is one of the 7 Shivastalams in Kongu Nadu, and a protected monument.
This temple is regarded as the 2nd of the 7 Tevara Stalams in
the Kongu Region of Tamilnadu.
Subramanyar is said to have worshipped Shiva here after his heroic Soorasamharam,;
Durvasar is said to have brought the Mullai tree stala vriksham from Karpaka Lokam. It is
believed that worshipping here, relieves those with mental ailments.
Sundarar & Cheraman Perumal upon arriving here lost their wealth to a group of
bandits; upon singing his patikam recovered the lost wealth. There are 2 images of
Sundarar here depicting his state of mind prior to and after the incident. Kooppidu
Pillayar Temple on the way to Avinashi is
associated with Vinayakar pointing out this temple to Sundarar.
The Temple: Several inscriptions are seen in this temple which covers
an area of about an acres, surrounded by high walls. The Maadeswarar - Mangalambika temple
nearby is considered to be the original Tirumuruganpoondy temple;A large Nandi -
visible from a distance substitutes the traditional gopuram in a mandapam situated in
front of the shrine. Natarajar's tandavam here is Bhrama Tandavam. The sun's rays
illuminate the sanctum during the winter and summer solstices in this West facing temple.
Festivals: The annual Bhrammotsavam falls in the month of Maasi
(Aquarius), and the chariot festival falls on the seventh day - Magham. Bhrama Tandavam is
the feature of the 10th day of the festival.Other festivals observed here are Arudra
Darisanam, Kartikai Deepam, Vinayaka Chaturthi and Skanda Sashti.