is an interesting legend that a certain pious Chola king while bathing in the
pavana Cauvery last his pearl necklace when dipped. Realising it, he prayed to
Lord to receive the same and addorn it for ever. As if an answer to his ardent
wish, the same hara-chain fell over the head of Jalalinga, when the priest
poured Cauvery water during abhishekam. He airing the news, the overjoyed king
made many endowments.
Mother's temple facing ease is very huge in dimensions and adorned with Chola
style of sculpture. The icon is equity big and awe-inspiring, that lift the hands
the bhaktajanas as they come into her view. She is liberal in granting
boons. Daily worship is carried on with great fervor. Among the annual
festivals, the Pancha prakara puja a unique festival draws lakhs of devotees
from far and near. Another special merit it embodies is the Srichakra
receiving reverent worship was installed by Adi Sankaracharya. No devotee to
this temple town misses visiting this holy shrine. Here both the shrines -
Akhilandeswari temple and Jalalinga Mandir seem vying with each other to
conferring bliss on the ardent theists.
is accessible by city buses from the Trichy junction or bus stand.