This Shrine is located at a distance of 11 km from Aaduturai
near Kumbhakonam. This temple is said to have
been located on the banks of the Manniyaru before it changed its course. Several natural
springs are seen in the temple during the monsoon months. It is
considered to be the 40th in the series of the Tevara Stalams located
in Chola Nadu north of the river Kaveri.
it that Chandikeswarar created a Shivalingam of earth and offered worship here, and
there are two shrines to him here, one under the Stala Vruksham and the other in the
sanctum. This temple is associated with the familiar legend of a cow offering milk on its
own accord to a Swayambu lingam. The name Aappaadi arises from the fact that
Chandikeswarar was grazing a herd of cows here.
Festivals: Three worship services are offered each day here. Navaratri
is calebrated annually.