(Last Updated on : 06-08-2012)
Tirumazhapadi Temple is 54th in the series of Tevara Stalams located north of the river Kaveri. Legends: This temple is known for Shiva's Taandavam with the Mazhuvaayudam for Markandeyar. Purushamriga Munivar established a shrine for Shiva here and Brahma unable to remove it called it Vajrastamba Moorthy.
: Somaskandar here is a monolithic stone image. There are two shrines dedicated to Dakshinamurthy. King Sibi got rid of his health problems here. This temple has no Navagrahams, only 3 pits in front of the sanctum. The temple is vast with a seven-tiered Rajagopuram. There are two shrines dedicated to Ambal here. It has a 100-pillared hall, Somaskanda mandapam and murals in the Natarajar shrine. The inscriptions give testimony to the contribution made by the Cholas. There are also inscriptions from the time of the Pandyas, Hoysalas and the Vijayanagar emperors.
: Brahmotsavam in the month of Masi. Nandi's marriage with Suyahambikai is celebrated in the month of Pankuni when Aiyarappar of Tiruvaiyaru crosses the Kollidam and arrives at Tirumazhapadi and conducts the wedding, in a grand ceremony.