This Shivastalam is located 3 km east of Tirunellikka
on the Tiruvarur Tirutturaippundi railroad.
Kaichinam is also known as Kachhanam. and is regarded as the 122nd
in the series of Tevara Stalams in the Chola Region south of the river
Kaichinam is surrounded by Tirukkolili in the east, Tirunellikkaa
in the west, Tirutturaippoondi in the south and Tirukkaaravaasal
in the north.
Legends: Indra, the king of the Devas is believed to have worshiped
here. Finger imprints, said to be that of Indra's are seen on this Shivalingam
made of earth and hence the name Kaichinnam. Drinabindu muni is believed to have
worshipped here. Indra is said to have been relieved of his afflictions upon worshipping
here, and is said to have been blessed with a vision of Tyagarajar. Agastyar is also said
to have been blessed here.
The Temple: This small temple is a maadakkoyil built at an
elevation. It has 2 prakarams has an attractive Rajagopuram and beautiful vimanams and is
administered by the Madurai Adhinam. Indra Theertham and the Vajra Theertham tanks are
situated to the North and to the south of this temple.
There is a shrine to Rishabha Dakshinamurthy here as in Tiruvaimur.
The Utsavamoorthy here is Tyagarajar. The image above is that of Tyagaraja at Tiruvarur.
There is also a shrine to Mahavishnu, where an image discovered while excavating an
arable tract of land belonging to the temple.
Festivals: Bhrammotsavam is celebrated in the month of Vaikasi while
Arudra Darisanam, Panguni Uthiram, Skanda Sashti and Navaratri are the other festivals
celebrated through the year.