Lord Vigirtheeswarar graces with His snake jewel (Nagabaranam) in the sanctum sanctorum as a swaymbumurthy.
Sri Kalyana Vigirtheeswarar Temple Venjamankudalur
Indira, king of Devas developed a desire on Akalika, wife of Maharshi Gautama. He entered into his hermitage in the guise of a cock and cried. Cock cry indicates the dawn. Innocent Maharshi left the hermitage for the river to have his morning bath. Indira entered into the hermitage as rishi. Akalya thought the entrant was her own husband. Meantime, the sage, finding that there was more time for the dawn and returned home sensing some mischief. Seeing the Rishi, Indira, tried to escape in the guise of the cat. but was cursed to have eyes in his whole body. Indira began to go round the Shiva Temples seeking relief from the curse. Lord Shiva said that his curse would disappear at an appropriate time. Indira begged the Lord that He should grace His darshan to all from this place. Lord Shiva appeared here as Swayambu Linga.