Mother Parvathi, due to some tussle over a trifle could not find her
Lord in Kailas, who displeased with Her actions disappeared for some
time. Unable to bear the pangs of separation, she descended to
Bhuloka and started Her search taking the form of a cow.
Disappointed in not locating Him, she began plaguing the earth with
Her horn to go to Patala. Fortunately, Her horn struck against
Sivalinga hidden in this place. Blood came out in profusion at once.
Overjoyed at finding Him, she poured milk over the wounded , part
and it was healed. They were then reunited after an agonized
separation. Even now there are some marks of wound on the top of
Siva in proof of this episode. It is big temple with all the
accessories and an ancient one too, visited regularly by people.
Moreover, Kamadhenu, the celestial wish-yielding cow adored this
Moolavar, called locally as Pasupatheeswarar and was blessed.
This lies 2 km off Nannilam and accessible by bus.