Shivastalam is located 9 km southeast of Tiruvarur
and is a maadakkovil built at an elevation. Saattiyakkudi, a shrine to the Northeast of
this temple has been sung by the Tiruvisaippaa. This shrine is regarded
as the 121st in the series of Tevara Stalams in the Chola Region south
of the river Kaveri.
black sparrow (Valiyan) is said to have circumambulated the shrine, hence the name
Valivalam. Surya is said to have worshipped here and the wheels of his charriot are
believed to have created the Chakra Theertham moat.
This temple with 3 prakarams occupies an area of 1.8 acres, and has an
85 feet tall Rajagopuram. The sanctum is a monolithic structure. Traces of a moat and
grand walls remain in this temple. Ambal's shrine is located in the outermost prakaram.
Ekachakra Perumal has a shrine here.
Festivals: Six worship services are offered each day. The annual
Bhrammotsavam conducted in the month of Chittirai concludes with the float festival in the