(Last Updated on : 20-11-2015)
The word Avinashi means indestructible. This is one of the seven Shivastalams. Avinashi is also called Dakshina Varanasi.
Inscriptions reveal that the Cholas, Pandyas and the Hoysalas made extensive endowments to this temple.
: Sundaramoorthy Nayanar on his way to Tiruvanchikulam is said to have rescued a boy from the clutches of a crocodile and this event is commemorated during the 'Mudalai Vaai Pillai' Utsavam on Panguni Uththiram.
.Ambal's sanctum is to the right of Avinasiappar's sanctum. The Kasi Gangai Theertham is in the form of a well. The Kaalabhairava shrine is held in reverence. And is offered Vadai Maalai during worship.
This temple has two prakarams and is adorned with Navaranga mandapam in the inner prakaram. The mandapam is in front of Ambal sanctum and has some great sculptures. There is a large nandi and a carved image of a scorpion in the Ambal sanctum. Several some beautiful carvings here and this temple is a protected monument under the Archeological survey of India.
: The annual Bhrammotsavam is celebrated in the month of Chittirai.