The presiding deity is Kutram Porutta Natheswarar, Aparadha Kshameswarar and the Ambal kolvalainayaki, Vichitra Balambika The sthala vriksham is Kokutimullai and the Theertham Indra Theertham Sambandar composed the Pathigam. Legend has it that Indra the king of Devas is said to have attacked Siva with his Vajrayutham and Siva is said to have forgiven him for his hasty act of aggression, hence the name Aparadha Kshameswarar (and Karmanaasapuram for this Shivastalam). Vasishta Muni is said to have worshipped Siva upon the advice of Brahma. Hanuman is also believed to have worshipped Siva here. It is believed that acts of goodness committed at this shetram, multiply manifold. Sivaratri is celebrated in a grand scale.
Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu 609201, India