This holy shrine has been cited and praised in many legendary literary works, such as : Ilangoadigal’s famous Silapathigaram, Thirugyanasambanthaperuman’s Thevaram, Arunagirinathar’s Thirupugazhl, and other renowned works of literature like Kandharalangaam, Pallu, Kuravanji, Ula.

This famous and holy mountain of Tiruchengode, quoted and praised in scriptures from times immemorial, has Namakkal district as its headquarters. Tiruchengode is situated at a distance of 40 kms west from the Namakkal district, 55 kms north of Karur district, 45 kms south of Salem district, and 20 kms east to the Erode district.

Tiruchengode is perhaps the only place in the entire world where the supreme beings of Lord Shiva and Parvathy join and emerge as the almighty Ammaiyappan. Here, these divine beings combine to take the form of “half male and half female” Arthanaareeswara”.

The 4 most prominent and important members of the 63 Nayanmars, Thirugynanassambanthar, Sundharar, Manikavasagar, Thirunavukarasar, Ilangovadigal who wrote the Silapathigaram and Arunagirinathar are some of the most prominent and renowned historians and poets who have visited the this shrine.