Speciality of this temple being that all its deities are present with their consorts. They are Lord Pallikondeswarar(Lord Shiva) consorts with Goddess Sarva Mangalambikai, Lord Valmikeswarar consorts with Goddess Maragathambigai, Lord Vinayaka along with Siddhi, Buddhi, Lord Kubera consortd with Goddess Sanganidhi and Goddess Padumanidhi. Surutappali is the only temple that Lord Dakshinamoorthy graces with his consort Tara(Hindu Astral Goddess). Lord Dakshinmoorthy is very stylish sitting posture with his left leg raised and his consort peeping through from behind. This special appearance of Lord called as 'Thambadya Dakshinamoorthy'. By performing Pujas on Jupiter transit day, devotee bestowed with marriage boons, couple reunion and bless with happy and peaceful life.
Greatness of this temple
Lord Lingothbhavar is situated behind Lord Valmikeswarar facing west direction. LordShiva is standing inside a Lingam depicting endless column of a fire. Lord Brahma is situated on the right side of the sanctum wall. A beautifully painted Nandhi at an elevated height in the huge open space is in the front of the temple. After entering the temple through the small Rajagopuram, the shrine of Lord Valmikeswarar and Goddess Maragathambigai is on the left side and the shrine of Lord Pallikondeswarar is on the right side.
Auspicious Shivarathri in the month of Feb-March, Aipasi Annabishekam in the month October-November, and Tiruvadhirai in the month of December are the festival celebrated in this temple.