This is one of the many Shivastalams in the vicinity of Kanchipuram. Of the
275 Shivastalams six shrines are associated with Panai maram (Palm Tree). They are Panaiyur, Panankattur, Puravaar Panankattur, Cheyyar,
Tirumazhapadi and Tiruppanantaal.
This is the 9th of the 32 Tevara Stalams in the Tondai
region of South India.
The Temple: This is a small temple with a 3
tiered gopuram and a prakaram. A gajaprishta vimanam adorns the sanctum. (The image above
is that of the gajaprishta vimanam at Tirumazhisai near Tiruvallur also in Tondai Naadu).
This temple has been designed to echo the voices of visitors. There are two shrines here,
said to have been worshipped by Agasthyar and Pulastiar. (Taalagireeswarar
and Kripanatheswarar), bothfacing east. Both the Ambal shrines
adjacent to each other face the south. This temple is rich in
Festivals: Wosrhip services are offered twice a day here. The temple
celebrates a Bhramotsavam in the month of Masi with several vaganams; other important
festivals here include Skanda Sashti, Navaratri, Vinayaka Chaturthi and Kartikai