famous temple has a fantastic legend that brings out the Omni
compassion of Lord Siva. Once, two ladies hailing from staunch Saiva
families became pregnant at the same time. During their chitchat,
they vowed before Siva that their off-springs would be wedded in His
presence, if they were of different sex. Alas ! One lady delivered.
a tortoise, whereas the other a charming girl. So the vow was not
redeemed; but the tortoise was going regularly to the temple and
worshipping the Lord with utmost veneration. Lord Siva pleased with
its devotion changed him into a beautiful youth and solemnised the
wedding through His sports. This lord was adored by Mahatma also in
the beginning. It is fairly a big temple with all accessories and
minishrines for parivaradevathas.
lies 31 km off Tiruvelvikudi accessible by bus.