Legends: Parvati was relieved of a curse (form of a parrot) here. This incident and their divine marriage happened on Makara Sankaranti hence it is regarded as Mangala Kshetram. A devotee of Shiva was brought back to life in this shrine.
Temple: A five tiered gopuram sits atop the entrance to this temple. It has two prakarams covering an area of 3 acres. Murals depicting the stalapuranam is seen in the Ambal shrine. Inscriptions date back to the Pallavas, Raja Raja Chola and the Vijayanagar Emperors.
Festivals: Panguni Uthiram, Arudra Darisanam, Padinettaam Perukku, Vinayaka Chaturthi, Navaratri, Aadi Pooram and Skanda Sashti are the festivals celebrated here.