When Lord Shiva granted darshan to Sage Agasthya with Mother Parvathi, Ambica was wearing golden ornaments, hence She is praised as Swarnambika. The shrines of Mothers Mahalakshmi and Saraswathi are before the shrine of Ambica. The Navagraha Mandap is on the opposite side. As Sage Agasthya destroyed demons Vilvalan and Vatapi in this place, it is named Villivakkam. Agasthya’s destroying of the demons event is celebrated during the Vaikasi Brahmmotsavam of the temple.
Lord Veerabadra graces from a separate temple at the southern entrance of Lord Agastheeswara temple. He appears with two sharp teeth with a Danda in His left hand. Daksha is before Him in a bowing form. Mother Badrakali shrine is in the front mandap. As Lord Veerabadra is another form of Lord Shiva, Pradosha pujas and one time puja on the Shivarathri day are dedicated to Him.
Daily noon meals provided for around 50 people per day under the Tamilnadu Chief Minister's free noon meals Scheme. Devotees may sponsor for the free noon meal Scheme. This amount will be invested ,.
10 day Brahmmotsavam following Vaikasi Visakam in May-June; 1008 Conch abishek in Karthikai (November-December and Panguni Wedding Festival in March-April are the festivals celebrated in the temple.