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Thiruvidaikodu Chadaiyappar Mahadeva Temple – Festival

Thiruvidaikodu Chadaiyappar Mahadeva temple, also known as Arulmigu Thiruvidaicode Sadayappar temple, and is located at Villukuri in Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu. This is the 9th temple in the famous Shivalaya Ottam on Mahashivratri day. The annual festival in the temple usually begins on April 14.

The chathura sreekovil or square sanctum sanctorum faces west. Shiva is worshipped here as Chadaiyappar. Goddess Parvati is worshipped here as Idaikattur Kuzhali.

This is a typical Dravidian temple. There is a five-storey gopuram.

Ardra or Thiruvathira nakshatra day in Margazhi Masam is of importance in the temple.