the Goddess, as Sri Bhuvaneswari, is in worship here, with a Marakata Linga. An
underground passage below the sanctum is pointed out as the
place whereinto the mysterious sage entered and never appeared again. The passage is also
spoken of as leading
From here to the Garbhagriha of Sri Dandayudhapaniswami sanctum sanctorum.
Abishekam (holy purificatory baths) are of various
kinds such (1) Gingelly oil; (2) Trivaipudi; (3) Rice powder; (4) Turmeric
powder (5) Pancha-amritam (Five sweet ingredients. But Panchamritam, now consists of more
than five ingredients
namely, plantains, cane jaggery, sugar- candy, honey, ghee and raisins, dates, etc.); (6)
Tender coconut water or mango juice or any fruit juice according to the
desire of devotee; (7) Milk and honey; (8) Rose water; (9) Sandal pas (10) Ash (Vibhuti).