It is also known as Navabashanam, a coastal Village that is located 70 km from Rameswaram. It has a temple dedicated to Devi who is said to have killed the demon Mahishasura at this spot. It is said that Rama calmed the sea at this coastal village to install nine stones representing the Navagrahas. hose stones can still be watched partly submerged in the water close to the beach near a bathing place of the Thilakeshwar Temple or the Navagraha Temple.
The Hindus perform religious rites for the forefathers and a large number of devotees visit Tamil Nadu's ancient Thilakeshwar Temple, popularly known as Navagraha Temple at Devipattinam.The Thilakeshwar Temple is dedicated to Shiva and Parvathi. Shiva here is known as Thilakeswarar and the Goddess is known as Soundaryanayaki. The shrine has a beautiful image of an eight-armed Durga with weapons.Devotees at the temple offer nine varieties of grains including paddy, wheat, pulses and other things to the Gods and Goddesses.