(Last Updated on : 03/07/2015)
Kurakkukka Temple, considered to be Siva Sthalam, is an ancient Indian temple
. It is located at Chidambaram in the Tamil Nadu state of India
. This shrine is one of the five Kaavus, the others being Tirukkodikkaa, Tirukkolakka
. It was renovated and re-consecrated in the year 1970. It is considered to be the 28th in the series of the Tevara Stalams located in Chola Nadu north of the River Kaveri
. It is situated near the well known Vaideeswaran Koyil.
Legend of Kurakkukka Temple
As per legends, Hanuman
worshipped Lord Shiva
here seeking pardon for the offence of having tried to uproot the Shivalingam at Rameswaram. Hanuman built a temple for Shiva at Kurakkukka nearby. It is said that a pack of monkeys enter the sanctum in the summer months of Chittirai and Vaikasi and offer flowers
to the deity even today.
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