This is the most ornate temple in the district full of bursting barogue sculptures, the temple of Athmanatha. It is called
Thirupperundurai in inscriptions and intimately associated with Siva saint Manickavasakar.
The sacred book Saivism, Thiruvasakam of Manickavasakar originated from this shrine.
The God is worshiped formless and no images in the sacnithanam. The utsavamurti of
the temple is Manikkavasakar. The mandapams are full breath - taking sculptures, a
varitable galary of sculptures. Avudaiyarkoil is 49 Kms from Pudukkottai.