In today's world people are facing several type of new problems in the form of diseases. One of the common diseases caused by smoking is cancer.Even though modern treatments are there for cancer common people cannot afford it as some type of symptoms for cancer occur only in advanced stage.
For those people there is a temple called karkadeswarar temple in a place called Thirunthudevankudi in Thanjavur district of Tamilnadu.The temple is said to be more than 1000 years old.The temple is locally called as Nandu kovil in Tamil language.The temple is situated 11 kms in the route of kumbakonam to suriyanar kovil One has to go thiruvisanallur and then from thiruvisanallur one has to go 2 kms to reach this temple.It is in Thiruvidaimarudur taluk
Lord siva is called as noi theerkum sivan and amman is called as arumarunthu nayagi. Two amabal idols are here.The other amman is called as apporva nayagi.