is a Siva temple of antiquity with many rare specimens of architecture, probably
constructed by the Chola princes the great builders of the past. The peculiar name of the
Siva Linga is derived from the legendary worshipper called Patti.
The story goes to show that the celestial cow
Kamadhenu had four daughters, viz., Patti, Chapali, Vimali and Nandini. 'The eldest
daughter Patti worshipped Siva in this temple and used to make ablution to the Lingam, by
discharging milk from her udders. Siva was immensely pleased with the devotional worship
of Patti. Siva is also known Dhenupureeswara.