Famous as Agneeswaram in legends, it is an ancient tempt housing many highest
divinities, such as Lord Siva, Muruga, Vinayaka and Surya Bhagawan. It is here
Arunagirinathar receiving Sivanugraha lived for years and carried on his
devotional activities. It is a twin' temple enshrining the images of father and
son in the names of Adinathar and Adikumara, and their legends art many and
awe-some also. It has sacred thirthas, like Sankhu, which blesses the bathers
with keen intellectual powers and the other Sarpanadi which flows like serpent.
Adi Amavasya and Thai Amavasya are deemed very important and special worship is
offered on these days. Another most adorable deity is Poyya Vmayakar and he is
worshipped with sweet verses by Arunagirinathar. He blesses the devotees
granting bliss, gnana etc. Annual festivals like Vinayaka Chaturthi is
celebrated on a grand scale. Here Muruga flanked by Valli and Devasena gives
darsan, and the icons are
specimens of exquisite craftsmanship. Some traditions followed here are
quite unique and they are deemed more efficacious than those of Palani temple.
It lies about 10
km off Trichy, accessible by bus.