one of the 27 Sivan Tirukkovils maintained
by Dharmapuram Adhinam. Mother Abhirami, the local name for Parvathi
is infinitely merciful and rains boons on her devotees always. The
story of Abhirami Bhatter for whom she created the illusion of the
full moon on the new moon day can be singled out
for this purpose. The Priest sang extempore the glory of the MOTHER
in melodious lyrics. The ecstatic outbursts go by the name of
is a big temple housing all the worshipful Saivate gods in grand
niches. The temple Pushkarini is called Amritha Pushkarini and is
lying within the prakara, and a bath in it purges of sins
particularly on Fridays and Chaitra - Pournami. Illustrious Saiva
Nayanars like Kungulai kalaya and Kari were born and dwelt here and
heightened the glory of this holy kshetra. by their ministrations
is 1 km off Mayuvaram Railway Station and accessible by town bus.