This Shivastalam is located 5 km to the east of Mayiladuturai
enroute to Tarangambadi and is considered to be the 40th in the series
of Tevara Stalams in the Chola kingdom located south of the river
Kaveri. Semponaar Koyil is
located nearby. This shrine is also known as Aarupaati.
When Sambandar was on his way
to Mayiladuturai, Shiva is said to have caused
the floods in the Kaveri to receede and pointed out the shrine to him; hence the name
Turai Kaattu Vallal.
The Temple: This temple occupying an area of about 2.3 acres is
adorned with a large Rajagopuram. Inscriptions from the Chola and Nayak periods are seen
here although much of the present structure of this temple is only about 300 years old.
Festivals: Six worship services are offered each day. Kartikai Deepam,
Arudra Darisanam, Aadi Perukku, Aadi Pooram and Navaratri are the festivals celebrated