DEEPAM AND SRAVANA VRATAM:
Every month, Sravanam day is
celebrated in a grand manner in this temple, when thousands of devotees
congregate and worship the Lord. The Sravana Deepam function, Which is held at about 11 a.m. on that
day is a big event that atracts pilgrims from all
over the country and abroad. Taking only saltless
food on that day is regarded as Sravana Vratam.
Nammazhvar exclaims in his
verse, singing the glory of this Lord, that he has
no equal and so, the deity here is called "Oppiliappan".
The Pushkarini (Temple Tank) here is known as "Ahoratra Pushkarini",
meaning that bathing is specially permissible
here, both during day and night. The vimana,
meaning " pure happiness ".
The Lord here graciously grants all desires of His devotees,
like long life, sound health, abundant wealth, successful marriage and
pleasing progeny. As a token of their abundant gratitude to the beneolent Lord, the devotees offer several things in
cash or kind and conduct various prarthana