Come to Thirukkadaiyur and have a second wedding ceremony to make the rest of life blessed and to have long life. One can see many couples with over age of 60 adorned in beautiful wedding dresses take out procession after having the wedding ceremony in Goddess Abhirami Shrine. This is a usual amazing scene in the serene village of Thirukkadaiyur. Many of the processions include the sons, daughters, grand children and relatives of the couples. The second marriage at this temple is believed to be very auspicious.

Thirukkadaiyur, a renowned temple town in the Nagapattinam district on the east coast of Tamil Nadu. The ruins of the 11th century original temple known as Thirumeignanam (erstwhile Thirukkadaiyur Mayanam) are seen at the coast. The present temple with same architectural plan of the original temple was built at a later period and the temple is thronged by the devotees praying for long lifespan.

The prime deity worshipped in this holy place is Lord Shiva. The Amritaghateswarar and Abirami Temple in this hamlet of Thirukkadaiyur are associated with the mythical stories of Markandeya and Abirami Battar. This holy place is believed to be the place where Lord Shiva rescued and saved the Markendeya, the son of an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva, from the Yama (the God of death). Local devotees believe that Markandeya worshipped Amritaghateswarar, a form of Lord Shiva, in Thirukkadaiyur.


By Air: Nearest airport to Thirukkadaiyur is at Trichi. Domestic flights operate from this airport. Nearest major airport to Thirukkadaiyur is Chennai International Airport located at about 300 km distance.

By Rail: Mayiladuthurai railhead is the nearest railway station to Thirukkadaiyur, at a distance of about 21 km.

By Road: Thirukkadaiyur is directly connected to all neighboring cities through Tamil Nadu State Road Transport Buses. Frequent buses are available from Madras, Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam and Mayavaram.

STD Code
Summer 23-37°C, Winter 17-28°C
Best time to visit
Oct - Mar