The temple of Sattanathaswami at Shiyali, a taluk in the Tanjore District, is a sacred
Siva shrine. This place is about i52 miles from Madras. It is also known as Brahma- puram,
Venupuram, etc. There are twenty-two Teerthams here. People visit in hundreds and
thousands to take their bath in the tanks and worship the Lord. It is
said that once even Lord Vishnu, Brahma, Brihaspati,-Indra, Surya, Chandra and Rahu came
to Shiyali to worship the Lord.