The Kumbheswarar temple is situated in the centre of the city. It has four Prakarams and scores of
minishrines with big Mandapams. The main tower is 128 feet high and it dominates the city by its height
and beauty. And is seen for miles around. The famous Sthalavriksha - Vanni tree is found in the third
prakaram, which houses a beautiful shrine with a huge icon of Vinayaka. It is locally known as Adi Vinayaka
here, perhaps for the reason, similar ones in other places came only next to it in point of time.
The temple contains many worth -
seeing sculptural marvels bearing the stamp of Dravidian style. Of them, the Navagraha mandapam
treasures up a master piece. A single stone adorned with the carvings of the 27
Nakshtras and 12 Rasis is the biggest draw of this temple. Another, the Subrahmanya
image with six heads but six hands, and stone cut Nandaswarams - done artistically attract the visitors
and receive due veneration. The Pujas and Festivals are performed according to Agamic injunctions.
And they are performed with devotion due.