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145. Tirutalaichankaadu


Location: Tirutalaichankaadu near Poompuhaar, Aakkoor
(Chola Naadu-South of Kaveri)
Shiva: Sangu Nayakar, Shankarunatheswarar
Ambal: Soundara Nayaki
Theertham: Kaveri
Travel Base: Chidambaram
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Description: This town is also known as Shankharanyam and is located 2 km South West of Tiruvalampuram (Perumpallam) on the route between Sirkazhi and Poompuhaar, near Tiruvenkadu near the Aakkoor Railway Station. Tiruttalaichankaadu is considered to be the 45th in the series of Tevara Stalams in the Chola kingdom located south of the river Kaveri. 

Legend has it that Vishnu worshipped Shiva here to acquire the greatest of all Shankhs (Conch) Panchajanyam. (Talai Changu). Interestingly, the legend that is associated with the temple here is the same as that at Tiruvalampuram.Also in Talaichankaadu is the Vaishnava Divya Desam Talaichanga Naanmadiyam, where a priceless conch adorns the image of Vishnu.

The Temple: This is a maadakkoyil built at an elevation and the tank is across from the temple.This temple occupies an area of about 2 acres. Chitra Pournami is celebrated here.

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