|Description: This Shivastalam is
located in the vicinity of Chennai, near Singaperumaal Koyil near
Chingleput. This is the 26th of the 32 Tevara Stalams in the Tondai
region of South India.
In his Koorma Avataram Vishnu is said to have worshipped Shiva, seeking the celestial
nectar Amritam - hence the name Amrita Tyagar. The name Kachur comes from the Kachaba
(tortoise) form with which Vishnu worshipped Shiva. The image above is that of a panel at
the Kachabeswarar Temple at Kanchipuram where a
similar legend prevails. Shiva is said to have collected alms and offered a feast to
Sundarar here, and hence the name Virunditta Eesar. The Ashwini twins are said to have
worshipped Shiva to receive the knowledge of medicinal herbs, hence the name
The Temple: There are 2 temples here , a Tyagaraja shrine, which is
not one of the Saptavitanka shrines. This shrine
is also known as Kachur Aalakkovil for the Aalamara stalavruksham .There is also a a
Marundeesar temple atop a hill here. The shrine on top of the hill (Oushadamalai) is known
as Aalakkovil while the one at the bottom is Taazhakkovil.
Festivals: Bhrammotsavam in the month of Chittirai, and Arudra
Darisanam in the month of Markazhi are the important festivals celebrated here. The dance
of Shiva is enacted during these festivals. ..