The historical name of this temple is Talaichangadu Nanmathiam believed to be more than 500 years old. ( Talai sangam refers to the first congregation of Tamil poets believed to have taken place near here.)
Chandra worshipped Lord here to get relief from a curse he had incurred and it is believed that devotees worship Perumal here to overcome adverse aspects of moon.
In this temple we find the Lord in a standing position facing East adorning a crescent moon on his head like Shiva and God here is known as Nanmathia Perumal and Chandra Saabha Harar meaning one who relieved moon from the curse .
The Utsava Moorthy is known as Vensudar and His consort is Senkamalli Thayar.
The vimanam above the sanctum is known as Chandra vimanam.
This temple , a divyadesam of Vishnu is very small and Tirumangai Azhwar had extolled the virtues of Lord here by singing beautiful hymns.
This temple is situated in a perfect village setting with lush green fields and coconut trees in a very tranquil atmosphere . One gets peace of mind here in the lap of divinity.
I doubt if there are any regular buses plying to this place. It is better to hire a cab to visit this place..
Worship here starts only at 9 am so plan accordingly .
Please check the temple timings provided below.