trunk of the Konrai tree which is the Sthala-vriksha is sacred and, to avoid the ravages
of nature', the trunk has been cop
plated and preserved.Inside the temple there is an idol of Manickavachakar, which is
worshipped with all ceremonial rites and rituals. The sculptural work the temple is
exquisite. It is, perhaps, the best architectural marvel South India. Although the figures
carved are seen everywhere in Southern temples, still the workmanship and the vivid
portraiture of here are worth seeing.
A portion, of the Mandapam is built of stone which from a distance, looks like a zephyr
work of wood, set together so nicely that an English-man fired a shot at one corner to
know its real structure. The bulletshot could make a hole of about an inch in
circumference. Another ma of construction of this temple is that the rays of the setting
sun always fall on the sanctum sanctorum although it is inside three prakarams!