The temple was constructed in 1143-1173 AD by king Raja Raja Chola II, grandson of king Raja Raja I The monument is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India. Efforts are on to declare this temple as a World Heritage Monument as an addition to Lord Brahadeeshwarar Temple, Thanjavur. The Temple is located at a distance 5 km from Kumbakonam in Kumbakonam - Thanjavur bus route. The Temple is repository of art and architecture. It is famous for its intricate carvings.
Name of the Deity - Lord Sri Iravatheeswarar
Name of the Mother - Goddess Devivanayagi Amman
Sacred Tree - Vilvam tree
Pooja kalams - 4 kalams
The shrine of Lord Sarabeswarar is famous. On every Sunday special poojas are offered to Lord Sarabeswarar in Rahukalam between 4.30-6 . The Special Pooja attracts hundreds of devotees.