The temple is located in the North western part of Kanchipuram.
Legends hold that Kubera and Ganapati worshipped Shiva here. The fields in the vicinity are known as ‘Aanaiyurittaan Vayal’. This is the 3rd of the 32 Tevara Stalams in the Tondai region of South India. The presiding deity is Anekatangapadeswarar and the Ambal Kamakshi.
The fields in the vicinity are known as ‘Aanaiyurittaan Vayal’.The temple festivals are associated with Ekambareswarar temple. Sundarar composed the Pathigam.