to Puranas, Mother Sati's organ fell here, when Lord Maha Vishnu cut
dexterously the corpse of Sati, borne by Siva after Dakshasamhara.
And so it became a Saktipitha, the deity is called Devi Puruhutika.
This shrine lies opposite Kukkuteswaraswamy, the principal deity of
the temple. Kukkuteswaraswamy as the presiding deity is called,
reveals himself in lingakara and it is a white marble stone of about
two feet in height. Due to crowing like cock, and the linga
resembling the back of cock, Lord Siva is called Kukkuteswaraswamy.
He fulfils the desires of bhaktas without austerities of serve
nature. Hence the thronging of devotees in large numbers always. It
is a Swayambhu linga and it is believed that water is trickling down
into a pot from his nose. This potent murti was worshipped by
Maharshi Vyasa ardently for long.