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Vailankanni Residency

Thirukadaiyur

Thirukadaiyur temple is built at the spot where Lord Shiva bestowed the gift of immortality on Markandaya, whilst protecting him from the God of death, Yama.

Even now, the Mrityunjaya Homam (worship) is performed here for terminally or seriously ill patients. Hundreds of pilgrims throng to the temple, as do devotees, to celebrate their 60th or 80th birthdays.