Thiru Chaikadu temple  

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  1. Melayoor / Thiruchaikadu:

    The place is also known as Chayavanam. This temple is one of 275 Siva Devara Sthalam.
    The place is about 3 kms to Thiruvenkadu, and 15 kms SE, of Seergazhi Town.

    Main Deity is Swayambu Lingam known as Arul Migu Chayavaneswarar facing east and his consort Sri Kuilinum nunmozhi Ammai, facing South. Cauvery and Iravadam are teertham of the temple.

    Chai means korai in Tamil. The place was full of these type of grass, and hence the name Chayavanam / Chaikadu. This is one among, six places considered equal to Kasi.

    As we go around the temple we see a mandapam, resembling a chariot, with chakra and horses attached to the main temple. The Vimanam of the mandapam is Indra Vimanam. Inside the sanctum in the maha mandapam we see Lord Murugan with Vel. Archakar of the temple said, the idol of Lord Murugan was found in the sea.

    Purana: Indra’s mother worshipped Lord Siva of this place daily. Indra tried to take the Swayambu Lingam to his place Indralokam, by doing so his eye sight started diminishing. Eyarpagai Nayanar was blessed  by (Prathyaksham) Lord Siva here.

    Indra as Iravadam worshipped Lord Siva, here. Upamanyu muni worshipped Lord Siva.
    The Iravada teertham is seen in front of the temple.

    Sambandhar and appar sang hymns on Lord Siva of this place.

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