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Kodikkarai (கொடிக்கரி or குழகர் கொயில்)

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Kodikkarai (கொடிக்கரி or குழகர் கொயில்)
Also known as Kuzhagar Koyil

Primary Deity: Amrita Ghateswara (அம்ரிட க்ஹடெஸ்வர)
Consorts: Maiyar Thadankanni (மியர் தடன்கன்னி)

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

– 10 KMs (Exactly) from Vedaranyam

Legends and Notes
– This Shivastalam is a seaside shrine associated again with the legend of the churning of the milky ocean

– Legend has it that the celestial nectar from the Millky Ocean, carried by Vayu, fell at this spot and assumed the form of a Shivalingam, hence Amritaghateswara and Amrita Theertham the tank

– Rama is said to have sighted Sri Lanka from here, and what is believed to be his footprint is preserved nearby. It is believed that Rama attempted to build a bridge to Sri Lanka from here, and was directed by Shiva to proceed to Rameswaram. It is considered sacred to bathe in the sea here during the Uttarayana and Dakshinayana transition. Local belief has it that this shrine is inhabited by Siddhas.

Other Information
This temple is considered to be Siva Sthalam

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