|Location: Tirunaalur near
(Chola Naadu-South of Kaveri )
Theertham: Chandra Theertham
Patikam : Sambandar, Appar
Travel Base: Thanjavur
This Shivastalam is located at a distance of 15 km from Kumbhakonam
at Nallur (Injikkollaivattam) in the vicinity of Tirucherai. Tirunaalur is located in its vicinity,
Sambandar's patikam refers to both Naalur and Naalurmayanam and Naalur
is considered to be a Tevara Vaipputtalam. This Shivastalam is one of
the five 'mayaanam's in the 275 shrines of Shiva sung by the Nayanmars.
This shrine is regarded as the 96th in the series of Tevara Stalams in
the Chola Region south of the river Kaveri.
Temple: Legend has it that Aapastamba muni worshipped here.
The inscriptions here date back to the period of Aditya Chola I. Only two
worship services are offered each day in this small temple. Kartikai Deepam and Sivaratri
are celebrated here. In the village of Injikkollai nearby, there is the Gnanapureeswarar
temple built by Kulotthunga II.