legend connected with this temple is that Sri Rama visited this temple for getting rid of
his Chaya Dosha, stigma of
reflection. For killing Ravana and his hordes, Sri Rama contacted three different kinds of
sins namely, Brahmahatti, Veerahatti and Chaya. Sri Rama is no exception-to the natural
Law, though an incarnation of God.
At this temple he installed the lingam known as
Ramalingam. He caused the emergence of a well by a shaft from his bow to make the
Dhanushkodi Teertham for the Linga installed by him. The holy water of Dhanushkodi is
considered the most sacred of all waters for worshipping Lord Siva. At midday on the
new-moon day of the month of Margazhi (December- January) Sri Rama offered this worship.