This Shivastalam in Kongu Naadu, is a shrine at the confluence of Bhavani, Kaveri
& Amrutavahini (Mukkoodal). It is believed that no evil will befall those that visit
here (Teemai nannaa oor hence Tirunanaa). Other Sanskrit names associated with this shrine
are Dakshinaprayag, Dakshinabadri, Triveni Sangamam. This shrine is surrounded by the 5
hill shrines of this area such as Sankagiri, Tiruchengode,
Padmagiri, Mangalagiri and Vedagiri. This temple is regarded as
the 3rd of the 7 Tevara Stalams in the Kongu Region of Tamilnadu.
Legends: Kuberan, Rama, Arjuna,
Viswamitrar and Parasarar are said to have worshipped here. Legend goes that the
remnants of the celestial nectar which came out of the milky ocean was buried here by
Parasarar; who was protected from the demons by virtue of his devotion to Shiva; the
remnants of the nectar turned into the Shivalingam.
The Temple: A shrine to Subramanyar is situated between the Shiva and
Ambal shrines; there is also an image of Jwarahareswarar in this temple. This temple
covers a 4 acre area, & it owns an ivory palanquin which was gifted by a European
collector in the 19th century.
Festivals: The annual Bhrammotsavam here is celebrated in the month of