This temple is closely associated with Sundaramoorthy Nayanar who is said to have
sought & received initiation here, hence the name Tavaneriappar or Sishta
Gurunathar. This is the 15th of the 22 Tevara Stalams in the Nadu
Naadu region of Tamilnadu.
has it that Naradar, Surya, Bhrama, Vishnu, Rama, Sita, Bheema and Agasthyar
worshipped Shiva here. There is a shrine to Varadaraja Perumal here.
Navaratri and Aippasi Pournami are the important festivals celebrated here.