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Patteeswaram is located around 8 km from Kumbakonam and is famous for the Sri Durgai Shrine and a Shiva Temple called the Sri Dhenupureeswarar Temple. It is believed that Sri Durga, also known as Vishnu Durga, was placed in the Durgai Temple by the Cholas. The Cholas brought the idol to this place and built a separate shrine for the goddess. The idol of Sri Durga has three eyes and eight hands. The idol stands over the body of Mahishasura, the famous demon king....