This is the 104th Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in the hymns.
Lord Shiva of the temple in the form of swayambumurthi.
Mother Amirtha Nayaki shrine is at the right of the first entrance of the temple. Passing through the inner tower entrance, the devotee will have the darshan of presiding lord. There are shrines for Lords Moola Vinayaka, Muruga, Sastha, Kala Bhairav, Sun, Moon, Sani Baghwan, Navagrahas the nine planets, Sage Durvasa, and Mother Gajalakshmi in the prakara.
All those belonging to Leo, Kumba, Cancer, Saggitarius, Aries, Scorpio signs are advised to worship Simha Dakshinamurthi to realize a peaceful and happy life.
As Adisesha himself sought this place to worship Lord Naganathar, the place is considered important to all including those under the influence of planet Mars and all planets.
People pray to Divine Serpent Adisesha by lighting ghee lamps for relief from adverse aspects of serpent planets as Rahu and Ketu and those under the Kalasarpa dosha. Those belonging to Simha, Kumba, Danus, Mesha and Vruchika signs pray to Lord Simha Dakshinamurthi for a peaceful life.
A contest arose between Adisesha and Vayu Bhagwan about their prowess. Adisesha pressed the Meru Mount with its head and coiled it around. Vayu could not move the mount and thus was defeated.
Vayu with all his fury controlled the air which led to suffocation of all beings threatening their lives. As requested by Devas, the contest took place again. Devas slightly reduced the power of Adisesha. Three of his heads became weak.
Vayu broke three peaks. Saddened by its defeat, Adisesha, for mental peace, came to this place, made a Shiva Linga of ant-hill sand and worshipped Lord. The Linga is in the form of an ant-hill.
Vaikasi Brahmmotsavam in May-June; Thai Poosam Theerthavari in January-February; Aipasi Skanda Sashti in October-November; Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January and Maha Shivrathri in February-March are the festivals celebrated in the temple.
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m