The three murugan idols of sikkil,,Engan and Ettukudi are exquisite and carved by the same shilpi. When he carved the idol with every detail of the 6 faces of the lord with separate ear ring holes, fingers and toes with nails 12 hands with separate weapons and balanced on the single leg of the peacock with space below the claw the king wanted to prevent any other replica so he obtained the thumbs of the shilpi as a guarantee. Even with this lack of thumbs the shilpi sculpted a replica at Ettukudi for this the king removed the eyes of the sculptor. The Sculptor was directed by a divine voice to sculpt a more detailed singaravelan at Engan when he received both his thumbs and vision.
How to reach:
The temple is 12 kms before tiruvarur on the kumbakonam tiruvarur road before the Sikkil temple. You need to take a 2 km diversion from the main road
The temple is a Kasi viswanatha Visalakshi temple with Singaravelan in the middle
The utsava murthy of murugan is an exquisite replica of the main idol and is a treat to watch at close quarters for the sheer brilliance of the sculpting