legend takes us to the glorious days of Sage Agasthya, when
devadanava manavas moved and lived in peace at times and peril
always. The Sthalamahatmyam records that this famous temples was
built by Swetarshi and the archamurthis were consecrated both by
Neelarshi and Swetarshi. In the dim past, the region was under the
constant dread of two indomitable hunters called Neela and Sweta.
used to taunt the innocent travellers day in and day out. It so
happened they indulged in demonical acts of teasing the Sage
Agasthya and his disciples on their way to river Cauvery fur a bath
one day. Annoyed with their pranks, the sage cursed them surely.
Realising the gravity of their offence, they appealed to his