Legends: This shrine is called Dhanushapuram, as Vishnu's bow, was broken by the gods in the guise of termites. Tulasi is the stalavriksham here, and regarded as the reincarnation of Brinda, the wife of the slain demon.
Temple: This temple has two prakarams and occupies an area of an acre. The entrance is has a 200 feet high Rajagopuram at the Western entrance. It has pillared halls with carvings. There is also a separate shrine for Bhairavar here. The festival image of Shiva - Jalandhara Samhara Moorthy bears the discus - chakram. Shiva gave this discus to Vishnu at Tiruveezhimizhalai nearby. There are many theerthams in this temple.