The Tirumalai Mahadevar Temple is located in Tirumalai and is dedicated to God Tirumalai Mahadevar. The presiding deity of this temple is Tirumalai Mahadevar. The temple is closely associated with the Ramayana as Rama is said to have worshipped here. The sanctums of Shiva and Perumaal are built in the Keralite style with copper - plated roofs. Tirumalai Naikkar of Madurai is said to have been named after this deity.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For peace To attain salvation
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.