|Description: This Divya
Desam is located in the village of Talaichchangaadu, near Aakkur, near Sirkazhi.
Sirkazhi is located on the route between Chidambaram
and Mayiladuturai. The Tiruttalaichankaadu Shivastalam glorified by
the Tevaram hymns is also located here.
Deities: The Moolavar is
Naanmadiyapperumaal (Venchudarpperumaal) in a standing posture facing east; Taayaar here
is Talaichchanga Naachiyaar. The Utsavars are Vyomajyotipiraan and Senkamalavalli. A
priceless conch adorns the image of Naanmadiyapperumal; the image of Andal here is of
The legend in the Shivastalam enshrining
Shankharunaatheswarar in this village holds that Vishnu was blessed
with a conch (the foremost of all conches - Talai Changu) upon worshipping Shiva.
Tiruttalaichankaadu is also known as Shankharanyam or Shankhuvanam. Legend also has it
that Vishnu worshipped Parvati at Tiruvalampuram.
Tirumangaialwar's paasuram refers to the Shivastalam as a maadakkoyil built at an
Legend has it that Chandra, the moon God was absolved of a curse upon worshipping
Vishnu here, hence the temple tank is referred to as Chandra Pushkarini.