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Thirukkadigai is located near Arakonam
in the Chennai - Bangalore route. There is a temple for the Moolavar
at the top of a hill and a temple for the utsavar at the foot of the hill.
There is an Anjaneyar temple on a smaller hill.
The Moolavar on top of the hill (500
ft) is Yoga Narasimhar (Akkaarakani) seen in seated posture facing east.
Thaayaar - Amruthavalli.
Theertham - Amrutha Theertham, Thakkan
There is a belief that if you stay
on this hill for just half an hour (1 kadigai), you will attain moksham
& hence the Thirukkadigai. It is also believed that Vishwamitra
maharishi worshipped the Lord here for 1 kadigai & attained the Brahmarishi
status. There is a sannadhi for Varadaraja Perumal with Garudan on
the banks of the tank on the way to the top. There
is a popular belief that worhsip at this sthalam will rid devotees of diseases
and mental disroders.
The utsavar at the foot of the hill
is Bakthavatsala Perumal (Thakkan). There is a sannadhi for Adikesava
Perumal behind the utsavar. There are also sanndahis for Andal, Erumbiyappa,
The Anjaneyar on the smaller hill
is Yoga Anjaneyar with Changu & Chakram (four arms).
Thirumangaialwar - 1731,
1736, 2673 (73)
Peyalwar - 2342.
Total of 4 Paasurams