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Pleased with their penance he blessed them with horns on their head with which they could protect themselves by driving off their enemies. So this place came to be known as Thayur or Amathur. The sthalapurana elaborates this with many details.

The construction of this shrine is quite odd and evokes wonder. Hence the Mother's sannidhi is just opposite. the Lord's in contravention to the normal tradition of Mother's shrine lying to the right side of her lord's sannidhi. Another awe-inspiring feature that this shrine possesses is the existence of a round stone called Vattapaarai situated to the northern side of the Mother's. It is worshipped as Mother with unusual fervour; for there is a stone image of Nagendra with its hood spread out over the head of Mother. She is very powerful and the temples glory lies on this. People fed up with delay in the court ceases visit this Vattapariamma and plead for adjudication. Being infinitely powerful, the lairs and defaulters confess their guilt before her and readily show willingness to abide by the conditions in the documents they set their hands to. If any hard-core culprit resorts do dishonest means, sure a snake comes out from the shrine and bites him at once. 

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