(Last Updated on : 22/01/2009)
Ten Tirumullaivayil Temple is located at Ten Tirumullaivayil near Sirkali and the deity worshipped here is Shiva. Ten Tirumullaivaayil is the 7th in the series of Tevara Stalangal on the northern banks of the river Kaveri.
Indra is said to have worshipped Shiva here. The Namachivaya mantiram was revealed to Parvati here. An interesting legend states that the mortal remains of a devotee of Shiva turned into gems when they were immersed in the Vishnu Theertham here. Other legends are centered around the atonement of killing of a Chola king. There is a legend surrounding the scar marks on the Shivalingam, said to have caused by a local ruler in his attempt to free his chariot from a cluster of creepers enclosing the Shivalingam.
This temple was built and worshipped by Killivalavan a Sangam ruler. Inscriptions from the Vijayanagar and Maratha period are seen here. The prakaram has shrines dedicated to Kothaiammai, Vishnu, Lakshmi, Karpaka Vinayakar and others. The stalavriksham - the mullai creeper can be seen here entwined around another tree.
This temple celebrates Maasi makam and Vaikaasi Visaakam.