This Shivastalam in Nadu Naadu is located near Villuppuram. 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 20th of the 22 Tevara Stalams in the Nadu Naadu
region of Tamilnadu.
Legends: Surya and Sibi are said to have worshipped Shiva here.
The Temple: A 60 feet high gopuram crowns the prakaram of this
temple.The sun's rays illuminate Shiva's sanctum and then upon Parvati's sanctum for a
period of seven days from the 1st of the Tamil year.
Several inscriptions from the Chola period are seen in this temple. There is an
image of Bhikshantakar of great beauty in this temple.
Templenet acknowledges the contribution of the image above by C. Vedanarayanan, London.