Visited on: June 30, 2018.
Thiruppazhanam is situated at a distance of about 4 kms from Thiruvaiyaru on the Thiruvaiyaru to Kumbakonam route. From Kumbakonam it is about 30 kms away.
Other Devara Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam near this place are –
Vada Kurangaduthurai, Thiruvaiyaru, Thirukkandiyur, Thiru Chotruthurai, Thiruvedhikudi, Thiruppunthuruthi, Thiru Alampozhil, Thiru Neithanam, Thiru Nallur and Thiru Palaithurai.
|Moolavar||Sri Aabath Sahayeswarar, Sri Amuthalingeswarar, Sri Pazhanapiran, Sri Pirayana Pureesar, Sri Parameshwarar|
|Ambal||Sri Periya Nayaki Amman, Sri Siva Sundara Kalyani, Sri Bokasakthi Amman|
|Theertham (Holy water)||Cauvery river, Devi Kupam, Amirtha Theertham, Kubera Theertham and Muni Kupam|
|Sthala Vriksham (Sacred Tree)||Banana (Kathali), Vilva tree|
|Pathigam (Hymn) rendered by||Saint Thirugnanasambanthar-1,|
Saint Thirunavukarasar (Appar)-5
- This is one of the 276 Devara Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalams and 50th Shiva Sthalam on the northern bank of the river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu (Vadakarai).
- Lord Shiva in this temple is a Swayambumurthi (self-manifested).
- This is one of the Saptha Sthana temples of Thiruvaiyaru.
- This east facing temple has two corridors and its main tower (Rajagopuram) has 5-tiers.
- There is no flag post (Dwajasthambam) here.
- The last consecration ceremony (Maha Kumbabishekam) took place on 08.09.2005.
History of the Temple
The historical names of this place are Thiruppazhanam, Kathalivanam, Kausikasramam, Prayanapuri and Pazhanappathi.
“Pazhanam” means fertile land. True to its name, this place is surrounded by many such fertile fields.
There are about 28 stone inscriptions in this temple which date back to the periods of many Chola kings like Aditha Cholan-I, Paranthakan-I, Kulothungan-III, Rajarajan and Rajakesari Varman.
It is believed that this temple was constructed by Chola kings Aditha Cholan-I and Paranthaka Cholan-I.
This temple is one of the 88 temples controlled by the Tanjore Palace Devasthanam.
This temple is also under the purview of the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department of Government of Tamil Nadu (HR&CE).