In this sacred temple Lord Dakshinamoorthy is appearing as Guru (one of the navagrahas). If we worship the Lord Guru (Planet Jupiter) here, the Guru dosha will be cured. It’s a mythological belief that, anybody having skin diseases will get cured if they take bath in the holy tank in the temple and worship the Lord here. As Lord Ganesha is famous here to remove the devotee’s mental worries, he is called as “Kalangamal Kaththa Vinayagar”.
Apart from worshipping Lord Shiva here, devotees visit here to worship the planet Guru (Jupiter). Every year during the planet Jupiter’s movement from one house to another house is considered to be very auspicious and lakhs of devotes arrive to worship the Guru Bhagavan.