How to reach:
It is very easy to find in Nagapattinam as all roads go around this temple only.It is close to the sea.
The lord is present here as a maragadha lingam kept here by Mujukundha chakravarthy a ruler who assisted Indra to defeat the devas and obtained a boon for this idol. The Lord also is present as Thyagaraja in the sanctum.
Pundarika maharishi did penance to the lord to attain salvation with his physical body and was embraced by the lord here hence he is also called kayarohaneshwarar
The naga king used to worship the lord here. He had a daughter born with three breasts. As per blessings the third breast fell off when her suitor king Shalisuhan appeared in the court.
As you enter you see the Ganapathy at the gate the Vishwaroopa vinayakar
Here to the left we find the statue of Pundarika maharishi
Entrance to the second praharam
The dwajastambam and sivan sannidhi behind
The inner praharam around the main sannidhi
The entrance to the ambal sannidhi
The ambal is very enthraling with blue eyes hence called Neelayadakshi. She has a separate sannidhi facing south and a Nandi guarding the entrance. The nandi is so exquisite with one eye on the Shivan and another eye on the Goddess
It is a very ancient and peaceful temple