This Shivastalam is located near Nannilam, south
of the Mudikondaan river amidst verdant surroundings. It is also known as
Vilvaranyam and is considered to be the 72nd in the series of Tevara Stalams in
the Chola kingdom located south of the river Kaveri.
Parvati assuming the guise of Kamadhenu is believed to have worshipped Shiva here and
hence the name Pasupateeswarar, and the theertham's name Ksheera Pushkarini. This
legend is similar to those at Tiruvavaduturai and
The Temple: This small temple has a single prakaram, and interesting
carvings on the pillars of the Mahamandapam. The stalapuranam and many other interesting
themes are seen caved in pillars in the mandapams in this temple. There are images of
Jwarahareswrar, Kannappa Nayanar and Aabatsahaya Rishi in this temple. A moat surrounds
the temple, and is known as Ksheera Pushkarini. Inscriptions from the period of
Krishnadevaraya are seen here.
Festivals: Four worship services are offered each day here. Thursdays
in the month of Kartikai are considered special here. Arudra Darisanam, Aadi Pooram, Thai
Poosam and Navaratri are also celebrated here.