the legendary accounts of the temple date back to the Satyayuga,
inscriptional evidence fixes its construction, expansion and
patronage to the Pallava kings first and Vijayanagara rulers later.
The inscriptions preserved give authenticity to several aspects of
its construction, like the name of patrons, and the nature of
endowments made. The temple administration was passed on to
Emperumanar Jeer in the fifties of sixteenth century. It was the
Peria Jeer of Tirupathi, who magnanimously appointed one of his
disciples Emperumanar by name to minister to the needs of the ever
increasing influx of pilgrims. And since then it is being maintained
by his successors with due devotional fervour.
It is now under the
aegis of Venerable Thiru Srinivasa Ramanuja Chariar, the 25th Jeer,
his able and efficient Trusteeship, the temple has launched
renovation programme, mainly concerning Towers. Philanthropists and
theists are generously contributing their mighty mite to celebrating
annual Brahmotsavams and festivals. It is now under the supervision
of the H.R. & CE Administration of Tamil Nadu Govt. and with its
timely guidance and munificent provisions; it is striving to keeping
up its past glorious name and hoary, traditions with the observance
of-routine pujas and periodical functions.