The temple is near to Tiruvannamalai and Villupuram in Tamilnadu.
The temple was the venue for the meeting of three Alwar saints- Tirumangai Alwar, Poigar Alwar and Bhoothathalvar.
Divyadesam name of the temple is Thiru Oorakam.
It is said Lord Vishnu appeared to them in this temple.
The temple is also one of the Panchakanna temples of Tamil Nadu.