This is the 188th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 71st Sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery in Chozha Naadu.This Temple is known as Nannilam Perungkoil and is situated on the banks of River Mudikondan
The city of Pazhayarai was once an important town in the Chola Empire. The temple was visited by the Saivite sage Thirunavukarasar. Hymns in praise of the temple have been sung by Thirunavukarasar, Appar and Sundarar
This temple is 67th temple on the southern banks of Cauvery Praised by Gnanasambandar and Apparswamigal in Thevaram hymns.This ancient temple is said to be around 1000 years old and was built by the Cholas.