Saturday Jun 15, 2024

Achirappakkam Mukkatteeswarar Temple, Kanchipuram


Achirappakkam Mukkatteeswarar Temple, Achirappakkam, Kanchipuram district– 603301. Mobile: 97913 13184


Mukkatteeswarar Amman: Mukthaambigai.


Mukkatteeswarar Temple is dedicated to God Shiva located at Achirappakkam in Kanchipuram District. Presiding deity is called as Mukkatteeswarar and Mother is called as Mukthaambigai. The Temple is believed to be 1000 years old. This Temple is located at a distance of 3 Kms from Achirappakkam. Achirappakkam is a panchayat town in Kanchipuram district in the Indian state of Tamilnadu.

Puranic Significance

There is a popular belief among the villagers that Lord Siva, who borrowed a huge sum of wealth from Lord Kubera at the time of his marriage with Goddess Parvathi Devi, could not repay that wealth in time. Hence, he came to this village and lived in disguise. Lord Kubera, who was searching Lord Siva, happened to visit this village. At that time, Lord Siva took the form of a villager, covered his face with a cloth and pretended to be busy working in a paddy field. Lord Kubera failed to identify him and left the place. Thereafter, Lord Siva, in the form of a villager, stayed in this village itself. Even today, one can see the Main deity, Mukkatteeswarar‘s head covered with a shape of a head cloth.

Special Features

Presiding deity is called as Mukkatteeswarar and Mother is called as Mukthaambigai. Lord Siva, the main deity is Suyambu lingam. Sthala Vriksham of this temple is Vilva tree. Separate Sannathis for Lord Krishna, Garudalwar and Sapthakanni Devis are present. Temple pond in the name of ‘Kallaakulam’ is also available. One time pooja is being performed every day.


1000 Years old

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Hindu Religious & Charitable Endowments Department (HRCE)

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