This Shivastalam in Kongu Naadu is located in Karur. Eripaththa Nayanar is
associated with this temple Karuvoorthevar the author of Tiruvisaippa ws born here.
This temple is regarded as the 7th of the 7 Tevara Stalams in
the Kongu Region of Tamilnadu.
Mucukunda Cholan (of the well known Tiruvarur
legend) is said to have built this temple. Kamadhenu the mythological cow is said to
have meditated upon Shiva to receive his blessings; hence the name Aanilai, and
The Temple: . This 2.65 acre temple with 2 prakarams is decked with a
120 feet high Gopuram with several stucco images and a hundred pillared hall. Chola and
Pandya inscriptions are found here. There are two images of Ambal here, Sundaravalli and
Alankaravalli. The sun's rays illuminate the sanctum for three days in the Tamil month of
Festivals: The annual Bhrammotsavam is celebrated in Panguni; other
festivals include the Eripaththa Nayanar utsavam, Navaratri and Arudra Darisanam. ..