Though scores of temples are studded to the gates of the city and every shrine merits visiting at least
once for darsan, only a few are visited and frequented by the bhaktas. They include twelve chief
temples for Siva, four temples for Vishnu, and one solitary temple for Brahma.
And each has a legend, why more in some cases that is awe-inspiring due to participation by
the Trio as protagonists in the plays enacted for the sake of Jagadodharana.
If the narration is given full reins, pages roll into books, and books overflow several
Hence the limitation and that alone
sustains interest and enkindles devotion preparing for a visit. Judicious selection yields right
solution. More than the temples in the town, other worth visiting shrines situated within a radius of
20 KM have a great antiquity and awesome associations, deserving indispensable visitation. Temples
like Nachiar koil, Uppliappan koil, Patteeswaran koil, Suryanar koil, Tribhuvanam temple are only a few
that fall under this category.