Thirukadaiyur is a place in India state of Tamil Nadu located at the longitude of 79.806662 and the latitude of 11.07482.
Thirukadaiyur is a temple in Tamil Nadu, India. It is the place where Lord Shiva protected Markandeya from Yama (Lord of Death) when he was about to take the boy's life. Hence, this temple is supposed to give longevity of life to devotees. A function called Sashtiaptha poorthi is often celebrated for couples,particularly at the temple premises, when the husband reaches 60 or Sadhabishegam when he reaches 80, which is believed to give them a long life.
In line with the grand temple architecture of the Cholas, the Temple occupies a very vast area of 11 acres, with five Prakarams, imposing temple towers and large and spacious Mandapams. Though the details of the king who consecrated the temple could not be ascertained, it is seen from the inscriptions in the temple that it has been in existence during the period of Raja Raja Cholan, that is, from the early 11th century. alangudi
Thirukadaiyur temple photos Writen by : sivaNadimai , Date :Wednesday - 24 November 2010 Report / Delete
Sombody called the thirukadaiyur as tirukadaiyur Writen by : Nithya , Date :Friday - 26 November 2010 Report / Delete
Markandeya is an ancient rishi (sage) from the Hindu tradition, born in the clan of Brigu Rishi. He is celebrated as a devotee of both Shiva and Vishnu and is mentioned in a number of stories from the Puranas. The Markandeya Purana especially, comprises a dialogue between Markandeya and a sage called Jaimini and a number of chapters in the Bhagavata Purana are dedicated to his conversations and prayers. He is also mentioned in the Mahabharata. Markandeya is venerated within all mainstream Hindu traditions.
Today, Markendeya Tirtha, where the sage Markandeya wrote the Markandeya Purana is situated on a trekking route to the Yamunotri Shrine in the Uttarkashi district, Uttarakhand.
* 1 Rescued by Shiva
o 1.1 Eternal life
* 2 Bhagavata Purana
* 3 Markandeya Purana
* 4 Films on Markandeya
* 5 See also
* 6 References
* 7 External links
Rescued by Shiva
Shiva protects Markendeya from Yama
One legend relates the story of how Shiva protected Markandeya from the clutches of death. (Yama)
Mrikandu rishi and his wife Marudmati worshipped Shiva and sought from him the boon of begetting a son. As a result he was given the choice of either a gifted son, but with a short life on earth or a child of low intelligence but with a long life. Mrikandu rishi chose the former, and was blessed with Markandeya, an exemplary son, destined to die at the age of 16.
Markandeya grew up to be a great devotee of Shiva and on the day of his destined death he continued his worship of Shiva in his form of Shivalingam. The messengers of Yama, the god of death were unable to take away his life because of his great devotion and continual worship of Shiva. Yama then came himself in person to take Markandeya's life away and sprung his noose around the young sage's neck. By accident of fate the noose mistakenly landed around the Shivalingam, and out of it, Shiva emerged in all his fury attacking Yama for his act of aggression. After defeating Yama in battle to the point of death, Shiva then revived him, under the condition that the devout youth would live forever. For this act, Shiva was thereafter known also as Kaalakalaya, meaning 'one who brought death, to death himself'.
Thus Maha Mrityunjaya Stotra is also attributed to Markandeya,  and this legend of Shiva conquering death is inscribed in metal and worshiped at Tirukkadavur in Tamilnadu, India. A similar account is also given in Narasimha Purana, although in that version Markandeya is rescued by Vishnu after he recites the Mrityunjaya Stotra.
Another story which deals with Markandeya's long life gives an account of how he lived past the death of the previous world and watched it end.
Writen by : sivaNadimai , Date :Saturday - 11 September 2010 Report / Delete
which day kaalasamhara murthy gives moksha(fought with yama) to markendeya? which nakshtra and which month Writen by : rajasekhar , Date :Tuesday - 12 July 2011 Report / Delete
Thirukadaiyur located south of kavery river and west shore of bay of bengal. Writen by : sen , Date :Sunday - 12 August 2012 Report / Delete
i am srinivas From Hospet,KArnataka state we r padmashali's please provide me complecet informeation about temple and Writen by : srinivas.M , Date :Saturday - 03 March 2012 Report / Delete
Pooja details :
60th Birthday falls on 14-12-2012, we want all the necessary things to follow.lease provide. Writen by : P.V.V.S.S.Murty , Date :Thursday - 08 November 2012 Report / Delete
To know the Sashtiyaptha Homam in details, propose to visit Thirukkaiyur for a day. Hence, I need a decent single room accommodation probably on 2nd Oct 2010 (one day only) with min. cost. Writen by : parthasarathy , Date :Wednesday - 29 September 2010 Report / Delete
WE WANT DETAIL ABOUT SASHTIAPDHAPURTHI PROGRAM PLEASE GIVE CONTACT NUMBER Writen by : CHANDRU , Date :Saturday - 28 August 2010 Report / Delete
Answer for Ramanathan: Please make a call to Thirukadaiyur devasthanam; they will guide you in detail.
