|There are a few
stone inscriptions of note in this temple and eight of such inscriptions relate to the
period of the later Chola kings of Tanjore and the early Maharatta kings.Tirujnana
Sambandar, Tirunavukkarasu, Arunagirinathar, Vaduganta Desikar, Sivajnana Desikar,
Kumaraguruparaswami, Padikkasu. Tambiran, Chidambara Muni, etc., are the well-known saints
who visited and sang in praise of this shrine in the past.
This temple has extensive landed properties including 1176 acres of dry lands and 6105 of
wet lands. Jewels to the value of Rs. 1,60,750 are kept here to adorn the deities during
festival days, and in recent years many additions like silver and gold cover for the,
images, gem-set crown, etc., have been added to the collections by the devotees and the
head of the Dharmapuri Adheenam.
There is a big
car to take the image in procession during the Chitra festival and it was recently
constructed at a cost of Rs.
12000/-. Many silver and gold trays have also been endowed by the rich devotees and are
used during the important festivals. This temple is administered ably by the Dharmapuri