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81. Tirukkalar


Location: Tirukkalar near Tiruvarur, Tirutturaippundi
(Chola Naadu -South of Kaveri)
Shiva: Kalarmulainathar.
Ambal: Azhageswari.
Vriksham: Pavalamalli
Theertham: Durvasa Theertham
Patikam : Sambandar
Travel Base: Thanjavur
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Description:This Shivastalam located 12 km North west of Tirutturaippundi on the Southern banks of the river Pamani, is also known as Parijata vanam.  It is situated on the Mannargudi Muttuppettai road. Tirukkottur is a Shivastalam in the vicinity. This shrine is regarded as the 105th in the series of Tevara Stalams in the Chola Region south of the river Kaveri.

Legends:  Natarajar is said to have blessed Durvasar with a vision of the cosmic dance. The latter's image is seen facing Natarajar here. Parasarar is also believed to have worshipped here.

The Temple: This temple with 3 prakarams occupies an area of about 1.5 acres. The pillared halls in this temple are of great beauty. A lofty Rajagopuram (150 feet) adorns the entrance to this temple enclosed by massive walls. The Valampuri Vinayakar and the Subramanyar shrines are also of significance here. Six worship services are offered each day here.

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