Sri Vilvaranyesvarar Temple is a Lord Shiva temple in Thirukolambathur in Thiruvarur district in Tamil Nadu. It is one of the padal petra sthalam and the Lord Shiva here was worshipped by Thirugnasambandar.
According to legends, when Thirugnasambar arrive here, there were floods on Vettaru river, so Thirugnasambandar worshipped Lord Shiva which made to cross the river using a ferry without ferrymen.
Padal Petra Sthalam
This is one of the 276 temples mentioned in Devaram which are collections of songs of these temples by Thirunavukkarasar, Thirugnasambandar, Sundarar and Manickavasagar. These collection of songs composed by the great saints describe many of these temples, deities, history, legends, sthala vruksha, temple ponds and other details about the god and temple.