This Shivastalam is the 7th of the Tiruvaiyaru
Saptastana Temples, just a kilometer west of Tiruvaiyaru.
Pugazhenthippulavar and Ottakoothar have sung praises of this shrine. The Saptastana
temples of Tiruvaiyaru are Tiruppazhanam, Tiruchottruturai,
Tiruppanturai Tillaistanam and Tiruvaiyaru.
Tiruneittanam is considered to be the 52nd in the series of Tevara
Stalams in the Chola kingdom located north of the river Kaveri.
Legend has it that Saraswati
worshipped at this shrine . Legend also has it that Kamadhenu and Gowtama muni worshipped
Dakshinamurthy is portrayed in a standing posture. Sambandar is said to have visited
here after visiting Tiruvaiyaru and Perumpuliyur.
The Temple: There are two prakarams and a grand 75 feet high
Rajagopuram here. The Ambal shrine is located in the outer prakaram. . This temple covers
an area of about 2 acres. Inscriptions from the Chola period as well as those testifying
to the patronage of a ruler from Srilanka are seen in this temple.
Festivals: Three worship services are offered each day here. The
Saptastana festival here, where festival images of Shiva from Tiruvaiyaru are taken in
procession to each of the 7 Saptastana temples is of great significance.