Tirukkolakka located in the vicinity of Sirkali is considered to be
the 15th of the Tevara Stalangal loacted to the North of the river
Kaveri in the Chola region of Tamilnadu.
Legend has it that Tirugnana Sambandar was blessed with a pair of golden cymbals by
Shiva, and the cymbals were blessed with tone by Parvati - Osai Kodutta Nayaki here at
Tirukkolakka.. The temple is also known as Taalam Udaiyar Kovil.
temple is located not too far off from the Bhramapureeswarar temple at Sirkazhi where Sambandar an infant was blessed (fed) with
poetic abilities by none other than Parvati. The above incident is commemorated in the
form of a grand festival at Sirkazhi, and on the
same day, an image of Sambandar is brought in procession to the Taalam Udayar Temple.
Legends: The Stalapuranam holds that Shiva
here was worshipped by Kanva Rishi.
The Temple: This small temple covering an area of about three fourths
of an acre has 2 prakarams. The Surya Theertham tank is located in front of
Festivals: Four worship services are offered each day here. The
Tirumulaippaal Utsavam(mentioned above) in the tamil month of Chittirai, where an
image of Tirugnanasambandar is brought here from Sirkazhi
is the most important one.