The Deity is in the form of Jyotir-Linga incorporating both Shiva and Shakthi and is made of Panchaloha (five element mixed metal) and is mounted on a Shree Chakra consecrated by Adi shankaracharya during his visit to this place.
The River Suparnika surrounds the Temple & its waters has medicinal properties.
Ã¢â‚¬ËœSalaamÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Mangala Aarti is offered on Pradosham days in the evening - and is performed by Muslims. This ritual was started by Tipu Sultan of Mysore in the 17th Century.
Myths / Legends
Maharishi Kolla performed Penance here.
The Goddess rid the world of the evil rakshasha Mookhasura and liberated the people of the world from suffering.
Garuda, the vehicle of Shri Vishnu, performed penance here to the Goddess and sought boons to rid his mother of all sorrow & sins. It is believed that Garuda (Suparna) flows here as the Suparnika & hence a dip in the holy waters rids us of our sorrows & sufferings.