This temple was built by the Chola Kings during the 12th century AD and is regarded as a sacred temple. According to the ancient Legend, once when Lord Shiva was deeply involved in cosmic dance, the jewels from his feet were fell into the earth and scattered in 5 places. Thiruvalangadu is one among them. It is considered as one among the 275 famous Shaivite temples.
The temple is good in its architecture. The chief deity of the temple is known as “Vadaranyeswarar” and the Mata Parvati is called as, “Vandarkuzhali Amman”. The temple tree is a large banyan tree. The great Karaikkal Ammaiyar visited this place and worshipped Lord Shiva.
Nearby this temple there is no proper hotels, hence the devotees are requested to prepare food from their homes, and they can carry it to the temple, and after having the darshan of Lord Shiva, they can consume it in the temple itself. Prasad items are also available in the temple at a reasonable rate.
Shivraathri and Thiruvadirai are the two important festivals which are celebrated in a grand manner in this temple, and lot of devotees from all parts of Tamil Nadu visits this holy temple, to have the glimpse of the divine father and mother. By visiting and worshipping the deities in this temple, we can get all kinds of prosperity in our life.