This is a Shivastalam in the vicinity of Tiruverumbur
near Tiruchirappalli at a distance of 3 km from
the Solakampatti railwaystation. This temple occupies an area of about 2 acres. There are
shrines to the nayanmars and Dakshinamurthy here.The famed hymn of Sambandar
'Maraiyudaiyaai' is associated
with this shrine. Nedunkalam is considered to be the 8th in the series
of Tevara Stalams in the Chola kingdom located south of the river
Legend has it that Agastya muni worshipped Shiva here. Legend also
has it that when Parvati worshipped Shiva with the intention of being united in marriage,
Shiva in disguise grasped her hand, and that Parvati ran away and hid in a grove, and that
this shrine is also known as Olimadicholai.
The east facing shrine is crowned with dual vimanams. The Ambal shrine is located in
the outer prakaram. Legends alluded to in the Tamil patikams are depicted in the temple
Four worship services are carried out each day, and Navaratri, Pankuni Utthiram and
Vaikasi Visaakam are also celebrated here.
Templenet acknowledges the contribution of the image above by C. Vedanarayanan, London.