Shiva is said to have appeared in the form of a hunter and then blessed Arjuna with the Pasupatastram & this event is enacted during the festival in the month of Vaikasi.
Saint Tirunavukkarasar had sung the glory of Lord of the temple in his Thevaram hymns.
This is the 35th Shiva temple on the northern bank of Cauvery praised in hymns. The bows Gandipam and Pinakam are said to have been formed here.
There are festival images of Arjuna, and Shiva with the Pasupatastram.
Many villages around this shrine are associated with the legend of Arjuna's encounter with Shiva.
Eesanporveli is where Arjuna is believed to have fought with Shiva, and Villeruttaan Kuttai is where Arjuna's bow is said to have been broken by Shiva.
There is no special Sabha for Lord Nataraja. Lord Vishnu graces from a separate temple.
Son of King of Kambeli got back his eye sight by the grace of Lord in this temple.
Thirvetkalam Pasupatheeswarar Temple is located in the vicinity of the Annamalai University at Chidambaram and is very similar to the one at Sivapuri nearby.
Tiruvetkalam is the 2nd in the series of Tevara Stalangal on the northern banks of the river Kaveri in the Chola region of Tamilnadu. Also near this temple is the Shivastalam Tirukkazhippalai. It is associated with legends from the Mahabharatam.
The annual festival in this temple is celebrated in the Tamil month of Vaikashi on the Vishaka asterism where the stalapuranam of the temple is enacted.
Festivities are also held during Sivaratri and during the Navaratri season.Masi Magam in February-March and Panguni Uthiram in March-April are the festivals celebrated in the temple.Lord Shiva in the temple is a swayambumurthy in an anthill form.Lord is facing east and Ambica in penance form is facing north in this temple with a 7 tier Rajagopuram and 2 Prakaras.
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.