There is also a garden for various plants representing various Rasis and Nakshatras in the outer prakaram. There is a 5 feet buddha statue, present in the right side (north side), and the temples tank is present at the left side (south side) before the entrance of the 2nd Rajagopuram. Lord Vinayaga Idol and Kodimaram is present before the 2nd Gopuram. Huge Nandhi can be seen after entering the 2nd Gopuram. On the second precinct, the sanctum is built on an elevated structure.
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How to Reach:
The Temple is located at about 400 meters from Panruti, 2 Kms from Panruti Bus Stand, 2 Kms from Panruti Railway Station, 25 Kms from Cuddalore, 25 Kms from Villupuram, 35 Kms from Neyveli, 44 Kms from Puducherry, 162 Kms from Trichy and 199 Kms from Chennai.
This Temple is located at about 2 Kms to south-west of Panruti Bus Stand on the north bank of river Kedilam. Town bus services from Panruti to Cuddalore goes via Thiruvathigai. One must get down at Thiruvathigai temple bus stop and walk a short distance to reach the temple. Another Paadal Petra Sthalam, Thiruthuraiyur is located at about 10 Kms. from this Temple.
Nearest Railway Station is located at Panruti (2 Kms). Buses and Taxis are available to reach this temple from Panruti Railway Station.
Nearest Airports are located at Chennai (165 Kms) and Trichy (167 Kms).
The immense benefit the devotee derives here is total peace of mind. Every disease will be cured by prayer, stomach related pains and ulcers in particular by applying the sacred ash and consuming it, freedom from enemies, disappearance of any curse following the family generation after generation, releasing the ancestors too from their sins ensuring total salvation are the benefits awaiting the devotee in this temple. Those seeking child boon consume the milk used in the abishek of Lord. People also pray for job opportunities, family prosperity also. Devotees seeking the grace of Lord Veerattaneswarar are relieved from the three basic evils glued with humans – viz. Aanavam-arrogance, Kanma, that which follows birth after birth and illusion. Devotee visiting this temple reaps the benefit of seeing the Lord in his abode Kailash. Those facing delays in wedding pray here for early good results. The devotee should bow down while wearing the Vibhuti-sacred ash.
People decorate the entrance of sanctum sanctorum with garlands (Nilamalai) and do traditional offers as Pottu Kattudhal, offer Mangal Sutra to Mother, perform Trishadi archana containing 300 or Sahasranama archana with 1008 names of the Lord, break coconuts, perform abishek to Lord with curd, fruit juices, green coconut, Panchamritham a mixture of five ingredients, scented powders, gingelly oil, sandal, rosewater sacred ash Vilwa leaves etc. and abishek with conches and Kalasas. Abishek is performed to Mother with turmeric powder. Devotees offer vastras to Mother and Lord. They also feed the visiting devotees.