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9. Aradaiperumpaazhi


Location: Aridwaramangalam near Kumbhakonam, Kovilvenni
(Chola Naadu-South of Kaveri)
Shiva: Paataleswarar
Ambal: Alankara Nayaki
Vriksham: Vanni
Theertham: Bhrama Theertham
Patikam : Sambandar
Travel Base: Thanjavur
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Description: 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. 

Legend 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 celebrated here.

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