This Shivastalam is a maadakkoyil at an elevation surrounded by 12 other shrines in
the vicinity. Karaveeram and Talaiyalankadu are the Shivastalams in close proximity.
Peruvelur is regarded as the 92nd in the series of Tevara Stalams in
the Chola Region south of the river Kaveri and is on the route to
Kumbhakonam from Tiruvarur.
Subramanyar is said to have worshipped here hence the name vELur, and Vishnu is said to have prayed to
Shiva to lose his Mohini form. Gowtama and Bhringi Munis are also believed to have
worshipped Shiva here. This stalam is also associated with the legend of
the tussle between Aadi Seshan and Vayu.
This east facing temple has a 3
tiered Rajagopuram. There are shrines to Ganesha, Vaikunta Narayana
Perumaal, Subramanya. The ambaal shrine also faces the east. There are
also shrines to Mahalingeswarar, Saraswateeswarar, Jambukeswarar,
Bhramapureeswarar, Bhairavar, Surya, Saneeswara and Durga.
This small temple celebrates Kartikai Deepam each year. Two worship services are
offered here each day.