Also known as Tiruvarur Araneri, this temple to Shiva is located in the Southern Prakaram
of the grand Tyagaraja Temple at Tiruvarur.
Achaleswaram is regarded as the 88th in the series of
Tevara Stalams in Chola Nadu south of the river Kaveri.
Chola Queen Sembian Mahadevi rebuilt this temple of stone (10th century). This west facing
temple consists of a sanctum and an ardhamandapam. Inscriptions from the period of
Raja Raja Chola are found here. The niche images here include those of Ardhanareeswarar,
Durga, Bhikshatanar, Bhrama, Lingodbhavar, Dakshinamurthy, Agastyar and Natarajar.
Legend has it that Naminandi Adigal, one of the 63 Nayanmars, kept the temple lamp
burning with water, when oil supply failed.
Please refer to the Tiruvarur Tyagarajar temple for more details.