This Shivastalam is located in the vicinity of Avalivanallur and is also known as
Sameevanam. Saaliyamangalam is the nearest railhead on the Tiruvarur Thanjavur railroad.This
shrine is regarded as the 99th in the series of Tevara Stalams in the
Chola Region south of the river Kaveri.
has it that Shiva broke the horns of Varaha Moorthy and wore it as an ornament. A covered
pit in front of the shrine is said to have been dug by Vishnu in his Varaaha Avataram.
(hence the name hari dwara mangalam). Legends connected with Vishnu's Varaaha Avataram are also associated with the Shivastalam Avalivanallur nearby.
The temple covers an area of 2 acres.
Both the Shiva and the Ambal shrines face East. There are also shrines
to Dakshinamurthy, Gajalakshmi and others. Four worship services are
offered each day; Kartikai Deepam, Chitra Pournami and Pankuni Uthiram are the festivals