holy koil has the special distinction of being visited by several
celestials, like Narada, Surya and celebrated
epic personages like Bhima etc. Moreover, it claims the honour of
the birth of Santanacharya, the founder of Saiva Siddhanta
philosophy, who helped Saiva cult spread immensely in the South.
This archamurti was so compassionate that He gave Darshan to the
saint Sundarar, when prayed for soulfully. This is represented on
the vimana of the garbha griha. There are two lingas standing for
Chandra and Bhima in token of their adoration. Like every Sivan
Tirukkovil it enshrines saivate gods.
lies 8 km off Punroti and accessible by bus.