|தீர்த்தம் :||ThamiraparaNi river|
It is said that a shepherd by name TheembilAdhipan when cutting grass for the calfs, was shocked to note the outpouring blood from a stone. When he removed the covering bushes, he saw a self-appeared lingam (swayambhu). Later the temple was built up the Chozha and pANdiya kings. This temple is one in the shivAlaya Ottamtemples.
Situated on the bank of river thAmiraparaNi facing east. The Sactum is round in shape. The nine planets are carved nicely on the roof of the Nandhi Mantapam
Location: State : Tamil Nadu District : Kanyakumari Situation: 5 miles from kulachEkaram on the way to churuLakodu