It is home to a hill temple bearing a cave shrine to Vyagra Narasimha and a temple to Malleswara Shiva. The hill is also known as Sobhanachalam or Sobhanadri. The hill temple also has shrines to Rajyalakshmi, and the Alwar saints of Tamil Nadu. The Varaha theertham or tank is located to the west of the hill. Legend has it that Vishnu in his Varaha avatara dug out this tank, and hence the name Varaha pushkarini. The word kiri refers to Varaha, and hence the name - Akiripalli.
Legend: A king by the name of Subhavrata meditated and was blessed with a vision of Narasimha and Shiva on this hill. The hill is known as Sobhanadri after the king Subhavrata.
Festivals: This temple celebrates adhyayanotsavam, Ratha Saptami with a chariot procession, the full moon night in the month of Kartika and so on. The Nammalwar Adhyayanotsavam is celebrated in this temple once a year.