is the corrupt form of Gudipallam-a combination of two words, Gudi
and pallam, standing for the temple built by Pallava kings. It is
found in inscriptions as Tiruvirappambedu also. The temple called
Parasurameswaralayam is built on the banks of Suvaranamukhi river.
There is a fascinating tale about this place. It runs-once there was
a devotee by name Parasurameswara, who was worshipping Lord Siva
regularly with exceptional ardour using flowers grown in his tank
nearby. The flowers were odd in shape and colours, and grand to look
at. The Lord was pleased and conferred bliss on him. Seeing this
unseen, a demon one day ventured to pluck all the flowers and
offered to Siva. Finding the transgression grievous, the pious
Sivabhatka entered into a fierce boxing bout with the demon. When
the vanquished demon was about to be crushed, Lord Siva appeared and
blessed the both with their desire of Sayujyamukti - merging in him.
A big hollow was made in that ground during their fight. A temple
that was built later here was called Gudimallam, according to one
version. This temple was built in the twelth century AD by Pallavas.