Araneri Appar Temple is located in Achaleswaram, Tiruvarur near Mayiladuturai,TamilNadu. This Hindu Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This holy temple is one among 275 Shiva Shatalams.
Also known as Tiruvarur Araneri, this temple to Shiva is located in the Southern Prakaram of the grand Tyagaraja Temple at Tiruvarur.
Achaleswaram is regarded as the 88th in the series of Tevara Stalams in Chola Nadu south of the river Kaveri.The Chola Queen Sembian Mahadevi rebuilt this temple of stone (10th century).
This west facing temple consists of a sanctum and an ardhamandapam. Inscriptions from the period of Raja Raja Chola are found here.
The nich images here include those of Ardhanareeswarar, Durga, Bhikshatanar, Bhrama, Lingodbhavar, Dakshinamurthy, Agastyar and Natarajar.
Achaleswarar Temple, also known as Tiruvarur Araneri Temple, is a highly revered shrine situated at Achaleswaram, in Tiruvarur District of Tamil Nadu. The temple is situated on the southern part of the Tyagarajar Temple at Tiruvarur.
The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva in the form of Achaleswarar along with his consort Achaleswari. It is believed that Saint Appar is said to have glorified this temple through his pathigams.
This ancient shrine was reconstructed by the Chola queen Sembian Mahadevi during the 10th century. This west facing temple comprises a sanctum, and an ardhamandapam which preserves several inscriptions dating back to the period of Raja Raja Chola.
Presiding Deity : Araneri Appar, Achaleswarar
Ambal : Vandaarkuzhali, Achaleswari
Patikam : Appar