hill is 450 feet in height, reached by a flight of 659 steps. The idol is composed of
Navapashanam. (Nine different kinds of poisons) blended together in certain rare
proportions, the resultant substance resembling wax. The mixing of the nine poisons was
done by a Muni called Bhoga.
Some say that the constituent of the image is an amalgam of nine minerals.
The body of the deity is not smooth and seems to have been either scraped out or corroded
by age. It is said that some Siddha Vaidyas of the locality, who knew
of the miraculous curative and preservative properties, of the image, scraped the body of
the deity in the unknown Apparently unnoticed and used the same for curing otherwise
incurable diseases of men. The
touch of the body is believed to work cur, wonders.