Sage agasthiyar when passing across this place, it was time for him to worship the Lord shiva, his beloved. This place was very attractive refreshing with a cool pond (chunai) on the big rock nearby, the sage decided to do the worship there itself. He made a shiva li.ngam out of the rock with his hands itself and worshiped the Lord with devotion. So the Lord is called agasthIshwara swAmy. (pirAn malai the place where the Lord showed him His blissful marriage posture is near this place.)
It is a small but marvelous temple with a very scenic and serene surrounding. Espeically at twilight very refreshing and very nice place to meditate. The temple well located on the top of the rock is seen from the distance when one passes through the madhurai - thiruchchirAppaLLi highway near kottAmpatti.
Location: State : Tamil Nadu District : Madurai Situation: In the Madurai - Tiruchchirappalli highway. From karuNgAlakkudi bus stop about two km.