It is here Shanmuga used Devendra as
his vehicle, during the war with -Surapadma and his brothers; it is here in this divya
kshetra, Maya the celestial architect built a temple for Siva at the bidding of Shanmuga to worship him before
and after that war.
It is in this holy land, the Lord
brought Patalaganga by piercing his lance into the sand bed; it is to the building of this
sacred temple tower, the Lord performed miracles of changing ashes and salt into
gold coins to making payment to the laborers; it is this temple's Moolavar that was
robbed by the Dutch and dropped into sea, when storms broke out signaling danger
to their existence; it is at this place, and to this presiding deity, prominent Saivate
saints like Nakkirar, Arunagirinathar and Kumaraguruparar composed verses eulogising the valour of
Shanmuga; it is this mokshapuri that cured Adi Sankara of his illness after prayers, and here he
composed Subrahmanya Bhujangam.
Sanctified with many more of such awe-inspiring episodes, this divya
kshetra is exuding divinity and blessing the devotees from the Kritayuga onwards.
Hence the perennial attraction for theists of every sect and denomination, besides tourists of all