The assemblage of such rare divinities in the Garbhagriha
itself is another notable marvel accountable for the uniqueness of
the temple. Surprising it is to hear that the images are made of
neither metal, nor stone, but wood. And according to writings and
inscriptions they were installed in the dim past, say some scores of
centuries before, abut are withstanding the ravages of time, and
appearing fresh and bright. Is it not then a marvel of marvels? The
fact at once wrings veneration and impresses the visitors with the
divinity pervading the entire area.
As they leave the
sanctorum, they mutter audibly, "What's impossible to the Lord
of Lords, when He sent the mighty Mahabali to the neither world with
single, simple thrust? Yugas spay come and go, but the Daru Vigraha
will stand in its pristine, Purity, inerasable, luminosity and
stability, proclaiming to the world that God's ways are inscrutable
and they are to be adored before implementation for the good of
Thayar is called Poongovil, and is installed in a huge mandap, which
is a rare, specimen of engineering skill and architectural beauty.
Another surprising factor that greets the visitors is the Durga
shrine. Usually, Durga is worshipped in Saivate temples, but here
She is not only worshipped with utmost devotion, but she is
receiving special pujas for willingly accepting the role of the
custodian of the temple.