The temple situated on the eastern coast of the island is a marvel of Dravidian art.
The sanctum covers an area of 15 acres about 865 feet from east to west and 657 feet
from North to South and is surrounded by high walls on all four sides with tall
imposing gopurams on three sides - east, west and south, and the one on the North is
yet to be finished. It has three prakaras containing the most beautiful corridors a spell binding
the like of which the world has yet to produce and likely may not, due to theism given a decent farewell by
There are several mandapams housing many
minishrines with spacious halls Infront for celebrating occasional pujas and are adorned with rare
sculptures to attract both theists and connoisseurs alike. As the visitors enter through the eastern
gate after bath in Agnithirtham-part of Mahodati, they are greeted by Anjaneya enshrined in a beautiful
minishrines. The statue painted in red is in the North Indian type.
As they move further, they are bewildered at the rows of gigantic statues of Sethupathis - mounted
on high pedestals forming the lower part of massive pillars of the Mandapam.