as one of the Pancha bhuthasthalas, where Tejolinga is worshipped since time immemorial, this divya kshetra adorned several pages in almost all genres of
literature. And in many languages at it. The temple one of the biggest that our
Punya Bharat is proud of enjoyed royal patronage munificently. It occupies 25
acres of land and serves a royal banquet to the eyes with its tall gopuras,
broad prakaras, vast mahadwaras and sculptural adornments that defy description.
There are scores of mini-shrines adorned with several adorable deities like
Muruga, Vinayaka, Bhairava to speak a few. The Lord goes by other popular names
of Arunagirinathar and Annamaliar. Worship is made to an imposing black linga
called Tejo linga. The sports he played and miracles demonstrated fill several
volumes that could overflow big racks set apart for religious literature.
the left of Annamalinathar's shrine lies the Mother's shrine which is equally
huge in dimensions and rich and superb in
sculptural embellishments. Vastness in every thing greets the eyes and lifts the
souls of the visitors. The Mother's icon about 3 feet in height is made of black
granite. The rustling silk dress and dazzling jewels together with colourful
garlands heighten the mesmerizing charms of the Mother and they raise the hands
of the visitors in veneration sooner than coming into her sight. Elaborate
agamic prayer services are offered along with several festivals celebrated on a
grand scale periodically. The word goes that she is extravagant in granting
boons and confers mukti instantly, if she is satisfied with unalloyed bhakti.
There are many mini-shrines inside her sannidhi, like Navagraha mandapam etc.
is a rail head on Villupuram-Katpadi southern railway and is accessible by four
wheelers from many towns nearby.