archamurthi is about two feet in height, and is Swayambhu-self
manifested. Tradition attributes its existence to Parasurama's
prayers. Gratified by the sanctity of the place, Bhargavarama
propitiated Lord Siva to remain here. Would that Bhaktavasankar ever
reject such requests? So lie has been remaining since then in the
form of linga. Purificatory ceremonies were performed by
Yoginarayana. Hence the two fold sanctity. It has lifted legions and
witnessed spectacular pattattanams.
Mukhamandapa contains Nandi and to its south lies the shrine for
Ganapathi. Balaganapathi image is installed in another shrine to its
northeast. It is a powerful deity and prefers performance of homan.
The devotees Performing Ganapathi Homam with due rituals are
profited immensely. Hence heavy rush for this rituals.