This Palatial temple of yore was built over centuries by various rulers - the Chola (1018 - 1278 AD), Chera (1312 - 1342) and Vijayanagar kings (1400 - 1600 AD). The temple has two gopurams, five spacious corridors and two temple tanks - Ananda Saras and Golden Lotus tank. The temple features beautiful painting works depicting the Lords of 108 Divya Desams.
The annual Brahmotsavam celebrated in the Tamil month of Vaikasi (May-June). Garuda Seva conducted on the third day of the Brahmotsavam is an important part of the festival. The temple also conducts float festival three times a year.