holy place is blessed with several unique features, deserving to be
regarded as the principal shrine of the Adhinam; not because of the
important decisions about the conduct of prayers services in the 27
Adhinam temples are originated here; nor is it situated in the close
proximity to the palatial building, serving as the residential
quarters of His Holiness, presiding over the destinies with his
office in it; but because of the fact, here lies the Bilva tree
under the shade of which flourished the Agasthyasram during the days
of H.H. Sri-La-Sri Gurugnanasambandar, the Founder of Adhinam.
Secondly it was here Yama, the God od Death worshipped the Lord in
expiation of the . sin of enrobing the Linga in his vain attempt -to
take the life of Markandeya at Tirukadavur. Thirdly it is adorned
with several rare sculptural pieces in and out of the temple, like
the image of Mother Durga revealing in her rare form of sixteen
hands. A grand soul lifting sight that remains locked up in the
viewers for ever. And finally this shrine's architectural
excellences, beautified with superb sculptural pieces serve a feast
to the eyes.
contains several minishrines holding the worshipful Saivate gods,
like Mother Parvathi, Vinyaka, Muruga, Dhakshinamurti,
Chandikeswarar, Lingodbhava murti, Nandi etc. for the benefit of
worship. The craftsmanship of the sculptors with its perfect
execution and polish detains the viewers time longer than needed.
The archamurti - the black granite linga with its size and
decoration enchants the visitors, who involuntarily let out `Harahara
Mahadev' at its first sight. On account of efficient supervision and
fine maintenance, in addition to the spick and span of the environs
in and out of the temple complex, it raises the hands of the
bhaktas, as they move round for worship. It serves as the best
specimen of supreme dedication and superb upkeep, deserving
emulation by all the temples.
lies in the Adhinam head quarters mansion and accessible by four
wheelers from Mailaduthurai commanding all facilities