The Kapaleeshwarar temple, with a seven-tiered Gopuram, is known for magnificent sculptures depicting Puranic incidents. Sri Kapaleeshwarar and Devi Karpagambigai are in separate shrines. Lord Vinayaka and Muruga are in smaller shrines. On the northern corner of the corridor, there is a sculptural representation of the Devi as a peahen. There are sub-shrines for Gnanasambandhar and the merchant girl Poompaavai. The 63 Saivite saints (Nayanmars) are enshrined on the corridors .
Brahmotsavam in the month of Panguni (March-April)
Arupathumoovar festival in Panguni (March-April). The images of the 63 Nayanmars are taken out in a spectacular procession.