Presiding Deity: Dakshapureeswarar
Hymns By: Thirugnanasambandar
Goddess: Ilamkombanayal (Balambika)
Nivedhana: Curd Rice and Plain rice (Havis)
Holy tree: Jack tree
Holy water: Uthiravedhi
Scriptural name: Thirupariyalur
Devotees visit this temple for relief from various afflictions as this is the place where Lord Shiva performed heroic deeds.
Of the Atta Veeratta sthalas, Thiruparial is the fourth. This is sung by Arunagirinathar. There is a separate chamber for Sun, hence no place for the Navagrahas. This is a place where Lord Shiva destroyed Daksha and his Yagna. Devotees can see Daksha at the feet of the Lord.
Archanas and abishek offered to Lord and Goddess.
Thiruparialur is 7 Kms east of Mayiladuthurai in Nagapattinam district. Accomodation is available in Mayiladuthurai. Conveyance also available from Mayiladuthurai to Sembonar and mini bus from there. Nearest railway station is Mayiladuthurai and the airport Trichy, Chennai.
The last Sunday of Karthika month is a festival day with procession of the Lord. The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
As a devotee of Lord Shiva, Daksha earned boons from the Lord but became very proud in behaviour to the extent of even humiliating Him. The Lord withdrew the boons. Hence the name Thiruparialur. (Taking back what was once given) Daksha is also the father of Dakshayani, Consort of Lord Shiva. While performing a Yagna, Daksha failed to honour Lord Shiva first (Mudal Mariyadai) . The angry Lord taught a lesson to Daksha and Devas for their arrogance by destroying his Yagna and himself through Veerabadra in Thiruparialur. A tooth of Sun was broken here. To atone for his mistake, Sun is in the temple mediating upon Lord Shiva.