now this is a daily sight in each temple. Sivili Mandapam. is a long corridor which forms
a circuit round the inner temple, flanked on either side by the familiar row of Yalis
supporting the roof. The rows of Yalis produce a fine effect of symmetry and grandeur. The
stone pillars supporting the roof depict the Dravidian style of excellence, as if
the sculptor in his great religious devotion has poured in his lifes blood in each
stroke of his chisel. The result is the life-like pictures carved on mere stone.
The main festivals are in Panguni (March -
April) and Chitra (April May).
The legend connected with the place is that
when, during the period of the great deluge, Lord Vishnu was having a peaceful slumber in
the Milky Ocean for years untold, gradually a lotus appeared from his navel with the
inkling of desire for creation in His mind.