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The following are interesting facts:
.. This is one of the 8 temples in Chola Kingdom where Lord Shiva and Ambal are seen in a Kalyana Kolam(together in wedding posture)
.. Lord Sri Rama who performed Pooja at 108 Shivalaya temples across India and graced this temple, hence the deity is called "Rama Lingam".
.. On the Vijaya Dasami day, Lord Rama also placed his Bow and Arrow on the base of Vanni Tree, performed Shiva pooja and prayed for gaining victory against Ravana, the king of Lanka.
..Taking the form of Bhikshandar and Mohini, once Shiva appeared before the sages who were on intense penance. Not knowing the truth, they created a tiger from the Homa Kundam and set it on the almighty. Shiva killed the tiger and appeared before them here at Palathurai (near Papanasam), wearing the tiger's skin.
.. Here sage Vashista installed the Shiva lingam to seek the title Brahmma Rishi. On Lord's instruction sculptor Vishwakarma installed a beautiful idol of Ambal - goddess south of this Sannidhi. Seeking the title of Brahma Rishi, Vashista installed a Shiva Lingam and undertook severe penance. Pleased with his prayers, Shiva blessed him.
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.. During the period of Kulothunga Chola I and Kulothunga Chola III of the Chola Dynasty made generous contribution for the development and maintenance of the temple.
This historical temple has lots of visitors and the State Archeology department has considered this temple and the huge Granary within the prescient of this temple.