Shanmugar Temple is located about 20 km from Mayiladuthurai
, Nagappattinam District. The temple deity is Lord Muruga
in standing posture along with his consorts Valli and Devayanai. The temple has a Rajagopuram
and two prakarams. Inscriptions from the temple reveal that the temple dates back to the Chola
period. There are separate shrines for Bhramapureeswarar, Anandavalli,
in the temple.
, the major festival here, is celebrated in the Tamil month of Aippasi (mid October – mid November). Other festivals are Kartikai Deepam, Arudra Darisanam and Chittirai Vishu.