This is a madakkovil built at an elevation by Kochenkan Cholan, who has built 78 other
temples of this nature. It is considered to be the 71st in the series of Tevara Stalams in
the Chola kingdom located south of the river Kaveri. The temple is located at a distance of 5 km from the Nannilam
railway station. Tirukkondeeswaram is located
nearby. This temple is also known as Madhuvanam, and Shiva is also known as Prakaasa
Legends: Surya is said to have worshipped at this temple
referred to as Perum Kovil by Sundaramoorthy Nayanar - hence Brihadeeswarar. The
Bhramma Theertham is to the North of the temple. Legend has it that the Devas in the
form of bees worshipped Shiva here; there are 2 beehives here, one in Somaskandar's shrine
and another in the Subramanya shrine.
The Temple: This small temple has 2 prakarams and a small Rajagopuram.
The Soola Theertham (created with the trident of Shiva) is located to the north of the
temple. The bronze image of Bhoga Sakthi is always housedin Shiva's sanctum. A flight of
steps lead to the shrines of Somaskandar, Dakshinamurthy and Nartana Ganapati. There
is a shrine to Mahadevalingam - associated with Bhrahmas worship and a
shrine to Agatheeswarar.
Festivals: Four worship services are offered each day. Vaikasi
Visakam, Thai Poosam, Valli Tirumanam (Kartikai), Aani Tirumanjanam, Aadi Pooram, Aavani
Moolam and Skanda Sashti are celebrated here..