This is one of God Shiva temple on the northern river bank of Cauvery.( 62 ) Historical name is Thiruppalasiramam.Present name is Thiruvasi.God Shiva is called "Mattrurai Varadhar".Goddess is called Balambiga.It is said that she was born to a trader by name Kamalan & done hard penance under the Vannia tree.Later Shiva gave Dharshan to Her & married Her.Adikara nandhi appears with his consort below the Rajakopuram tower.Vinayaga is called selva vinayaga.During 7th century this area was ruled by the king Kolli Mazhavan.His daughter was suffering from an incurable disease.Frustrated,the king leaves her in this Shiva temple so that she is cured by the grace of God.Saint Sambandhar was visiting this temple.On hearing this, the king was also there to receive him.He told sambandhar about her daughter's condition.Sambandhar then prayed to God Shiva & sung ten verses in Devaram.On hearing this ,God Shiva was delighted,immediately blessed the girl & she was cured & became normal.God Shiva blessed her as Nataraja. Normally the devil muyalaga would be pressed under his foot.Here a serpent is there under his feet.In the later period,Sundharar came here to worship after visiting Thiruvanaikkaval. a lot of devotees used to accompany him.He used to feed them.To meet the expenditure,he used to demand gold from God Shiva in a friendly manner in his Devaram songs.God Shiva is very much fond of his Tamil songs.some times Shiva used to play & tease him in order to hear more songs from sundharar. Here also sundharar asked gold.As God Shiva delayed to give him gold,he got angry & asked in his songs whether God Shiva is there or not.After hearing this he got gold.In his mind , he was doubting the quality of the gold he received.At that time 2 persons came near Sudharar & asked him ,why he was looking at the gold.saying this,one of them got the gold from Sundharar & tested its purity.He told him that the quality was really good.The person who came with him too told that gold is pure one.Now the 2 persons disappeared.He heard a voice from the air.God shiva told Sundharar it was him only who tested the gold & the person accompanied him is none other than God Vishnu.தமிழில் தூய தங்கத்தினை பத்தரை மாத்து தங்கம் என்று கூறுவர்.இங்கு சிவன் அதனால்தான் "மாற்றுரைத்த வரதர்" என்று அழைக்கப் படுகிறார்.Goddess Mangalanayagi is blessing the small children to get relieved from balarishta dhoshas.This temple is in the bus route from Tiruchi to Salem at 13 kms from Tiruchi.You can see that Natarajar without muyalagan,a rare one.Bottom photo shows Sundharar.Photos from Dinamalar with thanks.We visited this temple during pradhosha time.We observed that local people participating in large number.We visited here around one and half year back.That time temple renovation work was being started. In the second photo below vinayagar,temple history is shown .