This temple has a small main tower (Rajagopuram) and a single corridor. It is east facing and is believed to have been built by the kings of Chalukyas.
Legend / Local stories
The legend is that Sage Vamadeva visited many Shiva Sthalams seeking relief from a curse he had incurred. When he came to this place, he was taking rest for a while under a peepal (Arasu) tree. Mesmerized by the beautiful surrounding and atmosphere, he started imagining how pleasant it would be to have a temple for Lord Shiva built under this tree.
How to Reach:
15 kms away from Puducherry on the Puducherry to Tindivanam route. After crossing Morattandi, there is a small road on the right going to Ozhindiyapattu village. Travel along that road for about 1.5 kms to reach the temple. Two more Paadal Petra Sthalam – Kiliyanur and Irumbai Maakaalam are located very near to this place.