Thiruvaasi Sri Maatrarivaalar Temple

This Shivastalam is located on the banks of the Kollidam, 12km away from here.  It is considered to be the 62nd in the series of Tevara Stalams in the Chola kingdom located north of the river Cauvery. Sambandar is said to have relieved the daughter of a devotee (Kolli Mazhavan) of the Muyalakan disease, hence this feature in Nataraja’s shrine.  Shiva is said to have blessed with Sundarar with a thousand copper coins upon hearing 8 of his hyms, and upon hearing another four, is said to have caused Vishnu to turn them into gold.  The Tapana Mandapam is where Shiva is said to have blessed Sundarar with gold.
The temple has a 5 tiered Rajagopuram and 2 prakarams adorn this temple. The Ambal shrine is in the 2nd prakaram.  There is a vast mandapam in between the 2 prakarams.  In the first prkaram are shrines to natarajar, Ganesh, Somaskanthar and others.  The demon Muyalakan is not seen under Natarajar’s foot here, instead there is an image of a snake.


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