Legends: Parvati assuming the disguise of Kamadhenu and worshipped Shiva here and hence the name Pasupateeswarar. The theertham is named Ksheera Pushkarini.
Temple: This temple has a single prakaram, and beautiful carvings on the pillars of the Mahamandapam. The stalapuranam and other themes are craved on the pillars in the mandapams in this temple. There are images of Jwarahareswrar, Kannappa Nayanar and Aabatsahaya Rishi in this temple. A moat surrounds the temple, and is known as Ksheera Pushkarini. Inscriptions from the period of Krishnadevaraya are seen here.
Festivals: Thursdays in the month of Kartikai are considered special here. Arudra Darisanam, Aadi Pooram, Thai Poosam and Navaratri are also celebrated here.