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Temples of Tamilnadu >>Chettikkulam
Abodes of Skanda >>Chettikkulam
Travel Base: Tiruchirappalli

The Dhandayudapaani temple at Chettikkulam near Perambalur near Tiruchirappalli  is closely associated with the Ekambareswarar temple located nearby, which is of ancient origin.

Legend has it that a weary traveller set out to spend a night on a Kadamba tree in the jungle surrounding this area, and in the middle of the night, witnessed a group of four saints offering worship to a pillar of fire. An intrigued ruler of Thanjavur upon hearing this narrative instituted a search, and a Siddhar, said to be a manifestation of Skanda, pointed out the Shivalingam to him.

The original temple to Shiva then referred to as Amarendreswarar dates back to the Chola period. Shiva is now known as Ekambreswarar here and his consort is Kamakshi.

Dhandayutapaani who appeared as a Siddhar here is enshrined in a hill temple in the vicinity.

The Shiva temple is a fairly good sized one with a number of mandapams and towers. Thai Poosam, Panguni Utthiram are the annual festivals celebrated here.