south-western comer of the temple, in the inner prakaram, there is a shrine of Siva in a
standing posture, behind a bull,
having Parvati standing on the left side, known as Kakshi Kodutta Nayanar (God who gave
darsan to devotees). This is a peculiar pose of Siva seen in some temples of the South.
In the temple there is a pillar made in a peculiar way, with round stone of about 27
inches in height and 12 in girth, which could be turned round and round. The belief is
that if barren ladies turn it for some time, they beget children.
There is an imposing idol of Goddess Gajalakshmi in the northwest comer of the outer
prakaram, which is on a raised platform. Lakshmi is the Goddess of Wealth and as such
should be the custodian of the temple wealth and jewels. Therefore, she is placed over an
underground vault where at the time of emergency the temple jewelry and valuables are kept
hidden. The passage leading to the vault is cut through a wall at -the rear of the deity,
not easy to locate. In the same room there is an idol of Saturn (whose wrath could make a
king a beggar and a beggar a king) probably to terrify the probable miscreants, if any.