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We, direct from the the holy town Thirukadaiyur (Thirukadaiyur Sri Abhirami Sametha Amirthakadeshwarar Temple Devasthanam) offer different type of packages which suits your requirement for performing Shastiaptha Poorthi (60th Birthday), Bheema Radha Shanthi (70th Birthday) and Sadaabishegam (80th Birthday), Mahamrithunjeya Homam to be performed at Sri Abhirami Sametha Amirthagadeshwarar Temple at the famous Thirukadaiyur historically meant for performing 60th Birthday.

We have designed a complete set of packages which includes all Poojas and Homas to be performed which covers Transporation, Food and Accommodation.


Sashtiaapdapoorthi (known also as "Sashti Aapda Poorthi" or "Sashti Poorthi") is celebrated on completion of 60 years of married life by the living couple. Having devoted to the service of God, built and retained the family ties with a bond of constant relationships, this is a best time to celebrate at this phase of life. This is considered more ideal to set an example to their own family and society. This celebration is usually organized by the couple's children, younger siblings and grand children. In addition to various poojas, part of the wedding ceremony is re-enacted. The couple that is celebrating Vivaha Shastyabdi are given blessings from elders who have themselves already celebrated such events. The best belief is that Vivaha Shastyabdi couple blesses all those participating / witnessing persons that too the younger than the Vivaha Shastyabdi couple.

If it is a very simple ceremony performing "Ayush Homam is a must. The other Homams that can be included are, Navagraha homam ( praying to all planets for the well-being), Dhanvanthri homam ( praying for good health) and Mrithyunjaya homam ( praying for longevity).

The next higher step is to have Rudra Ekadashi if you are followers of Lord Shiva. The sanctified water is done abhishekam for the couple, followed generally by a "Dhampadi pujai". This needs Purohits who are well qualified to chant Rudram & Chamakam. Over & above, poor-feeding, making donations for worthy causes, creating endowments can all be done - these are more social than religious. Please contact your pandit for more religious formalities.

You can also perform Sashti Poorthi at Thirukkadaiyoor. The presiding deity there is Amritha Ghateswara ( nectar lingam) who protected Markandeya from Death.

Sri AmirthagadeswaraSwamy Temple, Thirukadiyur

Location of the Temple :

Sri Amirtha kadesvarar temple is located in Thirukadiyur, which is near Mayiladuthurai in Nagappatinam district, in the state of Tamilnadu, India. It is around twenty kilometers from Mayiladuthurai. It is situated in the chidambaram- Nagappatinam East Coast Road.

History of the Temple :

There are a few temples that are well known for the Lord and his Consort and Tirukkadaiyur is one among them. The Amritaghateswarar - Abirami Temple of Tirukkadaiyur is associated with the legends of Markandeya and Abirami patter. When devas and Asuras churned parkadal to get Amirtham , they forgot to Worship Lord Ganesa (Sri vinayagayar), Lord Ganesa stole the pot of Amirtham and kept at Thirukadiyur, it is believed that the Sivalingam in this temple is made of Amirtha Kudam .

Since the pot of Amirtham was hidden here, the lord Ganesa is called "Kailavarna pilliyar". Markandeya, son of sage Mrikandu was predicted to live for only 16 years. As advised by his father, Markandeya worshipped Amritaghateswarar in Tirukkadaiyur, bringing the water from Ganges through an underground passage to the temple. On the destined day, Yama appeared with his noose, kala paasa . Markandeya sought refuge in the Lord and embraced the Siva Lingam. The Lord warned Yama not to touch Markandeya as he was under his protection. Yama did not listen and threw the noose that bound Markandeya and the Lingam together. Angered by this act of rashness, the Lord kicked him with the left leg and held him under his left foot, making him inactive. Markandeya was blessed with Ever sixteen .

Auspicious Times :

The worship services are offered six times a day in the temple. Almost every day dawns with one celebration or other, as hundreds of pilgrims throng the temple to celebrate their 60th birthday. celebration of 60th birth days (birth star) called as Sashti Aptha poorthi is held very auspicious by the people as their longevity will increase.

Poojas to be performed for :

It is believed that Lord Siva dimnished Kalan (Yaman) in Thirukadiyur. So Lord Siva in Thirukadiyur is called Mritunga jaya murthi . Devotees completing 59 years and starting sixty have to perform Ukira ra tha Santhi ; completing sixty years and starting sixties have to perform Sashtiyapatha purthi and Ayusha homam. According to astrology devotees can perform Mrutinji jaya homam.

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