Thiruchirukudi is located near Thiruvarur.
Lord of the temple is praised in the Thevaram hymns of Saint Gnana Sambandar.This is the 60th Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns
Lord Shiva in the temple is a swayambumurthy Linga made of sand.
The place is named Sukshma Pureeswaram as couples separated earlier had a re-union here. The temple is praised by Saint Tirugnana Sambandar in his Thevaram hymns. Sun God, Sage Vishwamitra and Gandharvas had worshipped Lord in this temple.
Planet Mars-Angaraka had his curse relieved in this temple. Those under adverse aspects of this planet will overcome delays in their marriages and the sick will be cured, if they worship him in the temple.