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Sri Mrityunja Eswarar temple
 
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Moolavar: Mrityunja Eswarar
  Urchavar:
  Amman / Thayar:
  Thala Virutcham:
  Theertham: Swetha Kulam
  Agamam / Pooja :
  Old year: 500 years old
  Historical Name:
  City: Kammala street
  District: Kanchipuram
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
   
     
 Festival:
     
  The temple is mainly a centre for elders celebrating their 60, 70 and 80th birthdays.--  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  This is rather a temple of festivity for elders celebrating Sashti Aptha Poorthi, Bheemaratha Shanti and Sathabishekas.  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. 
   
Address:
   
  Sri Mrutyunja Eeaswarar Temple, Kammala Street (towards new railway station) Kancheepuram.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91 
    
 General Information:
     
 

Elders above 60, 70 and 80 years of age conduct Homas in the temple seeking health and longevity.

 
     
 
Prayers
    
  Couples aged 60 years and above pray to Lord for health and longevity.  Mruthyu means death, Jaya-winng, Easwara Lord – Mrthyunjeswara helping mortals for a long life thus conquering early ends. 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  These devotees perform abishek to Lord and offer vastras 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
  Lord is also praised as Irava Sthanathu Iraivan -  Irava-immortal, Sthanathu – place, Iraivan – God, place of Lord granting immortality.  A Brahmin Suvedhan by name came to know that he would die very young.   He worshipped Lord for longevity and succeeded.  Sage Markandeya destined to die at the age of 16, conquered Yama the God of death and his age is still 16 only.  Grandson of sage Salangaya with his worship of Lord Shiva became one among the Shiva Ganas.
The temple built by Pallavas is presently under the control of the department of Archeological Survey of India.  His Holiness Sri Kanchi Periaval was a frequent visitor to the temple.
 
     
  Temple History:
     
  Sages rich with their intense penance approached Lord Brahmma the creator and expressed their desire for immortality.  Lord Brahmma advised them to go to Kanchi to realize their wish.  They came down to this place, installed a Shiva Linga, plunged into penance and realized their wish.  This place is known as Irava Sthanam.  Lord Shiva is facing east.  He is praised as Mrithyunjeswarar and Irava Sthanathu Iraivan.  Swetha Kulam is the sacred Theertha of the temple.  The reputation of Kanchi is mentioned by Saint Tirunavukkarasar as a place of boundless wisdom – Kalviyil Karayiladha Kanchi Managarm and as a city of beauty – Nakareshu Kanchi - by great poet Mahakavi Kalidas.  
     
Special Features:
     
  Miracle Based: Elders celebrate their 60, 70 and 80th birth days in the temple.
 
     
 
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