It is located in centre of the town. It is one of the most ancient
temples of Tamil Nadu. The top roof of the sanctrum sanctorum is
covered with gold plates and strings. The presiding deity of the
temple is representative of air, one of the five elements of the
universe, and is known as 'Akasa Lingam'. There is a shrine known
as Chitrakootam dedicated to lord Govindarajan.adjacent to the Nataraja
shrine. There are five halls in the temples - Nritha Sabha is the
Hall of Immortal Dance. This sabha has fifty pillars depicting dancing
figures. Here, the stone pulsates with rhythm and life. Deva sabha
is the hall of festivals and meeting place of the administrators.
The Raja sabha is the 1000 pillars-hall measuring 103 meters and
58 meters wide where the Pandya, the Cholas and others celebrated
The Sivakamiamman temple, the Sivaganga Tank and the thousand pillar
hall are also important features of the temple.
The Thillai Kali Amman Temple is at the northern end of the
town. It was built by a Chola king who ruled between 1229 A.D and
It is a residential university, founded by Raja Sri annamlai
Chetiar. It is on the eastern outskirts of the town and is a great
center of TamilNadu learning and Karnatic music.