Saturday, October 16, 2021

Karkadeswarar Temple, Tirundudevankudi

Location of the templeTirundudevankudi, 2 Kms from Tiruvisainallur
Lord Shiva known asKarkadeswarar, Devadevesar
Female deity known asArumarundunayagi, Aravindanayagi
How to reach This temple is nowadays known as Nandaangkovil. The temple is situated surrounded by paddy fields and is located 2 Kms from another Paadal Petra Sthalam Tiruviyalur (Tiruvisainallur). Town bus services to Nandaangkovil is available from Kumbakonam.
Temple addressArulmighu Karkadeswarar Temple
Tiruvisalur Post
Veppattur S.O.
Kumbakonam Taluk
Thanjavur District
PIN 612105

According to the legend, a crab is said to have worshipped god Shiva here and a scene of a crab offering worship to shiva is depicted in one of the stone pillars inside the temple. It is believed that the image of a golden crab can be seen on the Sivalingam after performing some rituals.

This temple is in a dilapidated state. The original temple was built with brick and mortar which was later converted into a stone temple. There are 2 shrines for the female deity, one for Arumarundunayagi and the other one for Aravindanayagi. Inscription from the Chola period are found in this temple and the temple seems to have lost its importance after the Chola rule.

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