One of 275 important temples of Siva. The temple is about 10 kms from Kancheepuram.
Main deity: Swayambu linga known as Panangateeswarar and his consort Amirtha valli ammai.
Teertham is Jada gangai and sundara teertham. Sthala vruksham is Panai tree. The place was full of panai trees, hence the namepanangattore.
Importance: There are two deities one worshipped by Agasthiar and the other by Pulasthiar muni known as Krupadeeswarar and Krpagambikai. The temple is constructed in Gajaprushta form (elephant back).
When Sundarar visited this place Siva appeared before him in the form of an old man and offered food. Sundarar laughed at him and said when there is no water what of food, and asked him who are you?
The old man said I live at panangattore and he scratched the land under his leg and water started flowing. The old man disappeared sundarar was surprised and he tried to understand what the old man said and he sighted out the temple and visited.
Sundarar sang hymns on Siva of this place. Teertham is named after him and people say the level is just 3’even today.
[Siva Devara sthalam]