The story behind this temple goes thus: Maharshi Siladhar undertook a penance on Lord Shiva for a child. By the grace of Lord Shiva, two male children were born to the Rishi whom he named Nandhi and Parvadhan. A group of rishis known as Sanakadhi sages visited Siladhar to see the children. They told him that Nandhi had a short life span, which hurt Siladhar.Nandhi consoled father Siladhar and said that he would undertake a severe penance on Lord Shiva and become immortal. Pleased with the penance of Nandhi, Lord Shiva made him his vehicle and also ordered that all visitors would have to come to him with the permission of Nandhi only. The place where Nandhi performed penance is at the foot of the hill called Nandhiyal. His brother Parvatha also performed penance and became a mountain.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Redeem sins
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.
5 a.m. to 3 p.m. 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.