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SITRAIMUR - PONVAITHA NADEESWARAR TIRUKKOVIL

This ancient temple has many fascinating legends. It houses many minishrines in addition to a holy honeycomb receiving regular worship along with the archamurthi Siva everyday. It is believed that renowned Siddhars, changing themselves into honey bees are worshipping the Lord since time immemorial, says the priest. Another legend recounts that once a merchant living here went on business tour, leaving his pregnant wife alone in the house. She was a regular temple visitor, but due to long absence of her husband, there was nothing left in the house to maintain herself; yet she managed to live with her son facing difficulties without grumbling. Taking pity on her, Lord Siva appearing in her dream said that He would keep one gold coin near the portal in the temple every day for her maintenance. He also told another merchant named Ponniral living in next village to look after her and her needs by supplying all the necessaries, taking the gold coin from her. So the place was appropriately called. Five years rolled by then. And her devotion to Lord was waxing day by day. Then came her husband, and finding the grown-up boy with her, he suspected his wife. In order to prove her chastity the Lord altered the positions of sthalavriksha from rear to fore and the place of Nandi from fore to rear with prior information to him about this phenomenon. The erring husband realised his folly and prayed to the Lord more zealously than before.

This lies at a distance of 16 km to Ponnirai town accessible by bus.

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