The town of Tiruvarur is known among the Hindu devotees and pilgrims for the Paadal Petra Sthalangal located here. Among the 275 temples listed, 8 temples are located in this holy town. These temples are thronged by all the people from far and near. Shivarathri day and other auspicious days and religious important days related to Lord Shiva are celebrated in a grand manner in these temples.
Tiruvarur Thiagarajaswamy Temple is located in the town of Tiruvarur. It is to be noted that the Aaroor Araneri separate temple is situated inside the prakaram (closed precincts of a temple) of Thrivaarur temple. Aroor Paravayun Mandhali, Thoovainadhar Koil or temple is situated at Keezhaveedhi, it is located near the main Tiruvaarur Temple car.
Thirukkeezhveloor temple is located at a distance of about 12 km east of Tirvarur on the Nagapattinam Road; it is at the south bank of Cauvery. Thevur temple is located at a distance of near 5 km south of Thirukkeezhveloor on the Thiruthuraipoondi road; it is on the south bank of Cauvery.
It is to be noted that Thiruvilamar, Vilamal temple is located at a distance of nearly 3 km southwest of Tiruvarur, it is placed on the south bank of Cauvery. Thirukkaraayil, Thirukkaaraivasal temple is situated at a distance of about 14 km south of Tiruvarur, south bank of Cauvery.
Thirukkandrapur, Kannappur temple is located at a distance of approximately 13 km southeast of Tiruvarur, south bank of Cauvery and Tiruvalivalam temple is located at a distance of about 16 km southeast of Tiruvarur and it is about 3 km east of Kannappur, south bank of Cauvery.