Legends: Gatotkachan was born (to Bhima and Hidambi) here and the temple theertham is said to have been created by Bheema with his mace. Shiva granted a vision of the divine marriage to Agasthyar, and a panel depicts Shiva and Parvati on the sanctum wall behind the Shivalingam. It is believed that Sambandar trekked his way to this temple for a distance of about 4 miles, on his hands, as he had a vision of Shivalingams covering the entire path.
Temple: This has a Rajagopuram with an attractive Vimanam, and is surrounded by lofty walls. The Brahma Theertham tank is located in front of the temple. Carved stone pillars adorn the sanctum. Granite structure that exists is due to the renovations carried out earlier this century.
Festivals: The annual Brahmotsavam is celebrated in the month of Vaikasi. Other festivals celebrated here include Aani Tirumanjanam, Kartikai Deepam, Arudra Darisanam and Thai Poosam. Navaratri, Aadi Pooram, and Skanda Sashti.