Srikalahasteeshwara Temple has four major entrances each with a huge tower. A miraculous feature of this temple is that the flame of a lamp, present in the garbha gudi (Sanctum Sanctorum) flickers even though there is no ventilation inside and even when the pujaris close the entrance. The skilful Yadava architecture of the temple indicates the presence of a shaft of wind near the deity and hence the fire in the lamp flickers.
The main Linga, which is in the shape of an elephant trunk, with tusks on each side and a figure of a spider at the bottom, is untouched by human hands, even by the priests. Abhishekam (anointing the Lord) is done to the 'Utsava Murthi' by pouring a mixture of water, milk, camphor and Panchamritam. Even sandal paste, flowers and sacred threads are offered to the utsava murthi and not to the main idol.
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