This Shivastalam is located near the well known Vaideeswaran
Koyil. This is one of the 5 Kaavus, the others being Tirukkodikkaa, Tirukkolakka,
Tirunellikkaa and Tiruvaanaikka.
This shrine was renovated and re consecrated in 1970. It is
considered to be the 28th in the series of the Tevara Stalams
located in Chola Nadu north of the river Kaveri.
temple is located close to the Karuppariyalur temple.
Legend has it that Hanuman worshipped Shiva seeking pardon for the offence of
having tried to uproot the Shivalingam at Rameswaram.
Shiva (Aparadha Kshameswarar) is said to have blessed Hanuman at Karuppariyalur, and Hanuman is believed to have
built a temple for Shiva at Kurakkukka nearby. It is said that a pack of monkeys enter the
sanctum in the summer months of Chittirai and Vaikasi make offerings of flowers to the
deity even today.