Built during the Konga Cholas reign in the 12th-13th century, the temple was built during the period of Kongu Sundara Pandian and Kongu Tribhuvana Chakravarthi Vikrama Chola according to epigraphic findings. The temple faces east with one Prakara and accommodates the shrine of Shiva which is opposite to Rajagopura. Lord Muruga in the sanctum sanctorum graces the devotees with his consorts Valli and Deivanai with one face and four hands. Known for its architectural richness, the idol of the presiding deity Muruga, in the divine form of Arulmigu Subramanya Swamy with its covering frame (Thiruvachi) and the peacock is made of a single stone.
The stone carvings in this 700 year old temple sheds light on the origin of the name Pollachi. The carvings carry the word “Pozhil Vaichi” in Tamil which is translated as land of abundant Natural wealth and prosperity.
SPECIAL POOJAS & FESTIVALS:
Soorasamhara Sashti Utsav in October-November,
Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January,
Maha Shivrathri in February-March and
Sri Rama Navami in March-April
The temple is open from 7.00 – 10.00am and from 5.00 – 8.00pm.