This is a Shivastalam in the vicinity of Madurantakam near Chingleput. Shiva here is also
referred to as Aaksheeswarar This is the 29th of the 32 Tevara Stalams
in the Tondai region of South India.
Legends: This temple is associated with
the legend of Tripurasamhaaram (related to that at Tiruvatikai
Veerattaanam). Legend here has it that the axle on Shiva's charriot as he headed to
destroy the Tripurams broke here, reminding him of Ganesha whom he had not meditated upon
prior to his setting out on his mission. A Pandya ruler's axle is also said to have broken
here as he was bringing soil from the Ganges to dam a local river. Hence Achu Iru Paakkam mr;rpWg;ghf;fk;;;; .
History: This temple in Tondai Naadu, received endowments from the
Imperial Cholas, as seen from the inscriptions from the period of Raja Raja Chola II.
Festivals: The annual Bhrammotsavam is celebrated in the month of
Chittirai, where the Tirukkalyanam is performed on the 5th day.