Sri Nardana Pureeswarar temple is located in the village named Thalayalangadu, in the district of Tiruvarur, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The main deity of this temple is Nardana Pureeswarar – Aadavallar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Balambikai. The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa.
The holy water of this temple is Changu theertham. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Kameeyam. This temple is nearly 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Thalayalanganam.
As per the local legends and pundits, “Saint Tirunavukkarasar suggests. “He is penance Himself; He is the Veda and its seed, wearing the crescent moon. He always retrieve me from sufferings, hiding the Ganga in head and has Mother Uma as His part, He is all philosophy. I have wasted and lost all the days being away from Him. That Lord is in Thalayalangadu.” This is the 93rd Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in hymns.”
The main festivals of this shrine are Thai New Moon day in January-February; Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November, Masi Shivrathri in February-March, New Year day as per the Hindu traditional calendar and Georgian calendar, Deepavalli, Pongal, Amavasya, Vaikunta Ekadashi and other festivals related to Lord Shiva. These festivals are celebrated in grand manner with much festivity and charishma in this particular temple. Local people plus devotees cooperation and pilgrims of far and near makes this temple as most sought after temple in the district.