Mahendrapalli Thirumeni Azhagar Temple – Legends
Indra worshipping Shiva here:
For his wrong desire on Akalika wife of Maharshi Gautama, Indira was cursed by the Rishi to have eyes throughout his body. He came to Earth and prayed to Lord Shiva for relief in many places and this is one among them. As Indira – Maha Indira worshipped here the place came to be known as Mahendrapalli. A temple was erected here later.
Shiva granting darshan of his cosmic dance:
Shiva is said to have given the Dharshan of his Cosmic Dance to the sages, Surya, Chandra, Indra and Brahma who worshipped him.
Pithru Dosha Parihara Sthalam:
It is in the pond (Pushkarini) of this temple; Shri Krishna conducted Tharpanam before Kurukshetra war and created Bodhayana Amavasya. It is believed that worshipping in this temple is said to alleviate the Pithru (family ancestors) dosham.