On the outskirts of the city in Thyagaraja Nagar is the temple with a gigantic gate reminds you of the Meenakshi Temple at Madurai. Legend has it that about a century ago, two stones graced the place where the temple stands today. Then came a time when the city faced the wrath of a fatal epidemic of plague. In the quest of redress people started offering prayers to those stones. And ultimately the epidemic vanished. Later, the idol of the deity Rajarajeswari was installed. Lighting ‘lemon lamps’ is one of the special offerings people offer here.
Timings: 6.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. and 5 to 8.30 p.m.