There is one school here with boarding and lodging facilities, conducted solely for teaching the Vedas. There are many Vahanams, some of which are made of silver. At the time of Canatic
War, which took place in the 18th century between the British and the French, this temple
and Lord Ranganatha's temple at Srirangam were used as forts.
Once, there was a cook in this temple named Kalamegam. He was an ardent devotee of Siva. One day, when he was sleeping within the temple premises, Devi Akhilandeswari appeared before him and spat into his mouth the betel that she was munching. The cook immediately obtained wisdom and went into poetic raptures. Later, he became a very great Tamil poet and earned a name as Kavi Kalamegam.
There are lands, buildings and groves belonging to this temple, which fetch an annual income of Rs. 10,000/- to the Devasthanam; the Hundi collections and other donations exceed Rs. 20,000/- and the value of Vahanams, jewels and cars is estimated at Rs. 1,50,000/-. It is said that this place was visited by the three great Tamil saints Tirunavukkarasar, Sambandar and Sundarar and by Adi Sankara.