Abodes of lord Shiva

186. Arulmigu Palvalai Nayaki sameda Kaichineswarar Temple - Kaichinam

Moolavar   Kaichineswarar
Thayar   Palvalai Nayaki , Vel Valai Nayaki
Theertham   Vajra Theertham
Pose & Direction  
Sthala Vruksham   Kongu Ilavam
Paadiyavar   Sambandar
Travel Base   Thiruvarur
Nearest Railway Station   Thiruthuraipoondi



The Temple is located at about 20 Kms from Thiruvarur, 13 Kms from Thiruthuraipoondi, 7 Kms from Tirunelikkaval, 10 Kms from Thirukollikadu, 6 Kms from Tirukaravasal and 122 Kms from Trichy. It is located on Thiruvarur - Thiruthuraipoondi Road. The temple is on the side of the road. Town bus services from Thiruvarur are available to go to Tirukaichinnam. Nearest Railway Station is located at Thiruthuraipoondi



Indira the king of the Devas came near the hermitage of Sage Gautama living with his wife Aakalika. With an evil design in his mind, he took the form of a cock and cried indicating dawn. Sage Gautama, as usual left the hermitage for the river to follow his morning duties. Indira again took the form of Gautama and spent the time with Akalika who believed that she was her husband sage. Gautama felt something fishy with his wisdom and returned to the ashram. Condemning the act of Indira, he cursed him. Though Akalika was chaste, with a view to get her further purified by Lord Rama, he converted her into a stone. For relief, Indira prayed to Lord Shiva, who advised him to make Linga of sand and worship it performing abishek. Indira knew that it was not possible to perform abishek to sand Linga as it would dissolve in abishek water. He had to suffer long as Lord Shiva was not willing to pardon his dirty crime. He turned his worship towards Mother Ambica. Finally, he embraced the Linga and cried aloud that he would never misbehave with women. His finger prints set on the Linga. As he sincerely prayed, Lord granted pardon. As Indira’s finger prints (Kai chinnam-rekhas) were set on the Lord, He is named Kai Chinneswarar gracing the devotees in this temple with Mother Palvalai Nayaki.



Arulmigu Palvalai Nayaki sameda Kaichineswarar Temple
Kachanam, Thiruvarur - 610201
Phone: 9486533293
Temple Timings : 6.00 am to 12.00 noon, 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm