old Siva temple is adorned with many sculptural beauties and so
detains the visiting bhaktas with its architectural and sculptural
splendours. The icon of Muruga is artistically chiselled and leaves
an indelible impression on the viewers. Its sthalapurana recounts an
that bends the heads of the listeners in veneration. According to
legend, one Sivabhakta by name Arulvittan was once carrying a basket
of flowers to the Lord. White crossing the rivulet on the way, all
on a sudden there came a heavy flood from up stream, and it was
about to drag him down the fall. He then soulfully prayed to the
Lord clutching the basket tightly, though his life was in great
peril. Who else could come to his rescue except that All-benevolent
Lord ? Lord Siva appeared and saved his life at the right time, in
addition to giving Gnanopadesa for blissful life.
lies 4 km off Mayuvaram commanding bus facilities.