Thiruporur Kandhaswamy Temple – Religious Significance
Kandhaswamy is revered by Chidambara Swamigal in 726 verses. The image of Muruga is believed to have been found out under a palm leaf. There is a palm leaf maintained in the temple, which is believed to have been the original palm leaf. Arunagirinathar, a 16th-century saint has glorified the temple in his work in Thirupugazh. He has mentioned that Arunagirinathar is the head of all Vedas, the sacred texts. Bala Devaraya has mentioned Kandhaswamy as "Samarapurivaazh Shanmugatharase" in his works in Kanda Shasti Kavasam.