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146. Talaiyalankadu


Location: Talaiyalankadu near Tiruvarur .
(Chola Naadu-South of Kaveri)
Shiva: Aadal Vallavar, Nartanapureeswarar
Ambal: Tirumadandaiammai, Balambika
Theertham: Shankh Theertham
Patikam: Appar
Travel Base: Thanjavur
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Description: This Shivastalam is located 8 km to the east of Kodavasal. It is at a distance of 14 km from Tiruvarur. Tirupperuvelur is the Shivastalam in the vicinity. Talaiyaalankaadu  is regarded as the 93rd in the series of Tevara Stalams in the Chola Region south of the river Kaveri. 

Legends: Shiva is said to have danced upon the body of Muyalakan, sent at him by the sages of Dharukavanam ( Nartanapuri). Kapila Muni worshipped Shiva here to receive the Chintamani gem. He is said to have walked on his head to reach here (hence Talaiyalankadu).

This south facing temple has subsidiary shrines to Ganesha, Vishwanathar, Bhairavar and others. The temple is administered along with the EnKann Murugan temple.

Festivals: Two worship services are offered each day and the annual festival is observed in the month of Thai here.

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