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- PASURNATHAR TIRUKKOVIL
holy temple etched its name on the pages of history. According to
local version, the celebrated Chola king by name Karikala was
rescued from the wicked maneuvers of his sworn enemy by this Omni
compassionate Lord. A plot was hatched to kill Karikala without
battle the enemy sent a pot containing a black cobra as gift to the
king, which would sting on opening and cause instant death. Lord
Siva foiled the attempt by breaking the pot and killing that deadly
snake. The grateful king endowed the temple liberally. The Saiva
saint Tirunavukkarasu praised the Lord fittingly in immortal verse.
The Sivalinga, according to sthalapurana was found under a bamboo
tree, and on witnessing the sports of Siva, a big temple was built
later by kings and bhaktas.
is 6 km of Kadambur accessible by bus and train.