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190. Palliyin Mukoodal

பள்ளியின்  முக்கூடல் 

Location: Near Tiruvarur
(Chola Naadu-South of Kaveri)
Shiva: Mukkonanatheswarar
Ambal: Maimevumkanni
Patikam : Appar
Travel Base: Thanjavur
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Description: This Shivastalam is located near Tiruvarur. There are thirteen temples in the vicinity of this shrine. Tiruvirkudi is also home to the Veeratteswarar temple, one of the 8 Veerattastalams. Palliyin Mukkoodal is regarded as the 86th in the series of Tevara Stalams in Chola Nadu south of the river Kaveri.

Legend has it that Rama offered worship here at Palliyinmukkoodal. There is a Ramaswamy temple behind this Shivastalam. The Lingam has a highly polished appearance. (The image above is that of one of the Shivalingams at the Margabanduswamy temple at Virinjipuram). Legend has it that Jatayu worshipped Shiva and was directed to bathe in the Mukkoodal theertham here as it was considered on par with Benares and TriveniSangamam. Mookkoodal theertham is known by the name ShodasaSethu. Given the association with Jatayu, this Tevara Stalam is also known as KuruviRameswaram.

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