A broken idol of Sage Agasthya is found in the Mahamandapam. Sun's rays fall on the Main Deity in the Tamil month of Chithirai ( from 3rd -13th) and again in the month of Avani (from 1st to 10th). at 6 o'clock in the morning.
Since the painting of the structure is the only major work pending as of now, one can expect that the Temple will be consecrated in the next couple of months.The villagers expect help from outside the village to meet the Kumbabhishekam expenses.
We need to return to Thiruvidaimarudur to proceed towards South wherein we find row of Temples in seven places which were sponsored by Kings and Philanthropists . These endowments were called "Kattalais" and the places themselves were called as "Mudhal Kattalai, Irandaam Kattalai"and so on. They extend upto Eravancheri and Thiruveezhimizhalai.
Of the seven places, only few are in good condition. Others are either dilapidated or partly renovated. The Temples of those places which are under the grip of other religions are worst affected as there are nobody to take care of them.
All these Temples have agricultural lands gifted by Emperors and well wishers. Though they come under HR&CE department of the Government no effort has been made to renovate them. Those who are still living in these villages are helpless and remain as mere witnesses. But they are ready to contribute whatever they can. Hence the arrival of Philanthropists to these Temples becomes the need of the hour. It becomes the way of the world to see that some Philanthropists are busy in building Temples abroad and being appreciated by one and all. Gone are the days when special focus was given to rural Temples sung in Thevaram Hymns. It is not known why their successors fail to continue the great job done by their ancestors.
We once again appeal to the natives of the respective villages to compensate the loss caused due to their migration. It is meaningless to build a new Temple in the colonies where they reside in urban areas and ignore the place where they were brought up. Let them remember that these old Temples carry forward the power generated due to worship made in many centuries. Let them also remember that many of these shrines were built by great souls who never expected anything in return. The Temples do carry forward their glory through Sthala Puranams, the age old Sthala Vrikshams and the Holy Tanks apart from the deities which are housed. This aspect is totally absent in Modern Temples. Despite these missing factors, people stand in long queues , buy special dharshan tickets ,purchase "Prasadams "from stalls and offer generously in the Hundis. It becomes our moral responsibility to appeal to the Philanthropists to come forward in rebuilding the old Temples of the land. We as ordinary citizens can also contribute to the Holy cause by offering atleast 2% of our income and support the affordable persons who may contribute liberally.