This is a small
village situated on the coast of the Bay of Bengal. It assumed religious importance owing
to the existence of a Siva Temple containing a life-sized bull carved out of Black stone.
There are many temples near the Siva Temple but they are covered with sand dunes and their
Gopurams are only just visible. They were recently excavated. The Siva temple contains
inscriptions of the 12th century A.D., which mention that this village was granted
continuance by a commander-in-chief of the Cholas for the maintenance of worship in the
temple. The Sivaratri festival celebrated here is attended by a large number of devotees.