Arulthiru Shamuganathan Holy Temple is situated at 10 Kms from Karaikudi. Built around
the year 1000 Lord Shanmuganathan is the presiding deity and the History is refered to Mayuragiri Puram. Maruthu Pandiyars Kings of
Sivaganga renovated the Temple in their days. Important festivals include Thaipusam in January, Panguni Uthram in March, Thirukarthikai in
November prayers in temple bring relif from diseases and mental wories. The Devotees are blessed with good Children. It is located on top of
samll hill of height about 200 feet.
Kundrakudi is a small village near Karaikudi in Tamilnadu, and famous for its ancient cave temple of Subramanya situated on a small hill. It is also
a place of considerable historical interest. On the western side of the hill are three excavated cave shrines at the ground level. These are in a line
and are adjacent to one another. Later structures have been added to these shrines in the front. All these cave shrines are dedicated to Shiva.
The firist two shrines are embellished with very fine sculptural details, with beautiful carved 'Dwarapalas', but the thrid one is very plai. there are
a numbet of old indcriptions in this region which are found to be useful to the research minded historians.