The Arulmigu Vadukanathaswamy Temple is located in Kundadam and is dedicated to God Vadukanathaswamy. This region was earlier called the Hindu forest where Saint Vidangar was praying to God Kasi Viswanathar. The God sent Vaduga Bairavar to safeguard the saint. It is said to that there is a sand pillar depicting the saint and Vaduga Bairavar. Another story associated with the temple involves Vaaniga Chettiars who were trading pepper with the Pandyas and the Cheras. When the trader crossed the Hindu forest, Vaduga Bairavar turned into an old brahmin and requested the trader to give him pepper for his cough. The unwilling trader told the Brahmin that he was carrying green gram. When the trader reached the market, the pepper turned into green gram. The king declared penalty for the trader. At that moment, God Vaduganathar said that He had changed the pepper. The king asked the God to cure his children of speech impairment and disability if that was true. The God asked the king to go to the Hindu forest and pray to the sand pillar. The king did so and established a temple there for Bairavar, Vidangeswarar, Goddess Visalakshi and Somaskandar. The trader also contributed his wealth to the God. When he entered the temple, he wasn't able to return, only his voice was heard from within the temple. It was said that he had attained moksha.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To be cured of disabilities and physical challenges
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.
6 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day.