This Shivastalam, located near Tirupputtur, is a
vast hill temple reached by a flight of steps in the Pandya Kingdom.
This shrine is regarded as the 5th of the Tevara Stalams in the
Pandya region of Tamilnadu.
Shiva is believed to have revealed a vision of his marriage with Parvati to Agasthya Muni
here. Piranmalai is said to have been ruled by Paari Vallal. Piraanmalai is sad to be a
block of Mount Meru, which got blown off during a fierce tussle between the serpent king
Aadiseshan and Vaayu the wind God (as in Tiruchengode).
This hill in the form of a Shivalingam is also called Prachandragiri and Katoragiri.
The Temple: This vast temple covering an area of about 30 acres, with
three prakarams has 5 beautiful vimanams and an attractive Rajagopuram. The Marudu brothers
(of Sivaganga) associated with Kaalaiyar Koyil have
made several contributions to this temple as in Kaalaiyar Koyil.
There are 3 shrines in this temple representing the states of Bhumi, Antariksham and
Swargam. Bhrama, Saraswathi, Subramanya and Nandi are believed to have worshipped Shiva
here. There are separate sanctums for Nallamangaipaagaswamy (kalyana kolam) Viswanathar
and Kodunkunra Naathar here. There are 57 Theerthams in this temple.
Festivals: Six worship services are performed each day here. The Ugra
Bhairavar Shrine here witnesses a special festival in the month of Thai. .The grand
Bhrammotsavam is celebrated in the month of Chittirai. Other festivals here include
Kartikai Deepam, Arudra Darisanam, Vinayaka Chaturthi and Navaratri.