This Shivastalam is one of the 78 Maadakkoyils built at an elevation by Ko Chenkann Cholan
and is located in the vicinity of Mayiladuturai and Kutralam near the Tiruvazhundur
railway station.. The Aamaruviyappar Vaishnava Divya Desam
is also located in Terazhundur. Terezhundur is considered to be the 38th
in the series of Tevara Stalams in the Chola kingdom located south of
the river Kaveri.
Architecture:A large Gopuram adorns the
Western entrance to the temple. The Veda Theertham, temple tank is located outside the
temple. This temple occupies an area of over an acre.
Legend has it that the charriot of King Oordvaradan got stuck in this
town and hence the name Terazhundur. Legend also has it that the Devas, Ashtadikpalakas
and the Vedas worshipped Shiva here, hence the name Vedapureeswarar. Terezhundur is also
associated with the legend of Shivas marriage with Parvati, involving the nearby towns of Tiruvavaduturai, Tirutturutti (Kutralam), Tiruvelvikkudi, Tirumanancheri and
Festivals: Four worship services are offered each day. The annual
Bhrammotsavam is celebrated in the month of Chittirai. Other festivals include Kartikai
Deepam, surya Pooja in the month of Maasi, Navaratri, Aadipperukku, Aavani Moolam,
Vinayaka Chaturthi etc.