Aiyadigal Kadavarkon Nayanar is one of the 63 nayanars
referred to in the Periya Puranam
. Nayanar was a Pallava
king, who ruled over Kanchi
. He was an ideal leader. He was a great devotee of Lord Shiva
and infused the spirit of Shaivism into his people. Aiyadigal Kadavarkon Nayanar gave up worldly life after installing his son in his place. The King started off on a pilgrimage, chanting hymns in praise of the lord.