|Keerthi Sthambha Mantapam|
|'Holiest place in the world' sign|
The place also houses a Vedic school:
|Entrance to the Rigveda School|
There is a path at the back of the temple which leads to the Poorna (Periyar) river. It was here that Shankara was held by a crocodile who would not let him go until Shankara's Mother acquiesced to his request of becoming a sanyasi. It was exciting to see this board that marked the spot where this momentous event took place.