The Angalaparameshwari Periyandavar Shiva Temple is located in Tirunilai is said to be one of the holiest places to go and offer puja to Lord Shiva. History has it that this temple was built about 300 years ago beside the village lake.
It is said that Lord Shiva had to reincarnate himself because of Parvati's curse and while roaming around the world as a human, he lost his senses and his state of mind. Therefore, his fury affected the entire universe, which then went absolutely haywire. It was in Tirunlai that his Soolayudham fell to the ground and he finally rested. Therefore, it is believed that if a person suffering from illness comes to the Angalaparameshwari Periyandavar Shiva Temple, all his illness related mentally or physically to him will disappear. The devotees come and take a holy bath in the lake and then offer a puja to Lord Shiva to cure them of all illnesses.