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This is one of 276 Devara Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalams and 31st Shiva Sthalam in Chozha Nadu (Vadakarai) on the northern bank of the Cauvery River. Lord Shiva in that temple is a (self-manifested) Swayambumurthi. This is a popular sthalam of the Guru Parihara. To Revathi Nakshathiram (star) this is a Parihara Sthalam.
- Moolavar : Pranava Vyakrapureeswar
- Amman / Thayar : Poongodi Nayaki
- Thala Virutcham : Ilandhai
- Theertham : Kollidam
- Old year : 1000-2000 years old
- Historical Name : Umapuliyur
- Location : Omapuliyur, Cuddalore,Tamil Nadu.
There is a lovely arch instead of the main gate, with sculptures of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathy.
This ancient temple is located on the Kollidam River’s northern bank. This temple contains six stone inscriptions that date back to the periods of Chola King Kulothungan-III and Pallava King Kopperunsinga Devar.
The main hall and corridors can be seen other than the shrines of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathy, the shrines and idols of Vinayakar (3), Murugan with his consorts, Iyappan, Anjaneyar, Gajalakshmi, Saraswathy, Pathralingeswarar with Parvathy, Natarajar (stone), Guru Bhagawan, Nagars, Iyanar, Bairavar, Suryan, Saneeswarar and Nalvar with Viyakrapathar.