Shivastalam is located in a picturesque locale near Tiruvirkudi. Tiruppugalur, Tiruppayatrankudi,
and Ambar Maakaalam are the Shivastalams in this
region of Chola Nadu. Payatrankudi is considered to be the 78th in the series of Tevara Stalams in
the Chola kingdom located south of the river Kaveri.
Legends: A miracle is said to have transformed a
trader's stock of pepper into pulses and back into pepper again here, hence the name
Payatrankudi. Bhairava muni is said to have worshipped Shiva at this shrine.
The Temple: Raja Raja Chola II built this temple and there are a few
inscriptions in this temple.
Festivals: Four worship services are offered each day here. The
annual Bhrammotsavam falls in the month of Vaikasi.