Description: This Dhivya Desam is a beautiful temple at Indaloor a part of Mayiladuturai, known for its famous Shivastalam enshrining Mayuranathar. This is considered to be one of the Pancharangams, the other four being Srirangapatnam (Karnataka), Srirangam, Koyiladi (Anbil) and Kumbhakonam (along the course of the river Kaveri).
Deities: The Moolavar here is Parimala Ranganathar also known as Maruviniya Maindan - an imposing 12 feet long image made of green stone. , and Sugandhavana Nathan, in a reclining posture facing east. Thaayaar here is Parimala Ranganayaki or Chandrasaapa Vimochanavalli or Pudareekavalli. Images of Kaveri and Ganga are seen seated in the sanctum, as is an image of Santana Gopalakrishnan. Bhrama is seen depicted on the wall. There are slso shrines to Yoga Narasimhar and Chandra.
The Dwajastampa mandapam and the Garuda Mandapam have beautifully sculptured pillars. The Garuda mandapam bears images of the 10 avatarams. It is believed that the offering worship to Santana Gopalan in the sanctum, would aid barren couples in begetting progeny.
Legends: Bhrama is believed to have learned the process of creation from Ranganathar. The demons Madhu and Kaitabha stole the Vedas, and disappeared into the sea; Perumaal came down in the form of Matsya avataram and restored the vedas, and restored their fragrance, hence the name Sugandharanyam, and Parimala Ranganathar and Parimala Ranganayaki. Legend also has it that Chandra (the moon) was cured of an affliction after bathing in the Kaveri and offering worship here.
Festivals: Six worship services are offered each day. As with the Mayiladuturai Shivastalam, the entire month of Libra is one of festivites centered around the river Kaveri when festival image is taken every day in procession to the river Kaveri.