LEGENDS OF SANGAMESWAR
there is one more additional name of this august deity. This Lord is
also called 'Sangameswara - the Lord of Sangama, or Lord abiding in
a place where two rivers merge with each other. In the ancient days,
this present Irinjilakuda was located at the confluence
or Sangam two rivers - Chalakkudin and Kurumalai. So he is called
Sangameswara, considering him to be the cause of that Sangama.
the rivers since changed their course, the name too is faded, rather
forgotten. Yet the temple authorities are conducting the arratu
annual festival of the temple on the banks of Chalakkudi one year,
and Kurumalai river in the next year. This not only establishes the
truth of the confluence of the rivers at this place, but glorifies
the Lord's sovereignty over the two.