Its plus points are many. Among
them, the Sthala Vinayakar installed in the innermost prakara is a potent murti, who inspired
Muthuswami Dikshitar to compose that inimitable master piece
Vatapiganapathimbaje, which is given pride of place in any concert sung by any artiste, at any time in
any place. Another unique feature that greets us here-the huge image of Nandi in
standing posture Somakamalambigai, the consort of Thyagarajaswamy is called Padithandal; for, her icon is never
taken out in procession. A befitting name, isn't it?
In the adjoining temple installed the image of Devi Kamalambigai in sitting yogasana
posture here we find Navagrahas in a row. A rarity. In the second prakara there is a
shrine for Rudra Druga, to whom worship is offered in Rahukalam alone. The
walls and ceilings are adorned with painting of high craftsmanship. Outside the prakara
there is a separate mini-shrine where the story of Manuneethi Cholan, who held the scales even
by driving out the chariot over his son for causing death to a boy by his rash -driving is sculptured.
A never-to-miss-the spot for visitation and prostration to such matchless justice
Of the annual festivals celebrated,
Panguni Brahmotsavam merits mention. The car called Azhi Ther in which the
Utsavamurti of Thyagarajaswamy is taken out is the biggest in the Tamil Nadu temples.
It needs 8000 devout, sturdy men to draw. It is a rare spectacle that remains in minds for ever, if seen.
With many such unsurpassed splendid features this temple is drawing a steady influx of yatris
throughout the year.