About 25 kms on the Kumbakonam Thiruvarur route via Nachiar koil is this temple seen on the left side of the road
The temple was being rebuilt as I visited it and hence could not take many photos
Legends and history:
Saint Tirunavukkarasar has sung the grace of Bhairava of this temple in his Thevaram hymn. The song describes Bhairava as Lord Shiva Himself.The Bhairava appears here with a tattoo on his left upper arm with a trident and bell, a depiction only in this temple.
This is the only temple where there are 3 durgais Siva durgai, Vishnu Durgai and Vaishnavi durgai.
There is a huge Sivalingam in the outer praharam called Rhuna mukhteshwarar who was installed by Markandeya rishi . This Shiva helps people to get rid of debts and find lost wealth.
The ambal of the temple is Mother Gnanavalli , the shrine is in the outer corridor (prakara) left to the presiding deity Saraparameswarar. Lord Shiva teaches righteous path to all beings and Mother Gnanavalli assists Him in this graceful.