This Shivastalam is located near Tiruvarur. There are thirteen
temples in the vicinity of this shrine. Tiruvirkudi is also home to the Veeratteswarar
temple, one of the 8 Veerattastalams. Palliyin Mukkoodal is regarded as
the 86th in the series of Tevara Stalams in Chola Nadu south of the
Legend has it that Rama offered
worship here at Palliyinmukkoodal. There is a Ramaswamy temple behind this Shivastalam.
The Lingam has a highly polished appearance. (The image above is that of one of the
Shivalingams at the Margabanduswamy temple at Virinjipuram). Legend has
it that Jatayu worshipped Shiva and was directed to bathe in the
Mukkoodal theertham here as it was considered on par with Benares and
TriveniSangamam. Mookkoodal theertham is known by the name
ShodasaSethu. Given the association with Jatayu, this Tevara Stalam is
also known as KuruviRameswaram.