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Sri Chidambareswarar temple
 
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Moolavar: Chidambareswarar
  Urchavar:
  Amman / Thayar: Sivakami
  Thala Virutcham: vilvam
  Theertham: Punniya theertham
  Agamam / Pooja :
  Old year: 500-1000 years old
  Historical Name:
  City: Manakudi
  District: Nagapattinam
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
   
     
 Festival:
     
  The temple observes regular prodosha pujas (13th day of both new moon and full moon fortnights), Annabishekam in Aipasi month – October-November and Maha Shivrathri in February-March.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  The history of the temple dates to Chola period.  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is open from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. 
   
Address:
   
  Sri Chidambareswarar Temple, Keezh Iruppu, Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam dist.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91 94433 51417 
    
 General Information:
     
 

 The 12th century temple built by Chola kings is in a dilapidated condition. Lord Chidambareswarar is now placed under a roofed shed.

 
     
 
Prayers
    
 

Traders pray to Lord and Mother for improvement and profit in their occupations and for solutions to various problems in life and business.

 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  Devotees perform abishek to Lord and Mother and offer Vastras. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
 

Renovation is underway in the temple.  Contributions are solicited from traders, well-to-do and the public to continue and complete the renovation and restore the glory of this ancient temple.

 
     
  Temple History:
     
 

In days of yore, there lived a trader here buying horses from Poompuhar and selling in this place.  At one stage, he relinquished his passion for money and began spending his life in the service of Lord Chidambareswara.  He stayed in the temple itself.  One rainy day some traders came to this place with pepper bags and had to stay in Keezhiruppu.  The local man asked them to give some pepper to prepare Prasad for Lord.  The traders had no mind to help preparing the Prasad and said they had brought only mustard and not pepper.  Next day, when they opened the bags, they found only mustard and not pepper.  They fell at the feet of the temple man and sought his pardon for their sin.  The temple man advised them to seek the pardon from Lord.  With the grace of Lord Chidambareswarar, their bags were full of pepper again.  The old horse trader began to be praised as Milagu (pepper) Chitthar.

 
     
Special Features:
     
  Miracle Based: This is a 12th century temple built by Cholas.
 
     
 
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