The road from Panrutti to Cuddalore has many temples famous in their own right. After visiting Padaleeswarar temple at Cuddalore and the Thiruvandhipuram temple this is the next temple I had the chance to visit last sunday.
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LEGENDS OF THE TEMPLE:
The temple is unique in that there is always a screen(Bheema Rudra) who keeps the lord covered except during aarathi. The Lord is with Parvathy in the garba gruha and hence the privacy
Mahavishnu was born as Vamana the12th child of sage Kashyapa and
The Durga is unique in that she is a Raja Durga not standing on the mahisha (BULL)
In the sanctum itself the main lord Shiva is covered by a screen with the Bheema Rudra and puja is also done for the Bheema Rudra.The Shivalingam itself is quite small but very attractive.
Below is a picture from Dinamalar.com of the sanctum
The Goddess Ambujakshi is holding two flowers in Her hands, lotus and Neelotpala. The woes of devotees would become softer as flowers, it is said. She graces from her own temple complex on the north side she also faces east
A photo of the Goddess from Dinamalar.com