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Amirthakateshwarar Temple (Karakkoil) is situated 31 kilometres (19 mi ) away in Melakadambur From Chidambaram, 6 km from Kattumannarkoil, District of Cuddalore, Tamil. Indian Nadu. It was built by Kulothunga Chola during the reign of Cholas. The Mosque and In Ponniyin Selvan Novel written by Kalki, the village is well known, as it is more than 1,000 years old. At Melakadambur the Sivan temple is a Petra Sthalam paadal. This self-manifested Sivalingam Or Linga Swayambu.
- Moolavar : Amirtha Kadeswarar
- Urchavar : Somaskandar
- Amman / Thayar : Vidyujothi Nayaki
- Thala Virutcham : Kadamba tree
- Theertham : Shakti Theertha
- Agamam / Pooja : Shivagama
- Old year : 1000-2000 years old
- Historical Name : Tirukadambur
- Location : Mela Kadambur,Cuddalore,Tamil Nadu.
This is the 88th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and the 34th sthalam at Chozha Nadu on the north side of the river Cauvery. Thiruganasambhandar and Appar sang hymns to this temple in praise of Lord Shiva.
It is believed that all the nine planets in this temple pray to Lord Shiva in their respective places Times. Lord Shiva is therefore covered with clothes of various colours assigned to the Worlds.
The shrine is seen as one intended to seek relief from different planetary problems faced by Dedicated devotees. The Navagraha shrine stands next to Mother’s shrine.