After the visit to the Siruvapuri Balasubramaniam swami temple we proceeded along the small village roads for about 15 kms to reach Arani , this town is not to be confused with the place near Vellore. This is near Thandalam and Uthukottai .
This town happens to be the avatara sthalam of Shri.Sankara Vijayendra saraswathi (Bala periyava) . I heard from authentic sources that this was the town where his mother came for delivery and he was born in his periappa’s house at Arani. The delivery took place in the same house. It has been acquired by the Kanchi mutt and an Adishankara temple has been constructed here, there is a devoted family staying here taking care of the temple
View from Outside
Near by in walking distance is the old Shiva temple The Sampangi pitchandeshwarar temple, one of the Pancha Brahma kshetrams on the Arani river.