is one of the six holy temples dedicated to Lord Muruga. It has many uniques
that demand special attention. It is here Lord Shanmuga showed his cosmic form
and destroyed the formidable surapadma; it is here Shanmuga used Devendra as his
vehicle the military operations; it is here exist grand separate temples for
both Siva and Muruga, it was this temples Moolavar robbed by a Dutch despoiler
and dropped into sea by the divine sport of the Lord; it is to the building of
this temple tower, the Lord performed the miracle of changing ashes and salt
into gold to making payment to the labourers and finally it this temple built by
Maya at the bidding of Shanmuga.
beautiful arch through which devotees pass springs a surprise; for, from here
for about a mile around the temple there exists a shaded shelter facilitating
easy pradakshana for the visitors.