Indra, the King of the Devas,taking the form of Sage Gautama, enjoyed conjugal pleasures with Gautama’s wife,Ahalya.
The Sage cursed her to turn into a Stone,and she regained her form when Lord Ram’s feet touched her, when Ram was traveling with Sage Viswamitra.
The Sage also cursed Indra to have his whole body be splattered with Female Genital Organ.
Indra is therefore called the one with thousand eyes, eyes an euphemism for female organ.
Indra desirous of being relieved of his curse visited Kurumanakkudi to worship Lord Shiva, on the advice of Brahma.
He was relieved of his curse after his prayers and his dip in the Temple Theertha.
The genital organ turned into eyes.
The temple can be reached from Nagappatinam, Myiladuthurai,Kumbakonam.
6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 3.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Phone Number.+91- 94422 58085
Those who seek children are o offer Milk and Fruits at the Arthajama Pooja to Lord Shiva.
|Amman / Thayar||:||Murugu Valar Kothai Nayaki|
|Agamam / Pooja||:||Shivagama|
|Old year||:||1000-2000 years old|