. This Shivastalam is located in near Vriddachalam
and Sreemushnam in Nadu Naadu. It is one of the five Puliyur shrines worshipped by
Vyagrapadar, the other four being Perumpuliyur, Omampuliyur , Paatirippuliyur
and Perumpatrappuliyur (Chidambaram) This
is the 4th of the 22 Tevara Stalams in the Nadu Naadu region of
It is believed that the Naimisaranya munis lived here in the form of trees and when the
locals began cutting the trees for firewood, Shiva is said to have converted them all to
Vellerukku trees, unsuitable for the purpose. Subramanya is said to have recovered his
lost power of speech at this shrine.
History: This shrine is believed to have been built by a childless
Pandya King, who was blessed with a child Rajendran later, hence the name
Rajendrapattinam. Tiruneelakanda Yaazhpaanar was born here.
The Temple: This temple, covering an area of 4 acres has a 40 feet
high Rajagopuram, two prakarams and three mandapams.
Festivals celebrated here include Kartikai Deepam, Thai Poosam, Aavani
Moolam, Aani Tirumanjanam, Navaratri and Aippasi Pournami.