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
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.