Mother Meenakshi, born as the daughter of devout Malayadwaja Pandya used to play with Her friends (Thozhi in Tamil) in Pillayar Palayam now Avaniapuram. When She was leaving the place after wedding with Lord Sundareswara, the Thozhis requested Her to stay there in Her wedding form and bless them.Read More
The Nandhi in Mother Balameenambica shrine facing south is turning towards the Lord. Lord Balasubramania is turning left with His peacock vahan. These turning postures are considered a different feature in the temple.