This Shivastalam is one of the 8 Veerattastalams of Shiva, also known as Dakshapuram
located 8 km east of Mayiladuturai. The Yaga
Samhara moorthy image is a specimen of the craftmanship of the ancient Tamils.
Tiruppariyalur is considered to be the 15th in the series of Tevara
Stalams in the Chola kingdom located south of the river Kaveri.
eight Veeratta Stalams are Tiruvatikai, Tirukkurukkai, Tirukkadavur, Tiruvazhuvur, Tirukkovalur, Tiruppariyalur, Tirukkandiyur and Tiruvirkudi.
Tiruvazhuvur is considered to be a Tevara Vaippustalam, as it has no Patikams dedicated to
Legends: This temple is associated with the story of Dakshan's yagnam,
where Dakshan and his ego were vanquished. The temple tank is believed to be the
sacrificial altar of Daksha, and during times of drought,the actual altar is said to
become visible at the bottom. The Devas are believed to have gotten rid of their fear
caused by the demon Dharuka here. Mayiladuturai
nearby is associated with the legend of Dakshayani taking up the form
of a peacock and offering worship to Shiva.
The Temple: This is a small temple with a single prakaram.
Inscriptions from the priod of Jatavarman Sundara Pandya and Krishnadevaraya are found
Festivals: Four worship services are offered here each day. Sundays in
the month of Kartikai (Scorpio) are considered sacred, and the festival images are taken
around in procession then. Other festivals celebrated here include Arudra Darisanam, Aadi
Pooram and Navaratri.