This is the 93rd Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in hymns.
This is a small village. Temple is facing south. Lords Vinayaka, Viswanatha, Sthala Vinayaka, Muruga, Bhairava and the four Saivite Saints shrines are together with the shrine of the presiding deity. Ambika is in a separate shrine.
The temple is linked with the Enkan temple. There are also other famous Shiva temples praised in the hymns around as Enkan, Kudavayil, Peruvelur, Manakkal and Kattoor
Theertham is sittuated in front of the temple. After take bath from the theertham and lighting lamp for lord will cure the skin disease.
People pray here for cure from serious skin diseases as leprosy and for child boon. They bathe in the sacred spring and pray to Lord and Mother.
The wicked sages in Tharukavanam performed a yajna and created a wild elephant to destroy Lord Shiva. Lord simply stripped the skin of the animal and used it as a blanket. He held a deer in His hand. Destroyed a demon, Muyalagan by name and danced on his body in this place. Sage Kabila worshipped Lord in this place.
This is also a place of importance in Tamil political history. Pandya king Nedunchezhian defeated the other Tamil kings and was honoured as Thalayalanganathu Cheru (war) Vendra (conquered) Nedunchezhian Conqueror of Thalayalanganam.
Devotees believe that their prayer to Lord in the temple would cure them of leprosy and also bless them with a child.
Thai New Moon day in January-February; Masi Shivrathri in February-March and Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November are the festivals celebrated in the temple.
The temple is open from 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 6.00 a.m. and 8.00 p.m.