This is deemed one of the famous Vaishnava temples although no Alwar offered Mangalasasana to the presiding deities called Mathuranathji and Dwarakanathji. The shrines are ancient in every sense of the term. It may be perhaps due to the sanctity of the location on the river Yamuna or some other mysterious reason, it is included in the Divya Desams. It has some bathing ghats among which Visrantighat takes precedence. Yatris invariably bath in it and offer prayers to the deities installed in the two holy shrines. Deepaaradhana ritual is observed with great devotional zeal everyday. This place goes by another name of North Mathurai. The temple is built in the North Indian architectural style. Profuse use of marble strikes the eyes in walls, ceiling, steps, etc. Modernity coupled with serenity exudes from the construction of these shrines and they lift the souls of the pilgrims and tourists. The archamurtis deftly chiseled are quite attractive in arresting attention at a single sight itself.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.