This age old temple is anchored in the heart of Madurai city. The ruler here is made by the Lord Siva himself and a claim to fame in this sanctuary is that; the principle holy place faces the west. It is an uncommon sight to see Lord confronting west and posturing in revering structure, yet the enthusiasts of this sanctuary are fortunate to witness the both. The fans are permitted to have a back side Dharshan as Lord Siva and Meenakshi are performing Pooja to the lingam. Being a shaivite sanctuary all Siva celebrations are commended in loftiness. In the midst of them Maha Shiatri, Pradosham and Brahmotsavam are outstanding.