The temple is located in Imphal town in the first Manipur Rifle Ground. It was patronized by King Kulachandra in 1891. The structure is raised on an octagonal base. The southern side has got flying steps. The facade carries a rectangular door. In the octagonal structure each component wall meets the double cornice. The cornice below and above has got a sequence arranged in a line over the octagonal structure. The roof structure is in pyramidal Gothic Style. The arches incline at 45 degrees to form a tapering octagonal structure which is truncated by Amalaka-sila, on the top, in the form of a circular disc. It carries a pinnacle. The structure is made in bricks. There has been enough effort to explore the artistic designs in constructing the structure itself in a peculiar architectural design and by giving a stylized figure to the double cornice. The deity Lord Sanamahi is worshipped in the temple. The rituals are of typical Hindu style. The decoration of deity and pooja system is based on Hindu methods. The dress of the priest performing the rituals is indistinguishable from a Hindu priest. The pooja performed by the priest daily in morning and evening at appropriate times of Ushakala and Samdhyakala. A weekly pooja known as 'Sagalchham' is performed on Tuesday. The yearly festival is celebrated at the temple during 'Cheiraoba' which is the annual year festival of Manipur and another annual festival celebrated during September at the temple is called Honjnungha.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Peace of mind
Daivi Hyesa Gunamayi Mama Maya Duratyaya Mameva Ye Prapadyante Mayametam Taranti Te
Meaning -According to this sloka, the heavenly maya of God is very complicated, but those who worship God will be able to overcome it.
Balam Balavatam Caham Kamaragavivarjitam Dharmaviruddho Bhutesu Kamo'smi Bharatarsabha
Meaning -According to this sloka, God is the isolated and aloof strength of the controlling and virtuous craving in men.
Ye Caiva Sattvika Bhava Rajasastamasasca Ye Matta Everti Tanviddhi Na Tvaham Tesu Temayi
Meaning -According to this sloka, though the only source of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obsessive and dark) elements is God, they are not present within the God or the deity.
Tribhirgunamayairbhavairebhih Sarvamidam Jagat Mohitam Nabhijanati Mamebhyah Paramavyayam
Meaning -According to this sloka, the entire world doesn't recognize the eternal God beyond them, because they are consumed by the elements of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obssessive and dark).