is a holy kshetra associated with the life of Nayanar NilaNakka - a
saiva Bhakta of great fame. The sthalapurana narrates that once a
devout bhakta went to the koil with his wife for adoration once. It
so happened that an insect fell on the Sivalinga while they were
worshipping. At once the pious lady whisked it off with her breath,
but, her husband deemed it a sacrilege and admonished her severely
there itself in the presence of all. She meekly bore it, as she
believed that in no way she desecreted the holy Linga. In the same
night, the Nayanar found in the dream Lord Siva showing the same
linga with boils and bubble like formations all over except on the
part of the top which was blown over by his wife to evict the
insect. He regretted his folly and bowed to the
Lord for His compassion in correcting him. The temple housed. the
images of the couple in token of their piety to the Lord.
is a much frequented temple accessible by bus from Tirunallaru lying
at a distance of 8 km.