Shivastalam is located on the Southern bank of the river Kudamurutti; and is located 8km
North of Budalur, near Thanjavur. Tiruppoonturutti
is 11 km east of here.
considered to be the 9th in the series of Tevara Stalams in the Chola
kingdom located south of the river Kaveri.
History: Inscriptions from the period of Raja
Raja I & other Chola Emperors and the Pandya and Vijayanagar periods are found here.
This temple was part of an old fort captured by the British in 1771; it was recaptured by
Hyder Ali in 1781.
Legend has it that one of the queens of a Chola monarch (of Uraiyur/Tiruchirappalli) was a devotee of Shiva, and when Uraiyur got submerged in a sandstorm, she managed to find
solace in Tirukkattuppalli (here)where Shiva blessed her and relieved her of the scorching
heat which ravaged the region.
The Temple: This temple with 3 prakarams occupies an area of about an
acre. The sanctum is located lower than the ground level.
Festivals: Four worship services are offered each day, and the annual
Bhrammotsavam is celebrated in the month of Pankuni.