Known as Dakshinakailasam, this is first of the Tevaara Paadal Petra Stalams in Sri Lanka and is on
the East Coast of the island; the ancient temple faced destruction during the Portugese
reign. The only other Shivastalam in Eezhanaadu is Tirukketheeswaram.
Shiva here, is believed to have been worshipped by Indra.
The Temple: Worship services are offered at a rock, on the coast.
Sambandar has sung the glory of this shrine from Rameswaram, across the ocean. A monarch
of Sri Lanka, Singai Jagaraajasekharar has composed the Dakshina Kailasa Puranam in praise