straight at the place, where the temple stands now, he set the linga
held in his right hand in knee deep water for relief. After
recouping, he tried to lift the Sivalinga, but could not. All his
physical prowess and asurasakti deserted him. He felt completely
down and regretted much for breaking him flight.
his good fortune then, he spied Vyagrapada maharshi passing that
way. Deeming him the right per son to be trusted, he solicited his
assistance-entrusted the Linga for worship, and proceeded to
Ettumanur about 25 km away for installing the Linga held in left
hand. And the last one held in the mouth was consecreted at
Kuduthurthy, lying between the two places.
three sacred spots sanctified by Lord Siva's boon became premier
Saiva Kshetras, when befitting shrines built by the asthika
community in due course. Being situated in a radius of 25 km area, they can be visited in a
single day, and it is believed that for getting full merit, one has to avail the
Darshan of all the Lords on one and same day. It is quite auspicious and hence
the visitors hurry from place to place for prayers to gaining spiritual solace.