the circular shaped Srikoil, a two-foot high Sivalinga is installed
on a high pedestal. The deity adorned with garlands and dazzling
jewels lifts the souls at its first sight itself. Its radiating
grandeur, lit by the flickering of brass lamps around makes the
devotees rivet their eyes on him for long, forgetting the world
around. Highly evolved souls lost in ecstatic raptures praised this
Lord in prose and verse.
Several holy treatises are written,
bringing out the glory of the Lord and the shrine. Another practice
observed here is the worship of Mother Parvathi, supposed to be at
the back of the Lord's image. To the south of Srikoil there are
separate shrines for Ganapathi and Dhakshinamurthi, and to the north
for Dharmasastha. The Srikoil has two entrances facing cast and west
and there are Dwarapalakas at each entrance.