Tirucheignalur Temple

Description: This Shivastalam is said to be the birthplace of Chandesar – the foremost of Shiva’s devotees. It is considered to be the 41st of the Tevara Stalams in Chola Nadu to the north of the river Kaveri.
The Temple: This is a maadakkovil built at an elevation. Subramanyar is of importance here, hence the name Sei Nallur. The imperial Cholas held this town in high regard. There are several inscriptions in the temple, and the town has revealed several images, building stones, Shiva Lingams upon excavation

Legends: Shiva was worshipped here by Subramanya & was blessed with a Paasupatastram before he proceeded to vanquish Soorapadman. Harischandra & several families associated with King Sibi are said to have lived here.