It is one of the-well known five
Saiva kshetras of the South. famous in legend and history. It is here lies the renowned Jalalingam
submerged in water, which rises from a subterranean spring. According to legend, Lord
Siva taking the form of linga is dwelling under Jambhu Vriksha as desire by a sage.
It is a very big temple with vast
courtyards and several mandaps, adorned with, superb sculptural adornments. The Thayar
temple inside is equally embellished with excellent sculptural pieces. The presiding
deity is called Jambukeswarar and the temple is very popular as Tiruvanaikkaval after the legendary
elephant that worshipped the linga with exceptional fervour that pleased the Lord.
A worthseeing, Saiva Kshetra.