(Last Updated on : 30-11-2009)
Tirukkovalur Veerattam Temple is one of the 8 Veeratta Stalams of Shiva and is known as Kizhur or Killiyur. This is the 11th of the 22 Tevara Stalams in the Nadu Naadu region of Tamilnadu. Shiva vanquished the demon Andakasuran. Avvaiar the Tamil Saint Poet worshiped the image of Ganapathi. The Ambal temple is located in a separate enclosure. There are beautiful frescos on the ceilings. The Rajagopuram is 70 ft in height and the temple has two prakarams. Inscriptions from the Pallava period are found here. Also here there are inscriptions from the period of Vijayalaya I, and Parantaka Chola I. The annual festival is celebrated for 13 days in the month of Maasi (Aquarius) when Andakasura Samharamurthy is taken in procession on the 6th day of the festival.
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