Now a days lot of hotels paying geust and lodges are available based on your economy; so on the fly you can select any one hotel which is near to temple
Writen by : Admin , Date :Thursday - 03 June 2010 Report / Delete
I have seen moogambigai hotel sathabisegam etc pls find holyindia.org for details
Writen by : Admin , Date :Friday - 19 March 2010 Report / Delete
Person is completing 80 years on 28/04/2010. What pooja to do and the rates. Want a good seating place. List of items to buy and bring. When do we have to come there and do we have to stay overnight. Which hotel is good?
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Writen by : sucharitha , Date :Sunday - 21 February 2010 Report / Delete
We expect that thirukadaiyur temple will soon start a website for the devotees feasilsity as well as temple management Writen by : ShivaNadimai , Date :Sunday - 10 October 2010 Report / Delete
Contact Details :
CONTACT PLEASE Writen by : T.SHRATH KUMAR , Date :Sunday - 29 April 2012 Report / Delete
we want details about the shastiyartha poojai and whom we need to contact. Please send the contact details immediately. Writen by : S.Shanmugam , Date :Monday - 30 May 2011 Report / Delete
we want the detail about the sashtiapdhapurthi program . So we need the contact number of thirukadaiyur Writen by : ramya , Date :Monday - 14 June 2010 Report / Delete
Answer for vijaya: Already address has been provided at http://holyindia.org/thirukadaiyur/thirukadaiyur_temple_address.jsp Writen by : Admin , Date :Tuesday - 11 May 2010 Report / Delete
> Want to know the full postal address of thirukadaiyur temple.
> NAME :vijaya
> COUNTRY :India, Coimbatore
> IP :126.96.36.199 Writen by : vijaya , Date :Tuesday - 11 May 2010 Report / Delete
Already we gave the phone number in this page itself please find that Writen by : Admin HolyIndia.org , Date :Friday - 19 March 2010 Report / Delete
send abirami temple contact details for doing 60th birthday pooja for my father Writen by : vigneh , Date :Friday - 12 March 2010 Report / Delete
send the abirami temple contact numbers for doing pooja for 60th birthday for my father. Writen by : vigneh , Date :Friday - 12 March 2010 Report / Delete
Chennai.85 mobile 9840228935 Writen by : MUTHURAAMAN , Date :Saturday - 16 January 2010 Report / Delete
Need FULL STYLE of address of MUKGAMBAI LODGE, thirukadayur Writen by : SATHISH , Date :Thursday - 23 June 2011 Report / Delete
Pl. Suggest the types of accomadation available in thirukadaiyoor. Writen by : paranthaman , Date :Friday - 02 July 2010 Report / Delete
Now a days lot of hotels available in thirukadaiyur. Bus before 15 years only few ashram was there. p I have seen Hotel Mugambigai, Hotel Sathabishegam and One pichakatalai ashram from outside. You can enquire the price and more details from concern hotels Writen by : SivaNadimai , Date :Friday - 09 April 2010 Report / Delete
which hotel to stay Writen by : m s murthi , Date :Wednesday - 24 March 2010 Report / Delete
We are 5 reaching tirukadaiyur on 16 th feb and leaving on 17th afternoon.
Kidly advise best hotel to stay for the night and procedure to book the accomodation.
An early reply will be highly appreciated . Writen by : major (retd) a giri , Date :Thursday - 11 February 2010 Report / Delete
my father 60th birthday falls on 11th august,we have planned to celebrate to Celebrate Shastiapthapoorthi at Thirukadaiyurat ,i want to know the procedures,list of things to be brought for making the pooja and details of accomdation(stay at overnight) including rents and expenses for performing the pooja.kindly confirm whether to register the couples name early. Writen by : ramanathan , Date :Thursday - 03 June 2010 Report / Delete
Answer for anbar A.Ramaswamy: Please contact the temple management(Dharmapuram athinam thirukadaiyur) for booking and details. We (Holyindia.org) is just providing information. After completing your poja write your experience in our webportal holyindia.org
Writen by : Admin , Date :Thursday - 15 April 2010 Report / Delete
I A.Ramaswamy of Coimbatore Born on 15.11.1951 Wish to perform 60 th birth day. What pooja i heve to do. My birth star is ROKINI 4 patham. Please inform me. Writen by : A.RAMASWAMY , Date :Wednesday - 14 April 2010 Report / Delete
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