Paadal Petra Sthalams are the 275 Siva temples that are revered in the Tevaram (Teva+Aaram = God’s Garland) verses of the Nayanars, with at least one verse dedicated to the specific temple.
Temple on the banks of the Kollidam river, considered the birthplace of Nandi
Paadal Petra Sthalam and the birthplace of Nambiyandar Nambi, without whom we would not have the Tevaram!
Where Siva as Guru, initiated Parvati to the truth of OM, the Pranava Mantram
Where Indra was absolved of his sins for killing demons and having Sage Dadhichi part with his spine
Paadal Petra Sthalam near Chidambaram associated with Kiratarjuneeyam
Paadal Petra Sthalam that rids devotees of the fear of death, and where Amman appeared as Vishnu !
Paadal Petra Sthalam where Lakshmi worshipped Siva, and where Parasurama and Jamadagni worshipped as penance for the beheading of Renuka
Paadal Petra Sthalam more famous for the Siva devotee Pattinathar, than for Lord Siva Himself
One of 6 sthalams considered equivalent to Kasi, which Indra tried to move to Devalokam but failed
Paadal Petra Sthalam, considered as Aadi Chidambaram, where Vishnu witnessed Siva’s Ananda tandavam
Paadal Petra Sthalam associated with relief to Indra, and also the Vamana Avataram
Paadal Petra Sthalam and mukti sthalam of Chandesa Nayanar (Chandikeswarar)
Paadal Petra Sthalam and avatara sthalam of Chandesa Nayanar, this temple has several puranams associated with it
Paadal Petra Sthalam connected with the churning of the ocean, and where the Pandavas are said to have worshipped
Paadal Petra sthalam connected with the churning of the ocean and also Arjuna from Mahabharatam
Paadal Petra Sthalam and one of five Pancha-Ka kshetrams, Anjaneyar has worshipped Lord Siva here.
Paadal Petra Sthalam near Mayiladuthurai where Indra prayed to be able to witness Siva’s cosmic dance