Ten Kurankaaduturai (Aaduturai) and Vada Kurangaaduturai are 2 shrines where Sugreevan and Vaali
are believed to have worshipped Shiva. Vada Kurangaduturai - known so because of its
location, North of the river Kaveri, is situated near Tiruvaiyaru.
It is considered to be the 49th in the series of Tevara Stalams in the
Chola kingdom located north of the river Kaveri.
Vaali is said to have worshipped Shiva here at Vada Kurangaaduturai.. A sparrow is also
said to have worshipped here. Hanuman who is said to have lost his tail at Rameswaram
regained it here. Dayaniteeswarar or Kulaivanangu Naathar is said to have come to the aid
of a thirsty devotee in causing a coconut tree to bend down to provide her with tender
This temple is adminstered by the Thanjavur Royal Palace. A 5 tiered
Rajagopuram adorns the entrance to this temple with 2 prakarams and a spacious front
courtyard. Stucco figures representing the legends associated, are seen in this temple
& a stone image of Vaali worshipping Shiva adorns the sanctum.
Inscriptions from the Imperial Chola period are seen in this temple. Stone images of
Nataraja and Sivakami adorn the Natarajar Sabhai shrine also known as Aadi