The Aiyanarswami Temple is located in Kochadai and is dedicated to God Aiyanarswami. The antiquity of the temple and its tamarind tree date back over 2, 000 years. This is an ancient temple belonging to the Pandia period. There 21 deities in the temple that include Aiyanar with a bow, Muthiahswami, Karuppuswami, Agni Veerabadrar, Karuppayi Amman, Sangilikaruppu, Kaluvadikaruppu to name a few. Karuppuswami and Muthiah shrines are at the right and Nagappaswami on the left of Aiyanar. There are statues dedicated to the three Tamil kings, Chera, Chola and Pandya and idols for Saptha Kannis. The devotee is greeted with Villayudham Udaya Aiyanar (Aiyanar with a bow) on a horse and Muthia with the pancha bhoothas. Seated next is the white elephant gifted to Aiyanar by Indira. Aiyanar graces the sanctum sanctorum with his consorts Pooranai and Pushkala. Shenbagavalli Aiyanar with Pooranai and Pushkalai discovered in the Shenbaga garden of king Shenbaga Pandian also graces near the sanctum. The white elephant and the horse are his vahans vehicles.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To safe guard against naga dosham
- Obstacles in getting married
- Childless couple for Child boon
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.
Morning: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Evening: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.