(Last Updated on : 19-11-2009)
Tiruppanantaal Temple is an Upadesa Stalam with Shiva facing West and Ambal facing East. This shrine is also known as Taalavanam. This temple is the 39th in the series of the Tevara Stalams located in Chola Nadu north of the river Kaveri.
: Shiva bent forward to allow a devotee to adorn him with a garland. The river Manni is a derivation of the name Subramanya nadhi. Being an Upadesa Stalam makes it an important shrine. Brahma was absolved of the stain of making a false claim of having ascended the column of fire where Shiva manifested himself.
: This temple is built on an elevation. High fort walls and towering Rajagopurams with many images adorn this temple. The Vimana has three kalasams. Raja Raja Chola II gave many grants to this temple. Images of the stalapuranams are carved in the 16 pillared hall.