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Ambar Maakalam (அம்பர் மகலம்)

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Ambar Maakalam (அம்பர் மகலம்)
Primary Deity: Kalakandeswara (கலகன்டெஸ்வர)
Consorts: Bayakshaya Nayaki (பயக்ஷய னயகி)

Travel base, Address references
Located at: Ambar Maakalam
Near: Tiruvarur
Travelbase: Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

– 1 KMs East (Approx.) from Ambar

Legends and Notes
– Legend has it that the demons Amban and Ambaran were vanquished by Kaali here. Kaali took the form of an enchantress, accompanied by Vishnu in the guise of an old man and through chicanery caused Amban to kill Ambaran, and then devoured Amban herself. To rid herself of the sin of having killed, she prayed to Shiva here, hence the name Ambar Maakalam

– Shiva (Tyagaraja of Tiruvarur) is said to have appeared as a Chandala in a yagnam conducted by Somaasi Maaranaar.

Other Information
This temple is considered to be Siva Sthalam

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