275 Thevara Shivasthalam !! Thirukachi Anekadhangavadha Eshwarar Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Jai Shiv Shankar !!

Thirukachi Anekadhangavadha Eshwarar Temple is one of the Thevara Shivasthalam of Lord Shiva situated in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu. In this temple Lord Shiva worshipped in the form of a self-manifested Linga.

Presiding Deity – Lord Anekadhangavadha Eshwarar with his consort Goddess Kamakshi

Theertham – Thanu Theertham

Mangalasasanam – Saint Sundarar

Festivals – Maha Shivaratri, Thrikarthikai

Worshipped by – Lord Kubera, Lord Ganesha

The legend has that Lord Kubera was a righteous ruler with the abundance of devoutness he had earned in his previous life became the ruler of the marvelous city Alakapuri.    Sage Shukracharya, who was the Guru of demons, had hostility towards Lord Kubera and created lots of trouble to him.    Lord Kubera was a zealous devotee of Lord Shiva, He prayed to Lord Shiva seeking protection from the malevolence of Shukracharya.     

Another legend has that Sage Marichi found a beautiful baby girl on a lotus while performing ablutions.  He brought up the child and named her Vallabha.   Years passed by the baby girl grown up into a beautiful young maiden.   Vallabha was a passionate devotee of Lord Shiva.  There was a demon Kesi, fallen at her attractiveness and abducted her.  Vallabha sincerely prayed to Lord Shiva to get freed herself from the demon.  Lord Shiva assigned the task to Lord Ganesha to save Vallabha from the clutches of demon. In the meantime, Goddess Kamakshi ensures the victory of her son with her husband; Lord Shiva advised her that Lord Ganesha should consecrate a Linga in this sacred land and worship him.   Lord Ganesha sincerely followed the verdict of his father, sanctified a Linga and worshipped here. Consequently, Lord Ganesha won over Kesi and released Vallabha with the blessings of Lord Shiva. 

Jai Shiv Shankar !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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