The Moolavar of this famous temple has acquired the attribute of asritarakshaka-Protector of the dependents, as he never let down any pious
devotee once relied upon him. Every devotee goes home with cheer and
cherishes the intense ambition of availing Punardarsan of the excellent
craftsman-hip of the icons
before going out of the portal. This is due to divinity of a sculptor, who once
incurred the wrath of the king, when commissioned to sculpture superb pieces for
the temple to be adorned with. Quite unfortunate to hear that his eye balls were
plucked out at the instance of the king for a lapse on his part. The despaired
sculptor being an ace craftsman managed to sculpt the icons of Muruga flanked by
Valli and Devasena. When finished, the king was awe-struck at the excellent
finish and dazzling polish. He regretted his rashness, responsible for depriving
sight to such a great sculptor. Just at the moment of giving final touches to
the eyes of the icons, miraculously sight was restored to the sculptor. The
whole congregation wondering at the divine blessing praised the Lord infinitely.
The king rewarded the sculptor fittingly. Lord Muruga never leaves his devotees
in lurch. He comes to: their rescue at the right time. The very same archamurtis
made during the blindness of the sculptor are receiving adoration even today.
And they are a model for the novices. The place was named Enkan aptly later.
Regular and annual festivals are carried on a grand scale luring huge crowds.
is near Mukundanur in Tanjore district of Tamilnadu. accessible by bus.