Recently we visited Uthira kosa mangai temple,a famous shaivaite sthalam in Ramanathapuram. A wonderful temple which is 3000 years old and is also known as the "padal petra thalam". The deities are mangalanathar and mangalambigai. legend has it that lord Shiva taught parvati vedas in this sthalam. There is also a 3000 years old elanthai tree as the sthala vruksham.

There is a maragatha natarajar sculpture which is smeared with sandalwood all aound the year and is done abhishekam only on aruthra darisanam. Everyday at noon,annabhishekam is done for a small maragathalingam and it is believed that nayanmars visit the temple everyday during noon to see the annabhishekam.

The temple is very sacred and it is also said that anyone who goes with a critical request gets the blessing within 5 days.