This temple is situated at a distance of 12 miles from Cape Comorin, in the
midst of paddy fields. The following is the traditional story of its origin.
In the fields where the temple now stands, one day, a worker,
while harvesting the crops, came across a granite stone and, as soon as the sickle came in
contact with it, blood came out of the stone. This being an unusual happening, the news
spread like wild fire and it became the talk of the town as this incident could not be
attributed to any known phenomenon.