How to reach:
It is easily reached via salai road. The temple street is called PVS (Pancha varneshwara swamy) street. The present temple was supposedly built by the pallavas.
The Chola king Veera vathithan was once travelling on an elephant and the elephant became mad it was subdued by a Cockerel which saved the king hence he built the temple. Even today a Cockerel visits the temple daily evening during pooja.
Kochenka Cholan who built 78 temples was born in this place and was a great devotee of this lord.
Garuda, Brahma have worshipped here.
View from the outer Gate
There is a huge courtyard with a pond and lots of cows There was a Shivan under the sthalavruksham Vilva tree which the people were doing poojas to.
The outer courtyard
The Doorway in front of the nandi leads us into the inner praharam
The inner praharam has a huge Sannidhi for Gomathi ambal on the right facing South.
The main Sanctum has Shiva in the linga form facing east
There are 74 nayanmars statues on the side . The Gosta vigrahas around the main sanctum are Narthana Ganapathy, Dakshinamurthy , Ardhanari , Brahma, Durga and Chandikeshwarar.
There are separate sannidhis for Vinayaka, Murugan, Gajalakshmi. The Chandikeshwara here is quite tall about 4 feet. The pillared hall has a number of exquisite carvings like the multi faced ganapathy, Thandava Shiva and Kali below.
The temple legend