Thakkolam is located near Thiruvaalangaadu (near Kanchipuram and Arakonnam).
The temple is praised in the Thevaram hymns of Saivite Saints Gnanasambandar, Tirunavukkarasar and Sundarar. This is the 12th Lord Shiva temple in Thondai Mandalam region praised in Thevaram hymns.
As divine cow Kamadenu worshipped here, prayers offered here bring 100 fold benefits to the devotee, according to Puranas. Almost prayers are for profitable farm yields.