Sri Alzhiya Mannar Rajagopala Swamy Temple is at least a thousand years old and is one of the oldest temples in South India. Devotees come in large numbers from all parts of the country to this temple, to pay their respects to the presiding deity. It is generally believed that a visit to the temple cures any serious illnesses that the devotee suffers from.
The devout also believe that their sins wash away after they pay their respects to the deity in the temple. They believe a visiting the temple, at least once in their life can cure rare them and help them lead a normal life again.
The temple architecture is beautiful and is one of the reasons for its popularity among tourists as well as the locals.