|by Radio Team|
|Sunday, 17 August 2008|
Here is part of the story of the Siva Temple in Irumbai, according to the people's knowledge: It was built approximately 1400 years ago and people have been worshipping at this Siva Temple for the last eight generations. One of the many stories about how this temple came to be; once there was a Maharishi who meditated for many years and suddenly the land became dry, many animals died. The village people wondered what had happened. They discovered that through the Maharishi's meditation, drought had come to the land.
The village people assembled to awaken the Maharishi: they brought a dancing girl to dance in front of him. She danced until her silumbu fell off her ankle. Finally the Maharishi opened his eyes, very angry. The Sivalingam broke into three pieces! The village people were shocked and frightened.