Kandhaswamy Temple, Cheyyur – History
The place was believed to be ruled by a Chola emperor named Valanvan and the place came to be known as Valavapuri. The shrine of Meenakshi was added by the benevolent contribution by a devotee in 1937. From the inscriptions in the temple, it is believed that it was constructed by the Cholas during the 10th century.
The inscriptions from the Vijayanagar Empire during the 15th century indicate that Muslims were employed in the office of the kings. They also indicate that lands were endowed to the temple by the Muslims.