Then began Lord Siva's part. Assuming the form of hunter, he broke the Kumbham with an arrow.
The Amrit that fell from the pot spread out on the ground extending to 10 miles.
But at two places it stagnated and became the most sacred thirthas possessing great
powers. One was Mahamagha thirtha and the other Pottramaraikkulam. Many thirthas
emerged from the, places where drops of Amrit fell. Later a Siva linga was made out of the broken
pieces of the Kumbha and he installed at the same place where he found. It is the very same
Sivalinga that is adored at Kumbheswarar temple today.
The place became
very famous due to the stopping of Kumbha at this place and it is named after it by the
Lord itself. As Siva, the presiding Deity started showering blessings lavishly on his bhaktas, it became
one of the premier pilgrimage centres of India. With the passage of time, many more miracles
happened in this land making it all the more popular and famous for granting boons by
gods, installed in several temples, that came up from time to time.