legend connected with this temple is that Ugra Pandian, the Pandya ruling Chief of the
locality, used to go to Madura
every day on all elephant for worship. One day the elephant on which he rode got into a
pit and would not move.
When the king was perplexed, a Harijan came
running and informed him that a cobra was clinging to a Sivalingam beside an ant-hill in
the jungle near-by. The king went to this place and witnessed the sight and afterwards
constructed a temple around the Lingam, and this is the beginning of the present shrine of