Legends: Paraasarar is worshipped here. Shiva blessed Sundaramoorthy Nayanar with a vision of the cosmic dance here. Karikal Valava Cholan resided for 8 years in this temple. Mahalakshmi and the saptarishis worshipped Shiva here. The presiding deity is also referred to as Taalavaneswarar.
Temple: There are two prakarams in this temple. The Tunaiyirunda Vinayakar shrine is important. There is a small shrine to Taalavaneswarar. There is an image of Paraasara Muni, who dropped a small portion of the celestial nectar into the Temple tank, Amrita Pushkarini here.