This Shivastalam is located near Poonthottam on the Peralam Tiruvarur railway line.
Tiru-Ambar is considered to be the 54th in the series of Tevara
Stalams in the Chola kingdom located south of the river Kaveri. This is a grand temple just a kilometer away from yet another Shivastalam Ambar Maakalam in the same town, associated with the legend
of Somaasi Maaranar's yagna, which was attended by Tyagarajar
(Shiva). (The image above is that of Tyagaraja at Tiruvarur).
Bhrama (in the form of a bird) is said to have worshipped Shiva to retrieve his
original form, hence the name Bhramapuri or Punnakavanam. Shiva is said to have appeared
here in the fiery Bhairava form (Sattainathar) , for the sake of Indra, hence the name
Indrapuri. The tank here is said to have been created by Bhrama.
The temple is said to be one of the 78 Maadakkovils built by Gochenkan
Chola, and is hence at an elevation. A Somaskanda panel adorns the sanctum behind the
Shivalingam. Six worship services are offered each day here.The temple is about 2000 years
old. There is a Vishnu temple nearby and an image of Kali within its precincts.
Festivals: Maasi Magam is one of the important festivals celebrated