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Sri Palvananathar Temple is in Sivapuri in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu. This is padal petra sthalam and is 4th in the series.

The temple was constructed during 8th century. It covers an area of around 1 acre and has a 3 tiered gopuram.

The Lord Shiva here was worshipped by Thirunavukarasar, Thirugnasambandar and Arunagirinathar.

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Parking Difficulty : Easy
Walking Needed : Less than 100 meters inside the temple
Time Needed : 20-30 minutes
Open Timings : 5.00 AM to 12:00 Noon and from 4.00 PM to 8.00 PM
Still Photography : Not Allowed inside the Inner Sanctum
Video Photography : Not Allowed inside the Inner Sanctum
Moolavar : Thirumeninaathar / Sornamalai
Sthala Vruksham : Arasu /Punnai
Theertham : Bhagaveri River (Gundaaru)
Traditional Name: Thiruchuzhi
Padal : Sundarar
Tropical Climate for most part of the year. Wear Cotton (March-November)
Wear Traditional Dress. Cover yourself decently
Avoid Shoes
Nearest Railway Station : Kodai Road Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Madurai Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH32
Nearest Landmark : Kodai Market

According to legends, this temple was near Kollidam river and due to extensive damage, it was later shifted to Shivapuri. This temple Kala Bairavar is similar to the one in Kasi Viswanathar Temple in Varanasi. Hence, locally this temple is known as Bhairavar temple.

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