This temple is one of the rare specimens of rock-cut temples in Kerala. The archaeological department preserves it as a monument and is one of the three rock-cut temples in Kerala.
The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. A three feet high Shiva Linga is enshrined in the square cave, and idols of Ganapathy, Maharshi and Dwarapalakas are enshrined within as well.
Built on the banks of the River Manimala, it is an 8th century construction in the Pallava style of architecture and is hence considered a place of great archaeological importance. The temple is located 28.3 km from Pathanamthitta town and can be reached by bus or private vehicles.