This is the 18th sthalam on the northern side of river Cauvery. Thiruganasambandar has sung hymns in praise of God Shiva of this temple. Adhi Murthy of the temple God Kiluvai Nathar is under Kiluvai tree in the prakara. There is also a Nandhi before Him. God Subramania with His consorts Valli and Deivanai is in a shrine in the prakara. Sri Vinayaka of the temple is worshiped as God Kadaimudi Vinayaka. The temple is facing west. Cauvery flows westward. As God Shiva protects the world even during the Maha Pralaya time-the uprising of the rivers and oceans destroying the world, He is praised as Kadai Mudi Nathar – God rescuing beings even on the ending day, according to sthala puranas. Shiva Linga has 16 stripes known as Shotasa Linga. Wealth is classified under 16 heads, hence it is believed that those worshipping Kadaimudi Nathar will achieve all the wealth. The Navagrahas in the prakara are on a hexagonal avudayar seat facing right side. The planets are not in a regular line. They are looking front and back to each other. God Dakshinamurthy has a ring only in one ear. The other is plain. God Bhairava too has a ring only in one ear.
Mother Abhirami is all merciful. Her shrine is facing south with an entrance. Woman awaiting marriage use to tie Mangalstra to Her for early wedding. When marriage proposals conclude happily, they take back the mangalsutra, tie it on their neck, worship Her and leave it then again with Mother. Their belief is that doing so would ensure the longevity of their mangalsutras till the end of their life
"Adhi Murthy of the temple Lord Kiluvai Nathar is under Kiluvai tree in the prakara. There is likewise a Nandhi before Him. Master Subramania with His consorts Vaiili and Deivanai is in a temple in the prakara. Sri Vinayaka of the temple is The temple is confronting west. Cauvery streams westbound. As Lord Shiva secures the world notwithstanding amid the Maha Pralaya time-the waterways' uprising and seas pulverizing the world, He is lauded as Kadai Mudi Nathar – Lord safeguarding creatures even on the closure day, as per sthala puranas. Shiva Linga has 16 stripes known as Shotasa Linga. Riches is arranged under 16 heads, consequently it is trusted that those venerating Kadaimudi Nathar will accomplish all the riches.
The Navagrahas in the prakara are on a hexagonal avudayar seat confronting right side. The planets are not in a normal line. They are looking front and back to one another. Ruler Dakshinamurthy has a ring just in one ear. The other is plain. Master Bhairava too has a ring just in one ear.
Mother Abhirami is all tolerant. Her place of worship is confronting south with a passageway. Lady anticipating marriage utilization to attach Mangalstra to Her for ahead of schedule wedding. At the point when engagement propositions finish up cheerfully, they take back the mangalsutra, tie it on their neck, love Her and abandon it on the other hand with Mother. Their conviction is that doing as such would guarantee the life span of their mangalsutras till the end of their life.
About The Temple
The presiding deity Kadaimudinathar (Anthisamrakshaneeswarar) is housed in a west facing shrine. The Ambal shrine dedicated to Abhiramavalli is a west facing one. There are also shrines to Nataraja, Bhairavar and the Tevaram trinity. Inscriptions in this West facing temple from Vikrama Chola's period allude to the god here as Tiruchchadaimudi found close to the temple recommend this stone structure was raised amid the times of Aditya Chola now protected in the Chennai Government Museum.
Maha Shivrathri in February-March; Tirukarthikai in November-December and Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November are the festivals celebrated in the temple.
Legend has it that Brahma worshipped God Shiva here. The looping of the river Kaveri, in an almost westward flow is considered to be of significance here. Four worship services are offered each day, Arudra Darisanam and Kartikai Deepam are also celebrated here.
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Sri Kadaimudi Nathar temple,
Shivan Koil Street, Keelayur-609 304,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Calm down and cultivate soft trait for short tempered
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.