'Thirumana Thiruthalangal', is a book written by Ms.Meera Nagarajan, the Managing Director and CEO of the company. The published chapters from the book narrate the importance on worshipping at various temples that are known to bless for an early marriage to a bride or groom.

Thirukachoor - Singaperumalkoil

Thirukachoor - Singaperumalkoil

The deity is called Thirukalleswara because of His abode is amidst a forest, crowded with tall cactus plants. The hamlet also got the name Thirukallil. When sage Brigu was living here, he used to worship the Lord with the forest flowers. When he worshipped with 1000 flowers, Lord Siva appeared before him as Dakshinamoorthy along with His consort.

Thirukachoor, situated near Singaperumalkoil is the sthala where Lord Siva was believed to have begged and satiated the hunger of His devotee. Sundarar, after worshipping Lord Siva, came out of the temple and lied down in the nearby mandap and closed his eyes out of fatigue and hunger. Lord Kachabeswara, moved by the condition of His devotee, assumed the form of a Brahmin and awakened Sundarar.

Then, he laid a plantain leaf before him and served food. Seeing the food items which were colorful with different tastes, Sundarar asked for the reason. To this, the Brahmin said that as he had no time to cook, he collected the various items from different houses. When Sundarar returned after washing his hands in the nearby tank, the Brahmin was not there. Then, Sundarar realized that the Lord had come in the form of the Brahmin and had begged too for his sake. Let us go to Thirukachoor temple and worship the deity known for His benevolence. 

Thirukachoor - Singaperumalkoil

Sthala purana

The devas and asuras churned the Ocean of Milk for nectar. They used the Mantara Mountain as the churner, Vasuki, the snake king as the rope. But the mountain started sinking into the sea on account of its weight. To prevent the mountain from sinking, Thirumal assumed the form of a tortoise and shouldered the mountain from beneath the sea. The history says that Thirumal came to this sthala and worshipped Lord Siva to get the strength to bear the weight of the mountain while being in the form of a tortoise (kachapam). This place got the name Thirukachoor because of this incident.

It is also known as Aadhikachabesam. If we worship the deity Kachabeswara on the days of pradosham after bathing in the Koormatheertham, we'll get redemption from all doshas and be blessed with prosperity, education and happiness, it is believed.


Thirukachoor sthala is also called Alakoil. The east-facing temple has no tower. There's a big tank, called Koormatheertham in front of the temple. It is believed that Thirumal created this tank when he took Koormavtar. The 16-pillar mandap where Sundarar was believed to have relaxed is situated near this tank. Lord Kachabeswara blesses His devotees from His east-facing sannidhi. Kodimaram, Nandi and altar are situated opposite to the sannidhi. The deity is also known as "Virundhitta Eswara" and Kachabeswara.

Thirukachoor - Singaperumalkoil

He is a swayambu lingam here. The sanctum is designed as a moat. At the Amutha Thyagesa mandap in front of the south entrance, thereâ's an engraving on a pillar, depicting a tortoise as worshipping a Sivalinga. If we go further down through the mandap, we see the sannidhi of Goddess Anjanatchi. Ambal blesses Her devotees with four arms. She is also called Kanni Umaiyal. This sannidhi has been built as a separate temple. The Malaikoil, which is a part of the Thirukachoor temple, is situated on a hill at a distance of 3 km from Alakoil. The deity in this temple is called Maruntheeswara and the Goddess "Irul neekiya ammai".


This sthala is located at 1 km distance from the Singaperumal Koil railway station on the Chennai-Egmore-Chengalpattu route. From Singaperumalkoil on the Chennai-Chengalpattu national highway, we can turn into the Sriperumbhudur road, cross the railway gate and reach Thirukachoor. The temple is situated at the center of the hamlet.