THE VAITHEESWARANKOIL -TIRUPPANGUR
It is a Saiva kshetra of great importance, situated at a distance of
5 Km from here. It is the birth place the famous Nayanmar called
Nandanar, who being a Panchama fell victim to caste - conscious
orthodox. Bhrahminism. But his piety moved Lord Siva, who bade the
Dwaraphlaka to instruct Nandi - his vehicle to move a little further
for the full darsan of his linga to him, who always was adoring,
standing in the compound, opposite the Mulavirat. He obeyed and that
bhakta enjoyed the darsan for the first time.
The temple bears
testimony to the many episodes concocted with .that Immortal bhakta
and hence a visit-worthy place. Among them, the temple pond supposed
to have been dug by that bhakta single - handed in a single night is
found full of clear water always and attracts the visitors for a
bath at a mere sight. Legend says that he was assisted by Gangpathi
during the digging operations.