Thingalur temple is dedicated to Moon (Chandra). Thingalur means land (Oor) of Moon (Thingal). The temple is placed perfectly at a walking distance from Suryanar Koil. There is a beautiful Shiva Lingam enshrined at this place. The idol of Periyanayagi.(Goddess Parvati – consort of Lord Shiva) also adorns the temple. Idols of Lord Ganesha and Lord Muruga with two of his consorts Devayani and Valli are also worshipped at this shrine. The small temple dedicated to moon is placed little distance away form the main temple of Shiva.
It is believed that to eliminate the malefic influence of the Moon, one has to offer prayers at this temple. Many devotees wearing white dresses undertake fasting on full moon days and offer prayers at this temple.